The torment of a novelist in Nazi Germany.Aug 29, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 46 • By ANDREW NAGORSKI
Otto and Elise Hampel were improbable German resisters. By all accounts, the working-class, middle-aged couple accepted Hitler’s New Order up until 1940. Then, during the invasion of France, Elise’s brother was killed—and something snapped in them. The pair began writing postcards denouncing the Nazi regime and calling on Germans to engage in civil disobedience and sabotage.
Montaigne’s persistent search for meaning.Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP
Reading an essay by Montaigne is like strolling through a labyrinthine flea market. You are likely to find all sorts of things there, except maybe logic, and you are likely to get, like the author, a bit lost. His essays, ruled only by curiosity, wander, wonder, sidestep, and circle, accumulate anecdotes, quotations, and conjectures as they go, but never arrive at a definite conclusion or offer an argument that might drop you off at one.
There is such a thing as media bias, and it’s not good for you.Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45 • By CHARLOTTE ALLEN
In November 2005, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, published by Harvard University and regarded by academics as one of the four top scholarly journals on economics in America, published the results of a study conducted by Tim Groseclose, a professor of political science and economics at UCLA, and Jeffrey Milyo, then a public policy professor at the University of Chicago and now holder of an endowed chair in social sciences at the University of Missouri.
One Englishman’s adventures in the life of the mind.May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By EDWARD SHORT
The Life of
R. G. Collingwood
by Fred Inglis
You can’t take it with you, but . . .May 23, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 34 • By MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER
Philanthropy That Gets Results
by Thomas J. Tierney
and Joel L. Fleishman
The Monroe Doctrine and American superpower.9:16 AM, Mar 24, 2011 • By PHILIP TERZIAN
The Monroe Doctrine
Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
by Jay Sexton
Hill and Wang, 304 pp., $27
How to tell anything that must be told.Mar 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 26 • By DIANE SCHARPER
Unless It Moves the Human Heart
The Craft and Art of Writing
by Roger Rosenblatt