book review

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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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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Sigrid Rausing

Baltic Dawn

Some things change, and more things stay the same.

Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By ANDREW STUTTAFORD

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Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (2014)

The Hispanic Challenge

Is there a formula for Republican success with Latino voters?

Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By JAY COST

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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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Art is born in the experience of loss

Cold Fusion

Art is born in the experience of loss

Nov 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09 • By JULIANNE DUDLEY

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Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

A Finishing Canter

Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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'The Death of Seneca’ (1871) by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez

Calm Before Storm

The self-delusion of Seneca’s service to tyranny

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By DANIEL LEE

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‘Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, New York’ (ca. 1852) by Johannes Oe

Let George Do It

A royal road to American independence?

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By JACK N. RAKOVE

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Steven Pinker

Craft Warning

Classic style for the modern temperament

Nov 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08 • By DAVID SKINNER

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The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

Lafayette Squared

Portrait of the hero in two revolutions

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By HENRIK BERING

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The tart, sweet, comprehending vision  of Richard Greene

Eye of the Beholder

The tart, sweet, comprehending vision of Richard Greene

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Charlie Chaplin, Oona O’Neill in Hollywood (1944)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh

The very long life of cinema’s first superstar

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By ELIZABETH POWERS

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