Books

Was Nietzsche Right About Religion?

The ghost at the atheist feast

Two new books about the ghost at the atheist feast

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Hypocrisy won’t be what brings down Calipari. His teams’ performances will.

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Anne Rice's petition won't work. People will still find a way to be jerks on the Internet—because it’s the Internet.

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At what point does a work of supposed literary merit simply become fan fiction?

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Teddy Roosevelt, Not-So-Great Reformer

What Washington-focused liberals miss about Progressivism

The liberal consensus is that Teddy Roosevelt was a great progressive. But his popularity makes it hard to see an alternative: progressivism with power not in the hands of corporate managers, or oligarchs. 

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Two recent novels by Nigerian expats have explored the limits of the novel of ideas.

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How a Pope Helped Mussolini Rise to Power

And tried to stop him before it was too late

But then tried to stop him, before it was too late.

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Take the American gothic currents of Joyce Carol Oates; instill the pithy black humor of Sam Lipsyte and the absurdist instincts of George Saunders—minus the sci-fi, futuristic flourishes; add a dose of domestic macabre a la A.M. Homes; invite the open-ended poetry of Lydia Davis but mix it with the sociological precision of Jonathan Franzen, and you have something like a recipe for a Lorrie Moore story.

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Lorrie Moore Has a Politics Problem

What happens when fiction abuses the war on terror

Lorrie Moore is as talented as ever. But her attempts at post-September 11 topicality can be excruciating.

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How it became OK for musicians to reject popular appeal.

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