Books

Facts and Dreams
February 23, 2012

In Fictions of the Cosmos, Frédérique Aït-Touati flicks her finger and dismantles the bars that separate science and literature.

Nazism on Holiday
February 22, 2012

Only recently discovered by the Bolaño estate among his papers, The Third Reich bears many of the hallmarks of the now familiar Roberto Bolaño style:

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,

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