Justifying Diversity

In the courts, diversity is being subjected to a withering attack, one that most informed observers expect to be fatal.

Saboteur in Chief

When you want to discredit government itself, obliviousness and ineptitude are their own rewards.

The Fifth Risk

by Michael Lewis

Music Without a Destination

‘Debussy: A Painter in Sound’ by Stephen Walsh

Debussy: A Painter in Sound

by Stephen Walsh

Where Else Can They Go?

Escaping Wars and Waves: Encounters with Syrian Refugees

by Olivier Kugler

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

by Don Brown

Threads: From the Refugee Crisis

by Kate Evans

The Secret Sculptor

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017

an exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, April 22–July 29, 2018; and the Met Breuer, New York City, September 6–December 2, 2018

Brazil’s Brutal Messiah

Brazil: A Biography

by Lilia M. Schwarcz and Heloisa M. Starling, translated from the Portuguese

That Formal Feeling

On ‘American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin’ by Terrance Hayes and ‘Like’ by A.E. Stallings


by A.E. Stallings

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

by Terrance Hayes

The Winter of Our Discontent

Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics

by Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare and the Resistance: The Earl of Southampton, the Essex Rebellion, and the Poems that Challenged Tudor Tyranny

by Clare Asquith

The Other Constitutions

How state judiciaries can set an example for the federal judiciary

51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law

by Jeffrey S. Sutton

To Hell and Back

Kolyma Stories: Volume One

by Varlam Shalamov, translated from the Russian and with an introduction by Donald Rayfield

The Inglenooks of Power

Those Wild Wyndhams: Three Sisters at the Heart of Power

by Claudia Renton

India’s Dangerous New Curriculum

New government textbooks promote an essentially Hindu history, providing a foundation for slowly remaking India into an essentially Hindu country.

Shots in the Dark

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous

by Christopher Bonanos

Extra! Weegee: A Collection of 359 Vintage Photographs from 1929–1946

edited by Daniel Blau

The Power of Running Away

The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery

by R.J.M. Blackett

The Reich in Medias Res

The Order of the Day

by Éric Vuillard, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti

An Exile at Home

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

by David I. Kertzer

Primal Visions


by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole

Curriculum Vitae

by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole

The Shunra and the Schmetterling

by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole

The Heart Is Katmandu

by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Peter Cole

The Christ of Fish

by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Eddie Levenston


by Yoel Hoffmann, translated from the Hebrew by Alan Treister with Eddie Levenston

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Opioid Nation

I believe the modern opioid epidemic is now more a demand problem than a supply problem.

Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America’s Opioid Epidemic (Expanded and Updated Edition)

by Barry Meier

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America

by Beth Macy

American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

by Chris McGreal

American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis—and How to End It

by Ryan Hampton, with Claire Rudy Foster


Our Concentration Camps: An Open Letter

This generation will be remembered for having allowed concentration camps for children to be built in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” This is happening here and now, but not in our names.

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