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New Republic September 29, 2014
September 29, 2014

From the Stacks: “The Mean Streets of Algeria”

A Guide to Last Week's News for People Who Don't Like to Read

Celebrity nudes. Playing dead to stay alive. And the biggest dinosaur ever. T.A. Frank

The Three Types of People Who Fight for ISIS

A breakdown of the most evil group on the planet.Graeme Wood

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.Jessica Nordell

The Duck Penis Paradox

Science, science, everywhere! But is it all for real?Alice Robb

Feminism Has Conquered the Culture. Now Comes the Hard Part

Two female writers battle it out over that very question.Rebecca Traister and Judith Shulevitz

The Heartwrenching Court Cases That Inspired My New Novel

The best legal judgments form a neglected sub-genre of our literature.Ian McEwan

Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

Facing prison, the onetime heir to William F. Buckley reflects on how he turned himself from conservative intellectual into multi-platform provocateur.Sam Tanenhaus

Ukrainian Prisoners' Walk of Shame

What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

Hypotheticals are ruining the study of history.Cass R. Sunstein

Untitled (My God, the soul that you put within me)

How Scalia's Beliefs Completely Changed the Supreme Court

With 28 years on the bench, his beliefs have seeped into nearly ever aspect of federal law. Justin Driver

Charles James Was an Artist—But Don't Hang His Works in a Museum

His work is being treated with the kind of seriousness and acclaim given to Rodin or Rothko or any other major figure in the history of art.Jennifer Homans

Untitled (A crying mouth and a laughing mouth)

The Seductions of the Golden Moon

Obama Against ISIS: The End of Halfheartedness?

Interventionists are not less calm than isolationists; we are only more sleep-deprived.Leon Wieseltier

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