Books

Welcome, Cassandra!
August 13, 2012

I Capture the Castle is the beloved but far too narrowly celebrated masterpiece of British writer Dodie Smith.

Fitly Spoken
August 09, 2012

Alexander Tsesis's loving history of the Declaration of Independence is profoundly Lincolnian in story and premise.

Class Act
August 08, 2012

Whither Opportunity? demonstrates that the nearly exclusive focus on the role of race in education is outdated.

Get Real
August 07, 2012

Sincerity is not one of those philosophy books that bursts into a self-help manual. Magill has written a dense and intriguing cultural history, teasin

The Full Scale of It
August 06, 2012

Antony Beevor’s forte as a military historian is that he manifests such a wide range of historical sympathy and historical imagination. But none of it

Constitutional Conventions
August 02, 2012

Do precedents constrain judges? Even if they constrain lower-court judges in run-of-the-mill cases, do they constrain the Justices, especially in the

My Country, My Country
August 01, 2012

Mary Antin’s ringing endorsement of Americanization—of being “made over”—which appeared in 1912 in her autobiography, The Promised Land, probably did

The Other Value of Life
July 31, 2012

Kenneth Feinberg, who adminstered the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund and the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in the wake of the Deep Horizon oil spi

Waterworld
July 30, 2012

The connection between swimming and growth lies at the heart of Leanne Shapton’s new book Swimming Studies, a beautifully written and illustrated medi

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