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The Age of Extremes, by Eric Hobsbawm
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                                                                                                                                        Winter 1996 Issue = 29 Articles
                                                                                                                                        1. So to Speak by "Aristides", pp. 7-14
                                                                                                                                        2. What Do We Know About Intelligence? by Linda S. Gottfredson, pp. 15-30
                                                                                                                                        3. What Do Movie Producers Do? by Barbara Maltby, pp. 31-43
                                                                                                                                        4. Determination by Robert Pack, pp. 44-46
                                                                                                                                        5. A Career at Harvard by Oscar Handlin, pp. 47-58
                                                                                                                                        6. The Library of Our Dreams by Jasper Griffin, pp. 59-70
                                                                                                                                        7. A Room with Half a View by John F. Steinman, pp. 71-85
                                                                                                                                        8. Taza Shambal and Anna to Anna by Barbara Ras, pp. 86-87
                                                                                                                                        9. Resisting Geometry by Ann Hostetler, pp. 88-89
                                                                                                                                        10. On Contemplating the Commissioned Portrait of a British Viceroy of India by Huston Smith, p. 90
                                                                                                                                        11. The Art of the Impossible by Eugen Weber, pp. 91-98
                                                                                                                                        12. The Lecture Theater of the Absurd by John Lowe, pp. 99-105
                                                                                                                                        13. Just by Peter Filkins, p. 106
                                                                                                                                        14. The Last Man of Letters: Julian Symons by William H. Pritchard, pp. 107-112
                                                                                                                                        15. The Theory of Art by Robin Shectman, p. 113
                                                                                                                                        16. Thomas Hardy by Dan Jacobson, pp. 114-118
                                                                                                                                        17. Remembering E.J. Kahn, Jr. by Jeremy Bernstein, pp. 119-120
                                                                                                                                        18. Bagels on Sunday by David A. Morowitz, pp. 121-122
                                                                                                                                        19. Angels of Sunlight by Michael S. Glaser, p. 123
                                                                                                                                        20. Lafcadio by David Ray, pp. 124-125
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                                                                                                                                          "Remember That I Have Remembered" by Michael Andre Bernstein, pp. 126-131 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                          1. Konin by Theo Richmond
                                                                                                                                          2. The Buchenwald Report by David A. Hackett
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                                                                                                                                          Don't Fence Him In by John P. Sisk, pp. 132-133 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Emerson: The Mind on Fire by Robert D. Richardson, Jr.
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                                                                                                                                          The Young Man and the Sea by Mark S. Micale, pp. 134-137 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Charles Darwin: A Biography, Vol. I by E. Janet Browne
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                                                                                                                                          Vive le Livre by David Simpson, pp. 138-141 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Gutenberg Elegies by Sven Birkerts
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                                                                                                                                          Volte-Face by Felicia Ackerman, pp. 142-144 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
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                                                                                                                                          Boston Poetry Party by Robert B. Heilman, p. 145 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Fading Smile by Peter Davison
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                                                                                                                                          Table 52 by Jacob A. Stein, pp. 146-151 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Winchell by Neal Gabler
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                                                                                                                                          A Last Valentine by George Szamuely, pp. 152-156 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Age of Extremes by Eric Hobsbawm
                                                                                                                                        29. The Reader Replies, pp. 157-162
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                                                                                                                                        Spring 1996 Issue = 25 Articles
                                                                                                                                        1. A Real Page-Turner by "Aristides", pp. 167-176
                                                                                                                                        2. Losing the Thread in Japan by Milton Ezrati, pp. 177-192
                                                                                                                                        3. Is Music Unspeakable? by Jacques Barzun, pp. 193-202
                                                                                                                                        4. A Motion We Cannot See by David Mason, pp. 203-204
                                                                                                                                        5. What Should We Ask About Intelligence? by Robert J. Sternberg, pp. 205-217
                                                                                                                                        6. Darken Ship by Michael Spence, p. 218
                                                                                                                                        7. An Earring for Erring by Jeffrey Meyers, pp. 219-241
                                                                                                                                        8. Workshop by Rhina P. Espaillat, p. 242
                                                                                                                                        9. The New Cavafy by G.W. Bowersock, pp. 243-257
                                                                                                                                        10. Instructions for Composing a Haiku by David Starkey#2, p. 258
                                                                                                                                        11. Album of Bullet Holes by Stanley Kauffmann, pp. 259-262
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                                                                                                                                          Jane Eyre by Millicent Bell, pp. 263-269 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
                                                                                                                                        13. A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose by Jack Myers, pp. 270-271
                                                                                                                                        14. Is God Really Dead in Beverly Hills? by Stanley Rothman, pp. 272-278
                                                                                                                                        15. The White Woods by Michelle Bobier, pp. 279-283
                                                                                                                                        16. Margaret Fuller by Tess Lewis, pp. 284-291
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                                                                                                                                          Brave Mrs. O by Sonya Rudikoff, pp. 292-295 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Mrs. Oliphant: 'A Fiction to Herself' by Elisabeth Jay
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                                                                                                                                          All or Nothing! by Michael Burns, pp. 296-299 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Zola: A Life by Frederick Brown
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                                                                                                                                          Naked Words by Clarence Brown, pp. 300-303 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. 1920 Diary~~Nineteen Twenty Diary by Isaac Babel and Carol J. Avins
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                                                                                                                                          Augustan Peter Pan by Arthur J. Weitzman, pp. 304-305 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. John Gay by David Nokes
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                                                                                                                                          Let's Make a Deal by Jim Holt, pp. 306-308 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Inevitable Illusions by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
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                                                                                                                                          Virtucrats on the Loose by J.C. Furnas, pp. 309-311 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Secret Six by Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
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                                                                                                                                          Exiting Extremism by Damon Linker, pp. 312-314 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                          1. New French Thought by Mark Lilla
                                                                                                                                          2. An Intellectual History of Liberalism by Pierre Manent
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                                                                                                                                          Imperial Impresario by Peter Dailey, pp. 315-318 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Mosaic: Memoirs by Lincoln Kirstein
                                                                                                                                        25. The Reader Replies, pp. 319-322
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                                                                                                                                        Summer 1996 Issue = 28 Articles
                                                                                                                                        1. Ticked to the Min by "Aristides", pp. 327-334
                                                                                                                                        2. The Unmarked Way by Oscar Handlin, pp. 335-355
                                                                                                                                        3. Clerihews for the Clerisy III by Roger du Bearn, pp. 356-358
                                                                                                                                        4. Rosina: A Memoir by Jeaneane Dowis Lipman, pp. 359-378
                                                                                                                                        5. Welcome to Post-Culturalism by Christopher Clausen, pp. 379-388
                                                                                                                                        6. Nicotine, An Autobiography by Kai Maristed, pp. 389-397
                                                                                                                                        7. A Moment for Wife and Husband by Gregory Djanikian, pp. 398-399
                                                                                                                                        8. For My Mother by Sidney Wade, p. 400
                                                                                                                                        9. The Death of Plato by James V. Schall, pp. 401-414
                                                                                                                                        10. Credo by Paul Horgan, p. 415
                                                                                                                                        11. Anniversary: One Fine Day by Walter McDonald, p. 416
                                                                                                                                        12. Indefatigable Alchemist by Tibor Machan, pp. 417-424
                                                                                                                                        13. Senor Wenees by Jacob Stein, pp. 425-429
                                                                                                                                        14. Untold Tales by Sophie Glazer, pp. 430-432
                                                                                                                                        15. A Visit with Anthony Powell: Time's Musician by John S. Monagan, pp. 433-439
                                                                                                                                        16. Multiples of One by Neal Bowers, p. 440
                                                                                                                                        17. Ferrule by Chris Arthur, pp. 441-443
                                                                                                                                        18. Fortress by Patricia Hooper, p. 444
                                                                                                                                        19. [+]
                                                                                                                                          No Failure Like Success by Arthur Krystal, pp. 445-454 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                                                                          1. Raymond Chandler: Stories and Early Novels by Frank MacShane and Raymond Chandler
                                                                                                                                          2. Raymond Chandler: Later Novels and Other Writings by Frank MacShane and Raymond Chandler
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                                                                                                                                          Soft-Hearted Hannah by Paul Roazen, pp. 455-458 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Hannah Arendt/Martin Heidegger by Elzbieta Ettinger
                                                                                                                                        21. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Pop Goes the Critic by Peter Schwendener, pp. 459-461 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Cultural Studies and Cultural Value by John Frow
                                                                                                                                        22. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Thrilling Days of Yesteryear by Stephen Miller, pp. 462-464 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Lost City by Alan Ehrenhalt
                                                                                                                                        23. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Necessity and Nobility by Wilson Carey McWilliams, pp. 465-466 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Humanity of Thucydides by Clifford Orwin
                                                                                                                                        24. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Impossible Reason by Edgardo Krebs, pp. 467-468 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. The Mystery to a Solution by John T. Irwin
                                                                                                                                        25. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Against Misinterpretation by Susan Miron, pp. 469-471 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Testaments Betrayed by Milan Kundera
                                                                                                                                        26. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Kill the Messenger by James Bowman, pp. 472-474 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Breaking the News by James Fallows
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                                                                                                                                          Out of This World by Harold Fromm, pp. 475-477 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Petrushka and the Dancer by Morine Krissdottir and John Cowper Powys
                                                                                                                                        28. The Reader Replies, pp. 478-482
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                                                                                                                                        Autumn 1996 Issue = 25 Articles
                                                                                                                                        1. Trivial Pursuits by "Aristides", pp. 487-494
                                                                                                                                        2. The National History Standards by John Patrick Diggins, pp. 495-522
                                                                                                                                        3. The Strange Fate of the American Boarding School by David V. Hicks, pp. 523-535
                                                                                                                                        4. Visiting Great Aunt Eugenya by the Chesapeake by Elisavietta Ritchie, pp. 536-538
                                                                                                                                        5. Celebration of the Last Day by Doug Talley, pp. 539-540
                                                                                                                                        6. An Autobiographer's Lies by Andrew Hudgins, pp. 541-553
                                                                                                                                        7. Bassoonist by Robin S. Chapman, p. 554
                                                                                                                                        8. Life with Father by Matthew Stevenson, pp. 555-567
                                                                                                                                        9. Manque by Michael Mott, p. 568
                                                                                                                                        10. Following Dreiser, Seventy Years Later by Thomas P. Riggio, pp. 569-577
                                                                                                                                        11. The Time for Haste by Cecil Morris, p. 578
                                                                                                                                        12. Degas in New Orleans by Christopher Benfey, pp. 579-586
                                                                                                                                        13. Two Women Geneticists by Nina V. Fedoroff, pp. 587-591
                                                                                                                                        14. Maps by Bruce Guernsey, p. 592
                                                                                                                                        15. Mon General by Barnett Singer, pp. 593-599
                                                                                                                                        16. Sidney by Mark Madigan, pp. 600-601
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                                                                                                                                          Honorable Thugs? by Eugen Weber, pp. 602-609 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. All God's Children by Fox Butterfield
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                                                                                                                                          The People's William by Edward Lipman, pp. 610-613 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Gladstone by Roy Jenkins
                                                                                                                                        19. [+]
                                                                                                                                          The Republican Tradition by Adam Wolfson, pp. 614-617 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Democracy's Discontent by Michael J. Sandel
                                                                                                                                        20. [+]
                                                                                                                                          Here's to the Ladies by John Meurig Thomas, pp. 618-620 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Cambridge Women: Twelve Portraits by Edward Shils and Carmen Blacker
                                                                                                                                        21. [+]
                                                                                                                                          A Grove of Academe by Felicia Ackerman, pp. 621-623 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Alma Mater by P.F. Kluge
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                                                                                                                                          Is That All There Is? by Richard Jones, pp. 624-627 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Kingsley Amis: A Biography by Eric Jacobs
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                                                                                                                                          School of One by Alan Rutenberg, pp. 628-631 - 1 Review
                                                                                                                                          1. Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography by Gail Levin
                                                                                                                                        24. The Reader Replies, pp. 632-636
                                                                                                                                        25. Index, pp. 637-642
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