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The Rules of the Game: A New Electoral System

The simplest voting reform would be to replace plurality rule with majority rule in state primaries.

Cool, Sublime, Idealistic Diebenkorn

Matisse/Diebenkorn

an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, October 23, 2016–January 29, 2017; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, March 11–May 29, 2017

Richard Diebenkorn: The Catalogue Raisonné

edited by Jane Livingston and Andrea Liguori

Richard Diebenkorn: The Sketchbooks Revealed

edited by the Cantor Arts Center


Take Me to Bellevue

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital

by David Oshinsky


When the Chinese Were Unspeakable

‘The Killing Wind: A Chinese County’s Descent into Madness During the Cultural Revolution’ by Tan Hecheng

The Killing Wind: A Chinese County’s Descent into Madness During the Cultural Revolution

by Tan Hecheng, translated from the Chinese by Stacy Mosher and Guo Jian


Is Europe Disintegrating?

Did the post-wall era end, sometime between the high point of 2005 and the low of today?

Europe Since 1989: A History

by Philipp Ther, translated from the German by Charlotte Hughes-Kreutzmüller

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Europe Entrapped

by Claus Offe

The Euro Trap: On Bursting Bubbles, Budgets, and Beliefs

by Hans-Werner Sinn

Der Euro: Von der Friedensidee zum Zankapfel

by Hans-Werner Sinn

La fin du rêve européen

by François Heisbourg

What Is Populism?

by Jan-Werner Müller

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When They Came from Another World

What if the future is as real as the past?

Arrival

a film directed by Denis Villeneuve

Stories of Your Life and Others

by Ted Chiang


Afghanistan: Obama’s Sad Legacy

A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster

by Joshua Partlow


The Caliphate: From Grand to Sordid

Caliphate: The History of an Idea

by Hugh Kennedy

Salafi-Jihadism: The History of an Idea

by Shiraz Maher

The Master Plan: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Jihadi Strategy for Final Victory

by Brian H. Fishman


The Genius of Blackness

Kerry James Marshall: Mastry

an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, April 23–September 25, 2016; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 25, 2016–January 29, 2017; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, March 12–July 2, 2017


Emily: The Quiet Earthquake

Emily Dickinson’s Poems As She Preserved Them

edited by Cristanne Miller

A Quiet Passion

a film directed by Terence Davies

Amherst

by William Nicholson

A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

by Jerome Charyn


‘There Is Only One Beethoven’

Beethoven for a Later Age: Living with the String Quartets

by Edward Dusinberre


The Trouble with Quantum Mechanics

Despite its great successes, arguments continue about its meaning and its future.

The Captive Aliens Who Remain Our Shame

Robert Parkinson’s ‘The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution’

The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

by Robert Parkinson


The Swedish Kings of Cyberwar

Sweden’s growing importance to the NSA

A Great Writer We Should Know

Antonio Di Benedetto’s ‘Zama’

Zama

by Antonio Di Benedetto, translated from the Spanish by Esther Allen


How Bad Was Tony Blair?

Assessing the former prime minister’s record

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