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New Republic August 4, 2014
August 4, 2014

In Defense of Public Libraries

The importance of public libraries can't be exaggerated.George Bernard Shaw

Science Is Changing What It Means to Be Dead

If you could freeze yourself until a future age, are you sure you'd want to?Judith Shulevitz

Who Killed This Woman?

Her husband, father, or brothers? The mysterious story of one brutal honor killing in Pakistan.Mehreen Zahra-Malik

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.Tom Bissell

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.William Deresiewicz

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.Geoff Dyer

Predicting Hillary's Political Future

Bertie Wooster, Leftist

My Dead

Capital Culture: the Corporatization of the National Gallery

Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?

Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and agingDavid Hajdu


Israel at War With Hamas and Itself

The ugly realities of murders and missiles.Leon Wieseltier

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