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Hearing Poland’s Ghosts

Four new museums offer rich clues to the passions that historical disputes continue to arouse

The Master of Wonder House

John Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London

an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York City, September 15, 2017—January 7, 2018


Dereliction of Duty?

H.R. McMaster should know better than to follow this president into policy hell.

‘I Should Have Made Him for a Dentist’

Norman Podhoretz’s memoir ‘Making It’

Making It

by Norman Podhoretz, with an introduction by Terry Teachout


The House of Anderson

Phantom Thread

a film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson


Caesar Bloody Caesar

In Rome, as in Gaul, human rights were nonexistent, and life was cheap

The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works: Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War

edited and translated from the Latin by Kurt A. Raaflaub


Circling the Square

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

by Niall Ferguson


Kill All the Editors

Men and Apparitions

by Lynne Tillman

The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories

by Lynne Tillman


Fizz and Crackle

The Story of the Jews, Vol. 2: Belonging, 1492–1900

by Simon Schama


1919 Rag

King Zeno

by Nathaniel Rich


Monday Morning Philosophers

Knowing the Score: What Sports Can Teach Us About Philosophy (And What Philosophy Can Teach Us About Sports)

by David Papineau

What We Think About When We Think About Soccer

by Simon Critchley


Southern Discomfort

Peter Taylor: Complete Stories, Vol. 1, 1938–1959

by Peter Taylor, edited by Ann Beattie

Peter Taylor: Complete Stories, Vol. 2, 1960–1992

by Peter Taylor, edited by Ann Beattie


Fine Specimens

‘The Afterlives of Specimens: Science, Mourning, and Whitman’s Civil War’ by Lindsay Tuggle

The Afterlives of Specimens: Science, Mourning, and Whitman’s Civil War

by Lindsay Tuggle

Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition

by Walt Whitman, edited by Lawrence Kramer


A Flag Is a Flag Is a Flag

How best to come to grips with Jasper Johns?

Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture

edited by Roberta Bernstein with Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Caitlin Sweeney, and Betsy Stepina Zinn

Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye

by Roberta Bernstein

Jasper Johns: “Something Resembling Truth”

an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, September 23–December 10, 2017; and the Broad, Los Angeles, February 10–May 13, 2018

Jasper Johns: Pictures within Pictures, 1980–2015

by Fiona Donovan


Good Old Gib

Nicholas Rankin’s ‘Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler’

Defending the Rock: How Gibraltar Defeated Hitler

by Nicholas Rankin


Josef K. in Washington

‘Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable’ by Erwin Chemerinsky

Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable

by Erwin Chemerinsky

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