Books

The Two Americas
February 20, 2012

We are, Charles Murray posits, two nations: one a pampered and clueless but high-functioning meritocratic elite, and one a bruised and resentful and l

When The Bad News Comes
February 16, 2012

An air of bittersweet nobility envelops this collection of cancer essays. Seven prominent bioethicists collaborated to produce Malignant—five who batt

Actions
February 15, 2012

In his memoir, Bill Zimmerman contributes his own vivid tableaux to the annals of 1960s action sequences, and makes plain that they were sequences in

A Look From the Left
February 14, 2012

IN 1946, I.F. Stone, the celebrated left-wing journalist, became the first American reporter to travel with Jewish “displaced persons” in Europe who w

Kicking the Habit
February 13, 2012

In this deceptively simple book, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan P. Caulkins, and Angela Hawken eviscerate many of the arguments behind the policies that

Ancient History
February 09, 2012

Geoffrey Kabaservice’s new book, a history of the moderate and liberal wings of the Republican Party since the 1950s, is a wonderful reminder of what

Presciently Sad
February 08, 2012

The rediscovery of Joseph Roth has been one of the happiest literary developments of the last decade or so—perhaps the first time that the word “happy

Plastic People
February 07, 2012

Though today we think almost interchangeably of consumer, corporate, and government credit, Louis Hyman reminds us that credit used to mean, chiefly,

The Longest Battle
February 06, 2012

Mary Dudziak’s argument provides a twist on a common view among legal academics about the relationship between wartime and civil liberties. Like these

It's the Cops, Stupid!
February 02, 2012

Franklin Zimring has broken ranks with his profession and issued a long overdue call. The New York crime drop experience demands a revision in our und

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