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A New Deal for Europe

Only a social and democratic refounding of the eurozone can counter hateful nationalistic impulses

We Are Hopelessly Hooked

Our sudden transformation into device people

Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

by Sherry Turkle

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

by Sherry Turkle

Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web

by Joseph M. Reagle Jr.

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

by Nir Eyal with Ryan Hoover


TV: The Shame of Wisconsin

‘Making a Murderer’ by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos

Making a Murderer

a Netflix documentary series directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos


Prophet and Outcast Bush

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush

by Jon Meacham


Tap: Pure and Beautiful

What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing

by Brian Seibert

America Dancing: From the Cakewalk to the Moonwalk

by Megan Pugh


Jews: Ambivalent and Admirable

Their Promised Land: My Grandparents in Love and War

by Ian Buruma


What Is the I Ching?

I Ching: The Book of Change

translated from the Chinese by David Hinton

I Ching (Yijing): The Book of Change

translated from the Chinese with an introduction and commentary by John Minford


The Truth About the Resistance

Who were the resisters, what were they resisting, and what difference did they really make?

Fighters in the Shadows: A New History of the French Resistance

by Robert Gildea

Histoire de la Résistance, 1940–1945

by Olivier Wieviorka


Bizet Wins at the Met

In The Pearl Fishers the composer turned his libretto’s shortcomings into virtues

Les Pêcheurs de Perles [The Pearl Fishers]

an opera by Georges Bizet, produced by Penny Woolcock, at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, December 31, 2015–February 4, 2016


A Country Breaking Down

The wealthiest nation on earth is nowhere near the top in its infrastructure

2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure

by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Rust: The Longest War

by Jonathan Waldman

Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead

by Rosabeth Moss Kanter

The Road Taken: The History and Future of America’s Infrastructure

by Henry Petroski

Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

by Ted Koppel


Walpole: The House & the Letters

Strawberry Hill and Horace Walpole: Essential Guide

by John Iddon

Strawberry Hill: Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle

by Anna Chalcraft and Judith Viscardi

The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole’s Correspondence

edited by W.S. Lewis and others

Place-making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill

by Marion Harney

Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill

edited by Michael Snodin

Horace Walpole’s Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill: A Facsimile of the Copy Extra-illustrated for Charles Bedford in the Collection of Lord Waldegrave of North Hill

with an introduction by William Waldegrave

Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great’s Hermitage

by Larissa Dukelskaya and others

A Description of the Villa at Strawberry-Hill

by Horace Walpole, with an introduction by Stephen Clarke

A Different Kind of Weather: A Memoir

by William Waldegrave

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The Force of Nostalgia

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

a film directed by J.J. Abrams


The Psychologists Take Power

We should be wary of conferring moral authority on sources that have no plausible claims to such authority

The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

by Jonathan Haidt

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

by Steven Pinker

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil

by Paul Bloom

The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice

by William Damon and Anne Colby

Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them

by Joshua Greene

Report to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Psychological Association: Independent Review Relating to APA Ethics Guidelines, National Security Interrogations, and Torture

by David H. Hoffman and others

The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture: Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science

by Brian Nosek and others

Head Strong: How Psychology Is Revolutionizing War

by Michael D. Matthews

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