book review

Groucho Marx as Professor Wagstaff in ‘Horse Feathers’ (1932)

Opening Shot

Antidotes to the closing of the American mind.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By THOMAS L. JEFFERS

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Ian Bostridge singing Schubert

The Genius Cycle

‘Art produced at the knife’s edge of despair.’

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By ALGIS VALIUNAS

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Mabel the goshawk

Prey with Me

The art of falconry as antidote for grief.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39 • By SARA LODGE

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Adolf Hitler, Mustafa Kemal

Design for Power

What the Nazis saw, and didn’t see, in the Turkish strongman.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39 • By THOMAS A. KOHUT

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Rounding third (ca. 1915)

Hero as Villain

What you know about Ty Cobb would surprise him.

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN

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Elizabeth Bishop

A Poet in Place

The life and work of a ‘fastidious perfectionist.’

Jun 22, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 39 • By HEATHER TRESELER

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Michael Oakeshott at Cambridge (1933)

The Conversationalist

The more he learned, declared Michael Oakeshott, the less he knew.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Harry Truman (left) as haberdasher (1920)

Self-Correction

An economic depression is left to its own devices.

Jun 15, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 38 • By RICH DANKER

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Central portal, Chartres Cathedral

The Middle Range

Sometimes contemporary scholarship is a disservice to the past.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By CHAROTTE ALLEN

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Dr. Samuel Mudd House, Charles County, Maryland

Booth on Stage

Echoes and memories of the actor-assassin.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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Wilbur (left) and Orville Wright (1910)

Flying Machinists

The air wasn’t conquered with the greatest of ease.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By DAVID BAHR

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Emma Sky (second from left), Gen. Ray Odierno (center) in Khalis, Iraq (2009)

Lost Victory

Building up, tearing down in Iraq.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By GARY SCHMITT

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Neanderthal family models in ‘Ice Age Giants’ exhibition, Garding, Germany (2011

Poor Relations

The rise and fall of our Neanderthal cousins.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36 • By ELIZABETH POWERS

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Chinese destroyer ‘Harbin’ visits Pearl Harbor (1997).

Numero Uno

The not-so-secret Chinese strategy for global supremacy.

Jun 1, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 36 • By ALEXANDER GRAY

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Saul Bellow (1962)

On His Way

The irresistible rise of Saul Bellow.

May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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