Books

Does Hillary Really Believe in the Hillary Doctrine?
June 23, 2015

As Secretary of State she argued that global gender equality was essential to national security. But how about as president?

The Untouched Remains of a Pre-Holocaust Jewish Schoolhouse
June 23, 2015

The haunting beauty of decaying books.

Under a Spell
June 21, 2015

The spine-tingling glee of the Scrabble enthusiast.

Confessions of a Catholic Novelist
June 21, 2015

When water, bread, and blood aren’t just water, bread, and blood.

The Controversy Over Muhammad Cartoons Is Not About the Prophet Muhammad
June 09, 2015

Blasphemy depends upon belief, and is fading with it.

Breaking the Boundaries Between Fantasy and Literary Fiction
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June 07, 2015

A conversation between literary heavyweights Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro.

Why Are Libertarians Mostly Dudes?
June 05, 2015

Rand Paul is polling terribly among women. His political philosophy might be to blame.

Alice Goffman's Denial of Murder Conspiracy Raises Even More Questions
June 03, 2015

The sociologist wrote about joining a murder plot. Now she insists that it was "not about actual violence."

What Happens When a Great Editor Writes His First Novel
June 01, 2015

You get a paean to literary fandom that could have used a little more editing. 

Wising Up to the Wise Men of American Foreign Policy
May 29, 2015

George Kennan was not such a Wise Man after all, a new book argues. 

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