The case of Walter B.

Hitler’s World

“Nature,” he wrote, “knows no political boundaries.”


Conservative resentment and spectacle made flesh

Time to Get Tough: Make America Great Again!

by Donald J. Trump

The Immortal Egyptian Priest

The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

by Lawrence M. Berman

Daddy’s Girl

Go Set a Watchman

by Harper Lee


Contemporary America is full of fear

Why the Rich Are So Much Richer

Joseph Stiglitz’s ‘The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them’

The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

by Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

‘The Knife There on the Shelf’

On Elizabeth Bishop

by Colm Tóibín

Sympathy for the Devil

The much limper second season of ‘True Detective’

True Detective

a television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto

What Foreign Policy for the US?

Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World

by Ian Bremmer

The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts

by Dominic Tierney

Is the American Century Over?

by Joseph S. Nye Jr.

Restraint: A New Foundation for US Grand Strategy

by Barry R. Posen

The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

by Valerie M. Hudson and Patricia Leidl

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action With Annexes I–V

an agreement signed by China, France, Russia, Germany, the UK, the US, the European Union, and Iran, July 14, 2015

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Lives & Loves of the Exile

Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

by Vincent Giroud

The Elmore Leonard Story

“All villains have mothers,” he said

Four Novels of the 1980s: City Primeval, LaBrava, Glitz, Freaky Deaky

by Elmore Leonard, edited by Gregg Sutter

Four Novels of the 1970s: Fifty-Two Pickup, Swag, Unknown Man No. 89, The Switch

by Elmore Leonard, edited by Gregg Sutter

Charlie Martz and Other Stories: The Unpublished Stories

by Elmore Leonard

At the Core of Science

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science

by Steven Weinberg

The Perils of Painting Now

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World

an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, December 14, 2014–April 5, 2015

The Shadows Know

Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories

by Jerome Charyn

The Years of Rage

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

a film directed by Stanley Nelson

Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence

by Bryan Burrough

The Day the ’60s Died: The Kent State Shootings

a PBS documentary directed by Jonathan Halperin; produced and written by Jonathan Halperin and Anna Bowers

The Black Revolution on Campus

by Martha Biondi

Indian Classics: The Big New Vision

Therigatha: Poems of the First Buddhist Women

translated from the Pali by Charles Hallisey

The History of Akbar, Volume 1

by Abu’l-Fazl, edited and translated from the Persian by Wheeler M. Thackston

The Story of Manu

by Allasani Peddana, translated from the Telugu by Velcheru Narayana Rao and David Shulman

How They Hunted Down Liberals

Phantom Terror: Political Paranoia and the Creation of the Modern State, 1789–1848

by Adam Zamoyski

Through the Regime’s Looking Glass

Jaromil Jireš’s 1970 film ‘Valerie and Her Week of Wonders’

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

a film directed by Jaromil Jireš

The Triumph of a Musical Adventure

El Sistema: Orchestrating Venezuela’s Youth

by Geoffrey Baker

A Quest for Clarity

Poetry Notebook: Reflections on the Intensity of Language

by Clive James

Latest Readings

by Clive James

The Jewish Terrorists

Two new books explore the radical movements and individuals who roamed Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917–1947

by Bruce Hoffman

The Reckoning: Death and Intrigue in the Promised Land—A True Detective Story

by Patrick Bishop

The Bad Boy of Russian Poetry

Mayakovsky: A Biography

by Bengt Jangfeldt, translated from the Swedish by Harry D. Watson

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