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The moral implications of being scared.

Fear Itself

The moral implications of being scared.

BY SYDNEY LEACH

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Kyle Gallner, Bradley Cooper

Ennobled, Unnerving

One man, one war, and the cost of service

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Virgil Thomson (1947)

Notes and Music

The words of Virgil Thomson, composer and critic.

BY ALGIS VALIUNAS

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The ebb and flow of American influence in the world

A Bigger Bang

The ebb and flow of American influence in the world

BY ELIOT A. COHEN

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) at the Utah Republican party convention, April 2014

Minority Report

How can Republicans reclaim black voters?

BY ARTUR DAVIS

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The lighthouse at Eilean Bán, where Maxwell lived (1968-69)

The Lives of Otters

A centenary pilgrimage to the world of Gavin Maxwell

BY SARA LODGE

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

George Whitefield preaching in London, 1742

The Great Dissenter

The transatlantic origins of evangelical America

BY MARK TOOLEY

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?’ (1878) by William Frederick Yeames

Looking Backward

The art of the Victorian vision of history

BY HENRIK BERING

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

David Yezzi

Loss and Gain

David Yezzi, poet of ‘urbane detachment.’

BY JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum

Hero as Victim

Is the Alan Turing seen here the Alan Turing who was?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

Orin Hargraves

Sound Familiar?

A report from the battlefield in the war on clichés

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

NEWSCOM

Withdrawal Symptoms

The cost of our slow, but steady, disengagement

BY GARY SCHMITT

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

Campaigning for the Senate (1954)

A Tar Heel Meteor

The pol at the dawn of North Carolina’s modern era

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1845)

Where’s Waldo?

There is less to the Bard of Concord than meets the eye

BY MICAH MATTIX

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

The Cadbury assembly line, Birmingham

Designs for Living

On the architecture of (commercial) desire

BY VIRGINIA POSTREL

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

‘Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.’

Freedom’s Partner

‘Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.’

BY RYAN SHINKEL

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Albert Einstein (1921)

Men of Gravity

How to deal with a world turned upside down

BY JOSHUA GELERNTER

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

King in Stone

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Peter Theo Curtis in the custody of al Qaeda

Sword vs. Pen

In the Age of Terror, the status of journalists is evolving

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Beyond the Lights Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood

A Star Is Born

By any measure, you won’t forget Gugu Mbatha-Raw

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Students protesting tuition increases, University of California, Berkeley

Learning Curve

Self-esteem is up while knowledge is down

BY JONATHAN MARKS

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

James Laughlin and Ezra Pound in the hills above Rapallo (1937)

Gentleman of Letters

The hits and misses of James Laughlin

BY MARJORIE PERLOFF

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

One Writer’s Message

‘Any kind of integrity helps in this world, and I have my own kind.’

BY JAMES SEATON

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Ant on a leaf

Once and Future Kings

A vertebrate’s tribute to our numerous cohabitants

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

‘Jone’s Diner’ (1979)

The Real Thing

Richard Estes and his photographic vision

BY AMY HENDERSON

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

John Casey at Sewanee, 2014

Master Class

The craft of fiction and the art of rewriting

BY PARKER BAUER

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, John Turturro, Christian Bale

Exodus, Stage Left

The biblical saga gets an up-to-the-minute adaptation

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

Highway billboard, Selma, Alabama (1965)

Red Whitewash

Revising—or disguising—a chapter in civil rights history

BY HARVEY KLEHR

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

Ma Joad (Jane Darwell), Tom Joad (Henry Fonda), Pa Joad (Russell Simpson),  ‘The

Dust to Dust

At 75, ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ is less persuasive than ever

BY CHARLOTTE ALLEN

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment cross a river in the Sangin District,

Some Faces of War

Brave men, flawed strategies in Afghanistan

BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

Pvt. Jason Kukkola, George W. Bush, Anita Kukkola at Walter Reed (2005)

The Art of Healing

Mothers, sons, daughters, and soldiers

BY JONATHAN V. LAST

December 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 16

‘Pierrot’ by Antoine Watteau (ca. 1718)

Philosophy in a Clown Suit

An unexpected key to understanding culture

BY PAUL A. CANTOR

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

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