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Our Most Vulnerable Election

Although we have had many critical elections, none of them since the end of Reconstruction has occurred under anything like the cloud hanging over this one.

Will He Go?: Trump and the Looming Election Meltdown in 2020

by Lawrence Douglas


‘Teeming with Things Unknown’

Goya: A Portrait of the Artist

by Janis A. Tomlinson


The Desk and the Daring

Vivian Gornick has long enjoyed an audience of literary depressives and feminists. Now, a late-career revival is expanding her readership.

Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader

by Vivian Gornick

The Romance of American Communism

by Vivian Gornick

Approaching Eye Level

by Vivian Gornick

The End of the Novel of Love

by Vivian Gornick


The Cults of Wagner

Alex Ross’s ‘Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music’

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music

by Alex Ross


Simulating Democracy

Jill Lepore’s ‘If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future’

If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future

by Jill Lepore


The Oracle of Our Unease

The enchanted terms in which F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed modern America still blind us to how scathingly he judged it.

Deportation Nation

The deportation system held sway over immigrant communities long before Trump became president, but under his direction it has become even more far-reaching, arbitrary, and cruel.

The Deportation Machine: America’s Long History of Expelling Immigrants

by Adam Goodman

The Battle to Stay in America: Immigration’s Hidden Front Line

by Michael Kagan


A Moral Witness

Martha Gellhorn’s letters to her lovers and intimate friends involve a remarkable feat of reportage on the war within Gellhorn herself

Yours, for Probably Always: Martha Gellhorn’s Letters of Love and War, 1930–1949

edited by Janet Somerville


Syria’s Lost Chance

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Arab Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of Its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance

by Elizabeth F. Thompson


Poems Without an ‘I’

In Chinese poetry, fiction, and philosophy, the “I” is not the nerve center from which thought and knowledge begin.

The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)

by Ha Jin

The Selected Poems of Tu Fu: Expanded and Newly Translated

by David Hinton

Awakened Cosmos: The Mind of Classical Chinese Poetry

by David Hinton


Wendell Berry’s High Horse

What I Stand On: The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry, 1969–2017

by Wendell Berry


Because It’s Still There

The World Beneath Their Feet: Mountaineering, Madness, and the Deadly Race to Summit the Himalayas

by Scott Ellsworth


Confinement and Contagion

How coronavirus has made those in women’s prisons more vulnerable

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