book review

Arlington House

Rebels with a Cause

George Washington and Robert E. Lee faced a decision

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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Fresco of lyre player, Palace of Nestor, Pylos (13th century b.c.e.)

No Place Like Homer

The immediacy of the distant past

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By SUSAN KRISTOL

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Paul Hindemith (1931) by Rudolf Heinisch

Danse Macabre

Not every artist fled in horror from the Third Reich

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By ANDREW NAGORSKI

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Pipe

Same Difference

A metaphor is like a—well, what, exactly?

Mar 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26 • By BARTON SWAIM

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‘Red Dawn’ (1984)

Past as Prologue

A ‘yes, but’ perspective on ‘what-if’ history

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By JAMES M. BANNER JR.

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David Ben-Gurion at the opening of the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (1948)

Israel’s ‘Old Man’

The long life, and longer reach, of David Ben-Gurion

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By BENJAMIN BALINT

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Edgar Allen Poe

Poe’s Shadow

A look at the laureate of self-destructiveness

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By DOMINIC GREEN

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The Cleavers at home, ca. 1958

Domestic Tranquility

The family as incubator of well-being

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By EVE TUSHNET

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Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, and Jay Armstrong Johnson in the current revival of ‘

The Song Is Ended

On the golden age of the American musical

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By TERRY TEACHOUT

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Animatronic dinosaur and human, Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky

Science Under Siege

The politics of evolution in the Sunshine State

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By WRAY HERBERT

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Adam Michnik, Václav Havel in Prague (2011)

The Morning After

Reflections of an architect of post-Communist Europe

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By MARCI SHORE

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Olivia Manning (1955)

Lost Horizons

War and peace, love and politics, at the end of Empire

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By MARK FALCOFF

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Coco Chanel in Paris (1937)

Chanel No. 1

How beauty can be lucrative, if not always pretty

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By AMY HENDERSON

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‘The Four Courts’ by W. H. Bartlett (1841)

Dublin’s Fair(?) City

The complicated soul of the Irish capital

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God’ (2007)

Heads Over Heels

Decapitation: the good old days

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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