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What Do the Hohenzollerns Deserve?

The controversy is about more than just the long shadows cast by the Nazi period

For the Lulz

4chan, Gamergate, and how thwarted, angry young men have reshaped political discourse

It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office

by Dale Beran


What the Little Woman Was Up To

Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

an exhibition at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, February 28–June 15, 2019; and the Grolier Club, New York City, December 11, 2019–February 8, 2020


Private Parts of Speech

On Gary Lutz and writing about sex

The Complete Gary Lutz

by Gary Lutz


Escaping Blackness

Thomas Chatterton Williams’s ‘Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race’

Self-Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race

by Thomas Chatterton Williams


Left Behind

While poverty in America is all too real, it’s not the only reason for the epidemic of deaths of despair.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

by Anne Case and Angus Deaton

We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

by Jennifer M. Silva


Spirits of San Francisco

The Householders: Robert Duncan and Jess

by Tara McDowell

Robert Duncan: The Ambassador from Venus

by Lisa Jarnot, with a foreword by Michael Davidson

Collected Essays and Other Prose

by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by James Maynard

The Collected Early Poems and Plays

by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Peter Quartermain

The Collected Later Poems and Plays

by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Peter Quartermain

The H.D. Book

by Robert Duncan, edited and with an introduction by Michael Boughn and Victor Coleman

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

by Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff

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Thatcher: The Letting Go

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorized Biography: Herself Alone

by Charles Moore


Buddhist Baedekers

Creating the Universe: Depictions of the Cosmos in Himalayan Buddhism

by Eric Huntington

Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, April 27–August 18, 2019; and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, January 17–April 19, 2020


Musil’s Infinities

Intimate Ties: Two Novellas

by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

Agathe, or, The Forgotten Sister

by Robert Musil, translated from the German and with an introduction by Joel Agee


More Fraternité Than Liberté

A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

by Jeremy D. Popkin

The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

by Alexander Mikaberidze


The Flowers Blooming in the Dark

Voices from the Chinese Century: Public Intellectual Debate from Contemporary China

edited by Timothy Cheek, David Ownby, and Joshua A. Fogel

Rethinking China’s Rise: A Liberal Critique

by Xu Jilin, translated from the Chinese and edited by David Ownby

Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals

by Sebastian Veg


‘A Walk Through Someone Else’

Feel Free

by Nick Laird

O Positive

by Joe Dunthorne


Beethoven’s Empire of the Mind

Beethoven’s Conversation Books, Volume 1: Nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820)

translated from the German and edited by Theodore Albrecht

Beethoven’s Conversation Books, Volume 2: Nos. 9 to 16 (March 1820 to September 1820)

translated from the German and edited by Theodore Albrecht


Bed, Bench & Beyond

A Day at Home in Early Modern England: Material Culture and Domestic Life, 1500–1700

by Tara Hamling and Catherine Richardson


Whose Nationalism?

Nationalism: A Short History

by Liah Greenfeld

Reclaiming Patriotism

by Amitai Etzioni

Why Nationalism

by Yael Tamir


The Party Cannot Hold

As the Democrats struggle over their future, the divisions are stark.

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