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Fights

If the generals really plan to spend a year reviewing the policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” they should have plenty of time to read James Lord’s My Q

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What is a Religion?

Buruma certainly writes with authority throughout the book, marshaling an impressive range of arguments and evidence, as well as issuing informed judg

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Other historians have treated high politics and the drama of international affairs as their main themes, and set them against a lightly-sketched backg

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Types of Murder

Fellman makes the ancillary case that religious zealotry motivated all these actors, implying that a fever for holy war afflicted Christian Americans

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Impudence

Although Canetti was always a writer of huge ambition, and did not hesitate to speak of his own “inhumane” and “abhorrent” self-esteem, he displays in

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After the Tigers

Sri Lanka is now open for business. The civil war that tore apart the nation is officially over. But Adele Barker journeyed there before the calm sett

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The Making of African America is macrobiotic history—high-minded, unsynthetic, and unrefined—and a noble effort to place this migratory experience alo

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Family Emergency

Miranda Carter helpfully supplies some helpful family trees at an early point in her engaging and accessible study. The genealogical links between her

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The most powerful passages of Savage’s fascinating history of monuments in the nation’s capital document the transition of this lost nineteenth-centur

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In the spring of 1899, a thin, bespectacled French army colonel named Arsene Klobb began making his way eastward from a colonial outpost in Mali. He w

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