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Nicholas Lemann • 266 Items / 4 Books, 146 Articles, 116 Reviews
The Big Test (1999)
The Secret History of the American Meritocracy
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Published Reviews
  1. Books
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    Numbers Game (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    Commentary, October 1999, pp. 57-59
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    Test Ban? (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    The Weekly Standard, November 22, 1999, pp. 38-39
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    The Meritocracy's Caste System (Review)
    What's good and bad about the SAT.
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    The Washington Monthly, December 1999, pp. 44-48
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    One-Track Mind (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    Reason, April 2000, pp. 66-69
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    The Twisted Path to the Top (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    The New York Review of Books, November 18, 1999, pp. 20-25
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    Books: Bad Aptitude (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    New York Magazine, October 11, 1999, pp. 104-105
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    Scored for Life (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    The New Republic, November 29, 1999, pp. 36-38
  8. Books, Arts & Manners
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    Status Anxiety (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    National Review, December 6, 1999, pp. 60-63
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    None of the Above (Review)
    Passing the Big Test.
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    In These Times, November 14, 1999, pp. 20-22
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    The Meritocracy Trap (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    Dissent, Spring 2000, pp. 113-116
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    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    The Big Test, by Nicholas Lemann
    1. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2000, p. 124
  12. Books
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    Meritocracy, If You Can Keep It (2 Reviews)
    Standardized Minds, by Peter Sacks
    1. Standardized Minds by Peter Sacks
    2. The Big Test by Nicholas Lemann
    Policy Review, June 2000, pp. 67-71