book review

Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’ (2012)

The Reacher File

Lee Child’s creation, in the great tradition

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By JON L. BREEN

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Constitution

American Blueprint

The United States and its Constitution, one and inseparable

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By TERRY EASTLAND

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'General Washington Resigning His Commission’ by John Trumbull (1817)

The Transition Years

How, and why, George Washington stepped back onstage

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By ALEC D. ROGERS

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Bob Hope 1938

Hope and Glory

A century commanding the show business heights

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Getty

Her Fifteen Minutes

The truncated, self-destructive history of Valerie Solanas

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12 • By CHARLOTTE ALLEN

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Bust of Alexander the Great, St. Petersburg

Happy Warriors

The burden of command, lightly borne, in the classical world

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12 • By J. E. LENDON

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Toby, Matthew Gilbert

Canine Therapy

On the dog as a catalyst among humans

Dec 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12 • By SOPHIE FLACK

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Stephen Harper pays for his coffee at a Tim Hortons (2006).

North Toward Home

The Americanization of Canadian politics

Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By MICHAEL TAUBE

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Winston Churchill as prime minister (1945)

Winston Is Back

A smart, funny, timely tribute to the Great Man

Nov 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11 • By PHILIP TERZIAN

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Edward St. Aubyn

The Jaundiced Eye

An English satirical talent hits his stride

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Maxwell Taylor, Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy (1963)

Polishing the Brass

A critical look at commanders and commanders in chief

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By JAMES M. BANNER JR.

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Beating the heat with the help of technology.

In the Comfort Zone

Beating the heat with the help of technology

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By THOMAS JOHNSON

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The first Earth Day, New York (1970)

Clearing the Air

A refreshing account of the environmental movement

Nov 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10 • By STEVEN F. HAYWARD

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Following the elephants to victory in Burma

Agony and Ivory

Following the elephants to victory in Burma

Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By TEMMA EHRENFELD

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‘Lord’ Buckley (1906-1960), purveyor of hipster slang, on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

Whatever You Say

What is slang, and where does it come from?

Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By SARA LODGE

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