Books

One of them will really surprise you.

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One Country Saved Its Jews. Were They Just Better People?

The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust

The surprising truth about Denmark in the Holocaust

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The Best Books of 2013

The New Republic staff brings you the best books of 2013.

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By the author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

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In 2007, several n+1 editors discussed books they’d read or wished they had read in college. The series of dialogues was published in a pamphlet called What We Should Have Known. A new pamphlet, No Regrets, which came out this week, reprises the 2007 panel’s questions (What do you wish you had read in college? What books changed you?) but restricts the conversation to women.

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Why novelists love to write about affairs between professors and students.

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These photos bring Dickinson to life better than any biography.

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Rudyard Kipling’s creations in verse and prose are among the most familiar in the English language. It would be difficult to shield a child in any Anglophone country from Mowgli’s exploits among the wolves, or from an explanation of how the leopard got his spots. Many teenagers are still exposed to the hammering exhortations of “If—,” recently voted the most popular poem in Great Britain:If you can keep your head when all about you   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

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Statistically, Who's the Greatest Person in History?

Why quants can't measure historic significance

The stats have an answer. The stats lie.

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The Holocaust and the limits of human understanding. 

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