book reviews

Automation Nation

Automation Nation

When it comes to error, machines are only human.

Sep 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03 • By MARK BAUERLEIN

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George Eliot, Rebecca Mead

Oneself in Others

The unintended consequences of reading George Eliot

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Tom Cruise in ‘Magnolia’ (2000)

A Stellar Eclipse

The fault, dear moviegoers, is not in our stars

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By SONNY BUNCH

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Bret Baier

A Healing Illness

Facing the unexpected, and inexplicable

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By PETER WEHNER

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Hans Christian Anderson

Tale Wagger

The Dane who perfected the art of enchantment

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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Symmes Gate, Williams College

Learn and Live

Doth this ex-Ivy Leaguer protest too much?

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Sherlock Holmes and the case of the serial chuckler.

He Who Laughs

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the serial chuckler

Sep 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 01 • By JOE QUEENAN

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Churchill in India (1896)

Jewel in the Crown

The sun never set on Winston Churchill’s allegiance

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By ROBERT WARGAS

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What is the Parthenon telling us?

Deep Frieze Meaning

What is the Parthenon telling us?

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By A.E. STALLINGS

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The buzz about bees is not necessarily good.

Honey Trap

The buzz about bees is not necessarily good

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By TEMMA EHRENFELD

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The downward trajectory of global prestige

Turning Against Israel

The downward trajectory of global prestige

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By RONALD RADOSH

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Harlem pedestrians (1940)

Where Was I?

The loss of distinction in the end of community

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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'...but let us never fear to negotiate' (John F. Kennedy)

Why Do We Read?

‘Wisdom and insight’ as the purpose of literature

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By JAMES SEATON

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The World of the John Birch Society

Giant Tennis Shoes

The overestimation of the John Birch Society

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By STEVEN F. HAYWARD

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Grammar Lesson in New York (1961)

Take Your Medicine

This ‘prescriptive’ is a hard pill to swallow

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By BARTON SWAIM

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