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They'd Rather Be Right
Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again, by David Frum
The New York Review of Books, January 17, 2008, pp. 26-28
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                                                                                Issues of Jan.-Mar. 2008 = 2 Issues, 39 Articles
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                                                                                  January 17, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                  1. An American in Iran by Max Rodenbeck, pp. 4-5
                                                                                  2. Elizabeth Hardwick (1916-2007) by Derek Walcott, pp. 6-7
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                                                                                    Rocket Man by Freeman Dyson, pp. 8-13 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Michael Neufeld
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                                                                                    Nocturnes by John Updike, pp. 14-16 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Georges Seurat: The Drawings by Jodi Hauptman and Georges Seurat
                                                                                  5. As Iraqis See It by Michael Massing, pp. 17-19
                                                                                  6. Miracle on the Bowery by Martin Filler, pp. 20-22
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                                                                                    They'd Rather Be Right by Michael Tomasky, pp. 26-28 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again by David Frum
                                                                                    2. They Knew They Were Right by Jacob Heilbrunn
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                                                                                    A Prince of the Road by Colin Thubron, pp. 29-31 - 5 Reviews
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                                                                                    2. Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor
                                                                                    3. Roumeli: Travels in Northern Greece by Patrick Leigh Fermor
                                                                                    4. A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
                                                                                    5. Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor
                                                                                  10. Romney and JFK: The Difference by Garry Wills, p. 32
                                                                                  11. The Muses' Darling by Charles Simic, pp. 33-35
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                                                                                    A Master of Noir by Mark Ford, pp. 36-38 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Voyage Along the Horizon by Javier Marias
                                                                                    2. The Man of Feeling by Javier Marias
                                                                                    3. All Souls by Javier Marias
                                                                                    4. A Heart So White by Javier Marias
                                                                                    5. Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me by Javier Marias
                                                                                    6. Dark Back of Time by Javier Marias
                                                                                    7. Your Face Tomorrow, Vol. I by Javier Marias
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                                                                                    Taking the Gospels Seriously by Bill McKibben, pp. 42-44 - 2 Reviews
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                                                                                    His Design for Living by Daniel Mendelsohn, pp. 48-52 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Letters of Noel Coward by Barry Day and Noel Coward
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                                                                                    Family Secrets by Tim Parks, pp. 53-55 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                    1. ABC by David Plante
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                                                                                    3. Difficult Women by David Plante
                                                                                    4. Annunciation by David Plante
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                                                                                    The Wonders of the Looom by Anthony Grafton, pp. 56-60 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Tapestry in the Baroque by Thomas P. Campbell
                                                                                  19. 'Supercapitalism' by Tony Judt and Robert Reich, p. 61
                                                                                  20. Letters by Jane Smiley, David Bromwich, and Francis M. Bator, ..., pp. 61-64
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                                                                                  1. A Possibly Super Problem by Michael Tomasky, pp. 4-5
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                                                                                    The Charms of Wikipedia by Nicholson Baker, pp. 6-11 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Wikipedia: The Missing Manual by John Broughton
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                                                                                    The Call of the Wild by Cathleen Schine, pp. 12-13 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. His Illegal Self by Peter Carey
                                                                                  4. Those Last Moments by Mark Strand, p. 14
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                                                                                    Broad-Minded Museum by Martin Filler, pp. 15-18 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Renzo Piano Museums by Renzo Piano
                                                                                  6. A Solution for the US-Iran Nuclear Standoff by William Luers, Thomas Pickering, and Jim Walsh, pp. 19-21
                                                                                  7. By Nature by John Hollander, p. 22
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                                                                                    A New Way to Think About Eating by Jason Epstein, pp. 23-24 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
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                                                                                    Chairman Greenspan's Legacy by Benjamin M. Friedman, pp. 25-28 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan
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                                                                                    A Successful Defiance by Christopher Ricks, pp. 29-30 - 1 Review
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                                                                                    1. A Life Decoded by J. Craig Venter
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                                                                                    The Pens of the Musketeer by Graham Robb, pp. 35-37 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Georges by Alexandre Dumas
                                                                                    2. The Last Cavalier by Alexandre Dumas
                                                                                  14. A Journey Inside the Brain by Oliver Sacks, pp. 38-41
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                                                                                    The Specter Haunting Old Age by Jeff Madrick, pp. 42-44 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Age Shock by Robin Blackburn
                                                                                    2. Working Longer by Alicia H. Munnell and Steven A. Sass
                                                                                    3. The Conservatives Have No Clothes by Greg Anrig
                                                                                    4. The Great Risk Shift by Jacob S. Hacker
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                                                                                    1. Picturing the Bible by Jeffrey Spier
                                                                                  19. Letters by Mickey Bergman, Sandy Berger, Martin Indyk, and Daniel C. Kurtzer, ..., pp. 53-56
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                                                                                    Mistress Shakespeare by Stanley Wells, pp. 6-11 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer
                                                                                  2. Molehill Politics by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 12-17
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                                                                                    Big Ideas for a New President by Edward Mortimer, pp. 32-35 - 3 Reviews
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                                                                                    2. The Great Experiment by Strobe Talbott
                                                                                    3. The Next American Century by Nina Hachigian and Mona Sutphen
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                                                                                    1. The Complete Poems and Selected Letters and Prose of Hart Crane by Hart Crane
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                                                                                    The Voice of the Stones by Peter Brown, pp. 40-42 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Mosaics as History by G.W. Bowersock
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                                                                                    Man Slaughters Man by William H. McNeill, pp. 43-48 - 1 Review
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                                                                                    1. The Gathering by Anne Enright
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                                                                                    Forever Guantanamo by Raymond Bonner, pp. 52-55 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side by Clive Stafford Smith
                                                                                    2. Detainee 002 by Leigh Sales
                                                                                    3. The Terrorist Watch by Ronald Kessler
                                                                                    4. The One Percent Doctrine by Ron Suskind
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                                                                                    The Passionate Egoist by Michael Wood, pp. 56-59 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Voyage That Never Ends by Malcolm Lowry and Michael Hofmann
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                                                                                    Gloomy About Globalization by Robert Skidelsky, pp. 60-64 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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                                                                                    Glassed In by Brad Leithauser, pp. 65-68 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Straw for the Fire by David Wagoner and Theodore Roethke
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                                                                                    Italy: The Crooks in Control by Alexander Stille, pp. 69-72 - 1 Review
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                                                                                    A World of Saints and Gangsters by Geoffrey O'Brien, pp. 73-77 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Kill All Your Darlings by Luc Sante
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                                                                                    Dark Victories by James M. McPherson, pp. 78-79 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
                                                                                    2. Awaiting the Heavenly Country by Mark S. Schantz
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                                                                                    The Rescue of John Steinbeck by Robert Gottlieb, pp. 80-84 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Travels with Charley and Later Novels, 1947-1962 by John Steinbeck
                                                                                  19. Iran & the Bomb by William Luers, Thomas R. Pickering, and Jim Walsh, ..., p. 85
                                                                                  20. Letters by Earle Martin and Robert Avery, pp. 86-88
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                                                                                  May 1, 2008 Issue = 19 Articles
                                                                                  1. Two Speeches on Race by Garry Wills, pp. 4-7
                                                                                  2. Tibet: The Peace of the Graveyard by Vaclav Havel, pp. 8-9
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                                                                                    Kashmir: The Scarred and the Beautiful by William Dalrymple, pp. 10-15 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Arts of Kashmir by Pratapaditya Pal
                                                                                  4. What Have We Learned, If Anything by Tony Judt, pp. 16-20
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                                                                                    Ezra Conquers London by Frank Kermode, pp. 21-23 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Ezra Pound: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Vol. I by A. David Moody
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                                                                                    The Cruelest War by Ian Buruma, pp. 24-27 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Retribution: The Battle for Japan, 1944-45 by Max Hastings
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                                                                                    In Priceland by Michael Chabon, pp. 28-31 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Lush Life by Richard Price
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                                                                                    Queens of the Web by Tim Flannery, pp. 32-33 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Private Life of Spiders by Paul Hillyard
                                                                                    2. Life in Cold Blood by David Attenborough
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                                                                                    Youth! by Joyce Carol Oates, pp. 34-36 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. All the Sad Young Literary Men by Keith Gessen
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                                                                                    The Case for Judas, Continued by Harold W. Attridge, pp. 37-39 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Reading Judas by Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King
                                                                                    2. The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot by Bart D. Ehrman
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                                                                                    The Girl in the Tower by Alison Lurie, pp. 40-42 - 9 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Petrosinella: A Neopolitan Rapunzel by Diane Stanley
                                                                                    2. Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel" by Cameron Dokey
                                                                                    3. Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes
                                                                                    4. Rapunzel by Barbara Rogasky
                                                                                    5. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
                                                                                    6. The Tower Room by Adele Geras
                                                                                    7. Sugar Cane by Patricia Storace
                                                                                    8. Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale by Lynn Roberts
                                                                                    9. Barbie as Rapunzel by Merry North
                                                                                  12. The Terror President by Anthony Lewis, p. 43
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                                                                                    'The End of Heaven' by David Lodge, pp. 44-47 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Day by A.L. Kennedy
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                                                                                    'Move Closer, Please' by Caleb Crain, pp. 48-51 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888-1978 by Sarah Greenough, Diane Waggoner, and Sarah Kennel, ...
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                                                                                    Praying with the Founders by Gordon S. Wood, pp. 52-55 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Ten Tortured Words by Stephen Mansfield
                                                                                    2. So Help Me God by Forrest Church
                                                                                  16. The Milestone, p. 56
                                                                                  17. Into the Lion's Den by Hussein Agha and Robert Malley, pp. 57-60
                                                                                  18. 'The Problem of Evil' by Tony Judt and Marat Grinberg, p. 61
                                                                                  19. Letters by Quintin Hoare, Charles Simic, Andrew Branch, and Paul Epstein, ..., pp. 61-64
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                                                                                  1. How He Sees It Now by Jonathan Mirsky, pp. 4-5
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                                                                                    Enchanted & Ominous by Sanford Schwartz, pp. 6-8 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Peter Doig by Judith Nesbitt
                                                                                  3. Iran: The Threat by Thomas Powers, pp. 9-11
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                                                                                    Not So Dangerous Liaisons by Russell Baker, pp. 12-13 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. My Three Fathers by Bill Patten
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                                                                                    F. Kafka, Everyman by Zadie Smith, pp. 14-17 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head by Louis Begley
                                                                                  6. Obama & the Black Church by Darryl Pinckney, pp. 18-21
                                                                                  7. From 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel, pp. 22-24
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                                                                                    Falling Hawks by Jonathan Freedland, pp. 25-27 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Christopher Hitchens and His Critics by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman
                                                                                    2. The Second Plane by Martin Amis
                                                                                  9. In the Night Kitchen by Stephen Greenblatt, pp. 28-30
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                                                                                    Isn't It Funny? by Mary Beard, pp. 31-32 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Stop Me if You've Heard This by Jim Holt
                                                                                    2. Looking at Laughter by John R. Clarke
                                                                                  11. Embedded in Iraq by Michael Massing, pp. 33-36
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                                                                                    Blood Relations by Claire Messud, pp. 37-39 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich
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                                                                                    A Hidden Haitian World by Madison Smartt Bell, pp. 40-42 - 11 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Massacre River by Rene Philoctete
                                                                                    2. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat
                                                                                    3. Street of Lost Footsteps by Lyonel Trouillot
                                                                                    4. Children of Heroes by Lyonel Trouillot
                                                                                    5. Anthologie Secrete by Carl Brouard
                                                                                    6. The Kingdom of This World by Alejo Carpentier
                                                                                    7. Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
                                                                                    8. The Dew Breaker by Edwidge Danticat
                                                                                    9. Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
                                                                                    10. Bicentenaire by Lyonel Trouillot
                                                                                    11. Therese en Mille Morceaux by Lyonel Trouillot
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                                                                                    A Tale of Two Empires by Linda Colley, pp. 43-45 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Empires of the Atlantic World by John H. Elliott
                                                                                  15. From 'To Siberia' by Per Petterson, pp. 46-47
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                                                                                    The Genius of Peter Nadas by Deborah Eisenberg, pp. 48-50 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Fire and Knowledge by Peter Nadas
                                                                                  17. After Five Years by Adam Michnik and Janos Kis, p. 51
                                                                                  18. What do Do About Hate Speech? by Jeremy Waldron and Perry Link, p. 52
                                                                                  19. Letters by Larry Siems, D.A. Pratt, Freeman Dyson, and Marc Aronson, ..., pp. 52-56
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                                                                                  August 14, 2008 Issue = 22 Articles
                                                                                  1. Scandal in Africa by Joshua Hammer, pp. 4-5
                                                                                  2. Burdock by Janet Malcolm, pp. 6-7
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                                                                                    E.M. Forster, Middle Manager by Zadie Smith, pp. 8-13 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The BBC Talks of E. M. Forster, 1929-1960 by Mary Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth Macleod Walls, ...
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                                                                                    Splendid Lies by John Updike, pp. 14-17 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. J.M.W. Turner: An Exhibition Catalog by Ian Warrell
                                                                                  5. Why It Was a Great Victory by Ronald Dworkin, pp. 18-21
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                                                                                    Bondage by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, pp. 22-24 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. For Your Eyes Only by Ben Macintyre
                                                                                    2. Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
                                                                                    3. Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
                                                                                    4. ZigZag by Nicholas Booth
                                                                                    5. The Spy Within by Tod Hoffman
                                                                                  7. [+]
                                                                                    The Other North Korea by Christian Caryl, pp. 25-27 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Jia by Hyejin Kim
                                                                                    2. North of the DMZ by Andrei Lankov
                                                                                    3. A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church
                                                                                    4. Hidden Moon by James Church
                                                                                    5. Escaping North Korea by Mike Kim
                                                                                  8. [+]
                                                                                    Walking on Water by Cathleen Schine, pp. 28-29 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Breath by Tim Winton
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                                                                                    China: Humiliation & the Olympics by Orville Schell, pp. 30-33 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Dark Matter (2007 Film) by Chen Shi-Zheng
                                                                                    2. Olympic Dreams: China and Sports, 1895-2008 by Guoqi Xu
                                                                                    3. China's New Confucianism by Daniel A. Bell
                                                                                    4. China's New Nationalism by Peter Hays Gries
                                                                                    5. China's Great Leap by Minky Worden
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                                                                                    Rembrandt---The Jewish Connection? by Benjamin Moser, pp. 34-36 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Rembrandt's Jews by Steven Nadler
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    The Devastation of Iraq's Past by Hugh Eakin, pp. 37-40 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Catastrophe! The Looting and Destruction of Iraq's Past by Geoff Emberling and Katharyn Hanson
                                                                                    2. The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq by Peter G. Stone and Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly
                                                                                    3. Antiquities Under Siege by Lawrence Rothfield
                                                                                    4. Muqtada by Patrick Cockburn
                                                                                    5. Reclaiming a Plundered Past by Magnus T. Bernhardsson
                                                                                    6. The Buried Book by David Damrosch
                                                                                    7. American Hostage by Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton
                                                                                  12. The Battle for a Country's Soul by Jane Mayer, pp. 41-43
                                                                                  13. Cromwell & Wolsey: From 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel, pp. 44-47
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                                                                                    The Passions of Joseph Needham by Jonathan Spence, pp. 48-50 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Man Who Loved China by Simon Winchester
                                                                                  15. How Kofi Annan Rescued Kenya by Roger Cohen, pp. 51-53
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                                                                                    The Treasure Hunter by Michael Dirda, pp. 54-56 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry
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                                                                                    The Strange History of Birth Control by Helen Epstein, pp. 57-59 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Fatal Misconception by Matthew Connelly
                                                                                    2. Reproducing Inequities by M. Catherine Maternowska
                                                                                  18. The Fantoms of Theophile Gautier by Richard Holmes, pp. 60-65
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                                                                                    The Democrats & National Security by Samantha Power, pp. 66-71 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. U.S. vs. Them by J. Peter Scoblic
                                                                                    2. Heads in the Sand by Matthew Yglesias
                                                                                  20. Who Will Digitize the World's Books? by Jean-Claude Guedon, Boudewijn Walraven, and Robert Darnton, ..., p. 72
                                                                                  21. Letters by Sanford Schwartz, Stephen R. Shalom, and Janet Kesterberg Amighi, ..., pp. 73-76
                                                                                  22. Cover painting detail "Snow Storm" by J.M.W. Turner
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                                                                                  September 25, 2008 Issue = 23 Articles
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                                                                                    The Genius of George Inness by Andrew Butterfield, pp. 8-11 - 4 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Like Breath on Glass by Marc Simpson
                                                                                    2. George Inness: A Catalogue Raisonne by Michael Quick
                                                                                    3. George Inness by Adrienne Baxter Bell and George Inness
                                                                                    4. George Inness and the Science of Landscape by Rachael Ziady DeLue
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                                                                                    Obama: The Price of Being Black by Andrew Hacker, pp. 12-17 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Restoring the Right to Vote by Erika Wood
                                                                                  3. [+]
                                                                                    'The Knife by the Handle at Last' by Tim Parks, pp. 18-23 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Alfred and Emily by Doris Lessing
                                                                                    2. Apples and Oranges by Marie Brenner
                                                                                    3. House Rules by Rachel Sontag
                                                                                    4. Thrumpton Hall by Miranda Seymour
                                                                                    5. The Sum of Our Days by Isabel Allende
                                                                                  4. Georgia and the Balance of Power by George Friedman, pp. 24-27
                                                                                  5. [+]
                                                                                    'What We Love, Not Are' by Edward Mendelson, pp. 28-35 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Selected Poems by Frank O'Hara and Mark Ford
                                                                                  6. The Perilous Price of Oil by George Soros, pp. 36-37
                                                                                  7. Viewpoint by Mahmoud Darwish, pp. 38-39
                                                                                  8. [+]
                                                                                    The 'Mash of Myriad Sounds' by Michael Kimmelman, pp. 40-44 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross
                                                                                  9. [+]
                                                                                    Official American Sadism by Anthony Lewis, pp. 45-51 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Challenge by Jonathan Mahler
                                                                                  10. On the Side of Bronislaw Geremek by Adam Michnik, pp. 52-53
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    Underground Men by Alan Hollinghurst, pp. 54-56 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
                                                                                  12. [+]
                                                                                    A Summer of Madness by Oliver Sacks, pp. 57-61 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg
                                                                                    2. Wisdom, Madness and Folly by John Custance
                                                                                    3. Manic-Depressive Illness by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison, ...
                                                                                    4. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
                                                                                    5. Touched with Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison
                                                                                    6. The Seduction of Madness by Edward M. Podvoll
                                                                                    7. Lectures on Clinical Psychiatry by Emil Kraepelin
                                                                                    8. Manic-Depressive Insanity and Paranoia by Emil Kraepelin
                                                                                  13. [+]
                                                                                    The Woman in White by Joyce Carol Oates, pp. 62-64 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. A Summer of Hummingbirds by Christopher Benfey
                                                                                    2. White Heat by Brenda Wineapple
                                                                                  14. [+]
                                                                                    Time for a New Deal by Jeff Madrick, pp. 65-69 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Big Squeeze by Steven Greenhouse
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    Crashing the Party by Jonathan Raban, pp. 70-72 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Anglo Files by Sarah Lyall
                                                                                  16. Without God by Steven Weinberg, pp. 73-77
                                                                                  17. [+]
                                                                                    Brilliant, Beautiful & Byzantine by G.W. Bowersock, pp. 78-80 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire by Judith Herrin
                                                                                  18. [+]
                                                                                    Night Comes to the Appalachians by Michael Tomasky, pp. 81-82 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Coal River by Michael Shnayerson
                                                                                    2. The Scotia Widows by Gerald M. Stern
                                                                                    3. Monongah by Davitt McAteer
                                                                                  19. I Can Speak About Love by Mahmoud Darwish, p. 83
                                                                                  20. [+]
                                                                                    The Return of 'The Snow Leopard' by Pico Iyer, pp. 84-91 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
                                                                                  21. The Question of Global Warming by William D. Nordhaus and Freeman Dyson, pp. 92-96
                                                                                  22. Letters by Dan Kurzman, Istvan Deak, Perez Zagorin, and Bruce Fetter, ..., pp. 97-100
                                                                                  23. Cover photograph detail, drawing by Subhankar Banerjee and John Springs
                                                                              4. [+]
                                                                                Issues of Oct.-Dec. 2008 = 6 Issues, 144 Articles
                                                                                1. [+]
                                                                                  October 9, 2008 Issue = 18 Articles
                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                    The Nicest Boy in the World by Charles Simic, pp. 4-7 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Indignation by Philip Roth
                                                                                  2. Sleeping Soldiers by Henri Cole, pp. 8-9
                                                                                  3. John & Sarah in St. Paul by Joseph Lelyveld, pp. 10-14
                                                                                  4. [+]
                                                                                    Jefferson's Concubine by Marie Morgan and Edmund S. Morgan, pp. 15-17 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed
                                                                                  5. [+]
                                                                                    Evelyn Waugh Revisited by Daniel Mendelsohn, pp. 18-20 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Brideshead Revisited (2008 Film) by Julian Jarrold
                                                                                  6. [+]
                                                                                    Martyred by Monsters by Daniel J. Kevles, pp. 21-23 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov by Peter Pringle
                                                                                  7. [+]
                                                                                    J.G. Ballard: The Glow of the Prophet by Diane Johnson, pp. 24-25 - 11 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Miracles of Life by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    2. The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    3. Crash by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    4. Concrete Island by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    5. Empire of the Sun by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    6. The Day of Creation by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    7. Running Wild by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    8. The Kindness of Women by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    9. Cocaine Nights by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    10. Super-Cannes by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                    11. Kingdom Come by J.G. Ballard
                                                                                  8. Summer Reading by John Ashbery, p. 26
                                                                                  9. A New Bank to Save Our Infrastructure by Felix Rohatyn and Everett Ehrlich, pp. 27-29
                                                                                  10. [+]
                                                                                    Fabrication & Bucky Fuller by Martin Filler, pp. 30-32 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling by Barry Bergdoll and Peter Christensen
                                                                                    2. Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe by K. Michael Hays and Dana Miller
                                                                                    3. Topologies by Larry Busbea
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    A Case of Intellectual Independence by Jonathan Freedland, pp. 33-35 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Reappraisals by Tony Judt
                                                                                  12. Marco Polo Goes to Gorgeous Xanadu by Colin Thubron, pp. 36-37
                                                                                  13. [+]
                                                                                    You Can't Take It with You by Frank Kermode, pp. 38-40 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes
                                                                                  14. [+]
                                                                                    Keeper of the Jewels by Robert Gottlieb, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Balanchine Variations by Nancy Goldner
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    A Rescue of Religion by John Gray, pp. 43-45 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing? by Leszek Kolakowski
                                                                                  16. Obama & the Conquest of Denver by Michael Chabon, pp. 46-48
                                                                                  17. Letters by David Harland, Samantha Power, and Steven Nadler, ..., pp. 49-52
                                                                                  18. Cover drawings by Pancho, John Springs, and David Levine
                                                                                2. [+]
                                                                                  October 23, 2008 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                  1. [+]
                                                                                    Royal Flush by Pico Iyer, pp. 4-7 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Commoner by John Burnham Schwartz
                                                                                    2. The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett
                                                                                  2. A Wee Irish Suite by John Updike, pp. 8-9
                                                                                  3. [+]
                                                                                    He Foresaw the End of an Era by John Cassidy, pp. 10-17 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The New Paradigm for Financial Markets by George Soros
                                                                                  4. James Baldwin & Barrack Obama by Colm Toibin, pp. 18-23
                                                                                  5. [+]
                                                                                    The Patient Talks Back by Diane Johnson and John F. Murray, pp. 24-27 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso
                                                                                    2. My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
                                                                                    3. The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead by David Shields
                                                                                  6. [+]
                                                                                    Back to Basics by Julian Bell, pp. 28-30 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
                                                                                  7. [+]
                                                                                    Daring and Disturbing by Sanford Schwartz, pp. 31-33 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Louise Bourgeois by Frances Morris
                                                                                    2. Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father by Louise Bourgeois
                                                                                    3. Louise Bourgeois: Aller-Retour by Gerald Matt, Peter Weisermair, and Louise Bourgeois, ...
                                                                                  8. [+]
                                                                                    Struggle for the Islands by Freeman Dyson, pp. 34-36 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World by Paul D. Stewart
                                                                                  9. [+]
                                                                                    They Soared Above the Din by James Oakes, pp. 37-40 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America by Allen C. Guelzo
                                                                                    2. The Lincoln-Douglas Debates by Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson
                                                                                  10. [+]
                                                                                    In Rough Country by Joyce Carol Oates, pp. 41-45 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Fine Just the Way It Is by Annie Proulx
                                                                                    2. Close Range by Annie Proulx
                                                                                    3. Bad Dirt by Annie Proulx
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    The Most Evil Emperor by Max Hastings, pp. 46-49 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Hitler's Empire by Mark Mazower
                                                                                    2. Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution by Ian Kershaw
                                                                                  12. [+]
                                                                                    Laughable and Tragic by Anne Applebaum, pp. 50-51 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Red Prince by Timothy Snyder
                                                                                  13. [+]
                                                                                    The International Crooks Now in Power by Joshua Hammer, pp. 52-55 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. McMafia by Misha Glenny
                                                                                    2. Merchant of Death by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun
                                                                                  14. [+]
                                                                                    Our Nights Chez Rohmer by Geoffrey O'Brien, pp. 56-58 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007 Film) by Eric Rohmer
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    What Happened to the American Empire? by Alan Ryan, pp. 59-63 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy by Eric Hobsbawm
                                                                                    2. Day of Empire by Amy Chua
                                                                                    3. The Second World by Parag Khanna
                                                                                    4. The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
                                                                                    5. The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan
                                                                                  16. [+]
                                                                                    The Torch of Karl Kraus by Adam Kirsch, pp. 64-65 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Anti-Journalist by Paul Reitter
                                                                                  17. [+]
                                                                                    From a Mansion Near Tora Bora by Pankaj Mishra, pp. 66-68 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
                                                                                  18. [+]
                                                                                    A New, Political Saint Paul? by Mark Lilla, pp. 69-73 - 9 Reviews
                                                                                    1. What Paul Meant by Garry Wills
                                                                                    2. The Political Theology of Paul by Jacob Taubes
                                                                                    3. The Time That Remains by Giorgio Agamben
                                                                                    4. Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism by Alain Badiou
                                                                                    5. Being and Event by Alain Badiou
                                                                                    6. The Century by Alain Badiou
                                                                                    7. Polemics by Alain Badiou
                                                                                    8. Une Querelle Avec Alain Badiou, Philosophe by Eric Marty
                                                                                    9. On Belief by Slavoj Zizek
                                                                                  19. Is This a 'Victory'? by Peter W. Galbraith, pp. 74-76
                                                                                  20. [+]
                                                                                    The Egyptian Connection by William Dalrymple, pp. 77-79 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Lindisfarne Gospels by Michelle P. Brown
                                                                                    2. Ritual and the Rood by Eamonn O. Carragain
                                                                                    3. Word and Image by William J. Diebold
                                                                                  21. Georgia, the US, and the Balance of Power by George Friedman and Daniel Fried, pp. 80-81
                                                                                  22. Letters by Charles Ellwood Jones, Hugh Eakin, and Mark Harman, ..., pp. 82-84
                                                                                  23. Cover photograph by Tui De Roy
                                                                                3. [+]
                                                                                  November 6, 2008 Issue = 34 Articles
                                                                                  1. A Fateful Election by Russell Baker, p. 4
                                                                                  2.  ---  by David Bromwich, pp. 4-5
                                                                                  3.  ---  by Mark Danner, pp. 6-7
                                                                                  4.  ---  by Andrew Delbanco, pp. 8-9
                                                                                  5.  ---  by Joan Didion, p. 10
                                                                                  6.  ---  by Ronald Dworkin, p. 11
                                                                                  7.  ---  by Frances FitzGerald, p. 12
                                                                                  8.  ---  by Timothy Garton Ash, p. 12
                                                                                  9.  ---  by Paul Krugman, p. 13
                                                                                  10.  ---  by Joseph Lelyveld, p. 14
                                                                                  11.  ---  by Darryl Pinckney, p. 14
                                                                                  12.  ---  by Thomas Powers, p. 15
                                                                                  13.  ---  by Michael Tomasky, p. 15
                                                                                  14.  ---  by Garry Wills, p. 16
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    The Myths of Ted Hughes by Mark Ford, pp. 17-19 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Letters of Ted Hughes by Christopher Reid and Ted Hughes
                                                                                  16. Back Roads by Barry Goldensohn, p. 20
                                                                                  17. Georgia: The Ignored History by Robert English, pp. 21-23
                                                                                  18. [+]
                                                                                    The Glories of Yiddish by Harold Bloom, pp. 24-26 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. History of the Yiddish Language by Max Weinreich and Paul Glasser
                                                                                  19. McCain, Obama, and the National Health by Arnold Relman, p. 27
                                                                                  20. [+]
                                                                                    A Field Guide to the Birders by Robert O. Paxton, pp. 28-31 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Of a Feather by Scott Weidensaul
                                                                                    2. Flights Against the Sunset by Kenn Kaufman
                                                                                    3. Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson by Elizabeth J. Rosenthal
                                                                                    4. The Life of the Skies by Jonathan Rosen
                                                                                    5. The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott
                                                                                  21. [+]
                                                                                    The Middle East: What to Do? by Brian Urquhart, pp. 32-34 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. A Path Out of the Desert by KennethM. Pollack
                                                                                  22. [+]
                                                                                    The Classicist's Eye by G.W. Bowersock, pp. 35-42 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken by Daniel Mendelsohn
                                                                                  23. [+]
                                                                                    A Challenge to the Free Market by Benjamin M. Friedman, pp. 43-47 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Predator State by James Galbraith
                                                                                  24. [+]
                                                                                    Tempting Targets by Francis Wyndham, pp. 48-49 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Mother's Milk by Edward St. Aubyn
                                                                                  25. [+]
                                                                                    Who Killed Anna Politkovskaya? by Amy Knight, pp. 50-52 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Letter to Anna (2008 Film) by Eric Bergkraut
                                                                                  26. [+]
                                                                                    Green Fantasia by Bill McKibben, pp. 53-55 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
                                                                                  27. [+]
                                                                                    Victims of Vermeermania by James Fenton, pp. 56-58 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Man Who Made Vermeers by Jonathan Lopez
                                                                                    2. The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick
                                                                                  28. [+]
                                                                                    How Muslims Made Europe by Kwame Anthony Appiah, pp. 59-62 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. God's Crucible by David Levering Lewis
                                                                                  29. [+]
                                                                                    The Deceptive Director by Nathaniel Rich, pp. 63-65 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King by Foster Hirsch
                                                                                    2. The World and Its Double by Chris Fujiwara
                                                                                    3. Preminger: An Autobiography by Otto Preminger
                                                                                  30. [+]
                                                                                    In a London of Infinite Possibilities by Neal Ascherson, pp. 66-67 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Something to Tell You by Hanif Kureishi
                                                                                  31. Hugo Chavez Versus Human Rights by Jose Miguel Vivanco and Daniel Wilkinson, p. 68
                                                                                  32. [+]
                                                                                    China's Golden Age by Eliot Weinberger, pp. 69-72 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. China at the Court of the Emperors by Sabrina Rastelli
                                                                                    2. Poems of the Late T'ang by A.C. Graham
                                                                                  33. Letters by David J.R. Frakt, Anthony Lewis, and Julian Barnes, ..., pp. 73-76
                                                                                  34. Cover drawing by Pancho
                                                                                4. [+]
                                                                                  November 20, 2008 Issue = 26 Articles
                                                                                  1. At Gull Pond by Reuel K. Wilson, pp. 8-11
                                                                                  2. Obama & Sweet Potato Pie by Mark Danner, pp. 12-21
                                                                                  3. [+]
                                                                                    The Lessons of the Master by Ian Buruma, pp. 22-27 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The World Is What It Is by Patrick French
                                                                                  4. The Monkey by Vladislav Hodasevich, p. 28
                                                                                  5. [+]
                                                                                    The Co-President at Work by David Bromwich, pp. 29-33 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
                                                                                    2. Angler by Barton Gellman
                                                                                    3. The Way of the World by Ron Suskind
                                                                                    4. Takeover by Charlie Savage
                                                                                    5. What Happened by Scott McClellan
                                                                                    6. The Bush Tragedy by Jacob Weisberg
                                                                                    7. Cheney by Stephen F. Hayes
                                                                                    8. The War Within by Bob Woodward
                                                                                  6. [+]
                                                                                    Irene Nemirovsky: The Dogs & the Wolves by J.M. Coetzee, pp. 34-37 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. David Golder, The Ball, Snow in Autumn, The Courilof Affair by Irene Nemirovsky
                                                                                  7. [+]
                                                                                    Vietnam: Dead Souls by Jonathan Mirsky, pp. 38-40 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Ghosts of War in Vietnam by Heonik Kwon
                                                                                    2. The Boat by Nam Le
                                                                                  8. Science: The Coming Century by Martin Rees, pp. 41-43
                                                                                  9. Episode by John Ashbery, p. 44
                                                                                  10. [+]
                                                                                    Witnesses to a Mystery by Claire Messud, pp. 45-46 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Home by Marilynne Robinson
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    Fishing in the Dead Sea by Colin Thubron, pp. 47-51 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Lion of Jordan by Avi Shlaim
                                                                                    2. King Hussein of Jordan: A Political Life by Nigel Ashton
                                                                                    3. The Arab Center by Marwan Muasher
                                                                                  12. [+]
                                                                                    How They Blew Up the L.A. Times by Russell Baker, pp. 52-54 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. American Lightning by Howard Blum
                                                                                  13. Constantine Cavafy: 'As Good as Great Poetry Gets' by Daniel Mendelsohn, pp. 55-58
                                                                                  14. Myres: Alexandria in 340 AD by Constantine Cavafy, p. 59
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    Wright in Love by Martin Filler, pp. 60-63 - 8 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Frank Lloyd Wright in New York by Jane King Hession and Debrra Pickrel
                                                                                    2. Frank Lloyd Wright: Essential Texts by Robert Twombly and Frank Lloyd Wright
                                                                                    3. The Fellowship by Roger Friedland and Harold Zellman
                                                                                    4. Frank Lloyd Wright: The Heroic Years: 1920-1932 by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer
                                                                                    5. Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright
                                                                                    6. A Photographer's Journey with Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder, and Louise Nevelson by Pedro E. Guerrero
                                                                                    7. Death in a Prairie House by William R. Drennan
                                                                                    8. Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
                                                                                  16. [+]
                                                                                    Darwin and the Meaning of Flowers by Oliver Sacks, pp. 64-67 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Darwin's Garden: An Evolutionary Adventure by David Kohn
                                                                                  17. [+]
                                                                                    What is Scotland by Andrew O'Hagan, pp. 68-71 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Invention of Scotland by Hugh Trevor-Roper
                                                                                    2. Scotland: The Autobiography by Rosemary Goring
                                                                                    3. The Oxford Companion to Scottish History by Michael Lynch
                                                                                  18. [+]
                                                                                    The Friendship of Cal and Elizabeth by Helen Vendler, pp. 72-75 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Words in Air by Thomas Travisano, Saskia Hamilton, and Elizabeth Bishop, ...
                                                                                  19. [+]
                                                                                    'But They Burned Giordano Bruno!' by Anthony Grafton, pp. 76-78 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Giordano Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic by Ingrid D. Rowland
                                                                                  20. [+]
                                                                                    Trapped in the New 'You're on Your Own' World by Robert Solow, pp. 79-81 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. High Wire by Peter Gosselin
                                                                                  21. [+]
                                                                                    What Happened to Wystan Auden? by Charles Rosen, pp. 82-84 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Complete Works of W. H. Auden by Edward Mendelson and W.H. Auden
                                                                                    2. Randall Jarrell on W.H. Auden by Stephen Burt, Hannah Brooks-Motl, and Randall Jarrell, ...
                                                                                  22. [+]
                                                                                    The Prime of James Wood by John Banville, pp. 85-88 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. How Fiction Works by James Wood
                                                                                  23. [+]
                                                                                    Two Paths for the Novel by Zadie Smith, pp. 89-94 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Netherland by Joseph O'Neill
                                                                                    2. Remainder by Tom McCarthy
                                                                                  24. 'Without God': An Exchange by Steven Weinberg, Bob Lockner, Norman Bodine, and David S. Cunningham, ..., pp. 95-97
                                                                                  25. Letters by Judith Herrin, Dan Kurzman, Istvan Deak, and Rose Styron, ..., pp. 98-100
                                                                                  26. Cover drawing by Pancho
                                                                                5. [+]
                                                                                  December 4, 2008 Issue = 20 Articles
                                                                                  1. 'The Time Has Come to Say These Things' by Ehud Olmert, pp. 6-9
                                                                                  2. [+]
                                                                                    Just Remember This by Michael Greenberg, pp. 10-13 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Can't Remember What I Forgot by Sue Halpern
                                                                                  3. The Execution of Saint-Just At Thermidor by Glyn Maxwell, p. 14
                                                                                  4. [+]
                                                                                    A Larger War on Terror? by David Cole, pp. 15-18 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Terror and Consent by Philip Bobbitt
                                                                                  5. [+]
                                                                                    Desire in Berlin by Ian Buruma, pp. 19-21 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Kirchner and the Berlin Street by Deborah Wye
                                                                                  6. [+]
                                                                                    Iraq: Before & After, and Now by Joshua Hammer, pp. 22-25 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Waiting for an Ordinary Day by Farnaz Fassihi
                                                                                    2. The Strongest Tribe by Bing West
                                                                                  7. Frozen Scandal by Mark Danner, pp. 26-27
                                                                                  8. [+]
                                                                                    What Disraeli Can Teach Us by Geoffrey Wheatcroft, pp. 28-30 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Benjamin Disraeli by Adam Kirsch
                                                                                  9. [+]
                                                                                    The Message of the Schoolroom by Alison Lurie, pp. 31-35 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
                                                                                    2. Small Wonder by Jonathan Zimmerman
                                                                                  10. [+]
                                                                                    Spellbound by Michael Dirda, pp. 36-38 - 18 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster
                                                                                    2. Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster
                                                                                    3. The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster
                                                                                    4. Oracle Night by Paul Auster
                                                                                    5. The Book of Illusions by Paul Auster
                                                                                    6. The Red Notebook by Paul Auster
                                                                                    7. I Thought My Father Was God by Paul Auster
                                                                                    8. Hand to Mouth by Paul Auster
                                                                                    9. Timbuktu by Paul Auster
                                                                                    10. Mr. Vertigo by Paul Auster
                                                                                    11. Leviathan by Paul Auster
                                                                                    12. The Art of Hunger by Paul Auster
                                                                                    13. The Music of Chance by Paul Auster
                                                                                    14. Moon Palace by Paul Auster
                                                                                    15. In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster
                                                                                    16. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
                                                                                    17. The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster
                                                                                    18. Squeeze Play by Paul Benjamin
                                                                                  11. [+]
                                                                                    The Spider Man and Other Stories by Tim Flannery, pp. 39-40 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Dry Storeroom No. 1 by Richard Fortey
                                                                                  12. [+]
                                                                                    Waking Up to a Nightmare by Francine Prose, pp. 41-42 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Lulu in Marrakech by Diane Johnson
                                                                                  13. Luminous Memoir of a Lost World by John Banville, pp. 43-44
                                                                                  14. [+]
                                                                                    The Historian Who Saw Through America by James M. McPherson, pp. 45-47 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Diverse Nations by George M. Fredrickson
                                                                                    2. Big Enough to Be Inconsistent by George M. Fredrickson
                                                                                  15. [+]
                                                                                    The Storm Over Robert Frost by Christopher Benfrey, pp. 48-50 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. The Collected Prose of Robert Frost by Mark Richardson and Robert Frost
                                                                                    2. Fall of Frost by Brian Hall
                                                                                    3. Robert Frost: The Poet as Philosopher by Peter J. Stanlis
                                                                                  16. [+]
                                                                                    Foreign Aid Goes Military! by William Easterly, pp. 51-54 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
                                                                                  17. [+]
                                                                                    In Search of the Outrageous Past by Elaine Blair, pp. 55-58 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Lazarus Project by Aleksandar Hemon
                                                                                  18. [+]
                                                                                    Italy Against Itself by Alexander Stille, pp. 59-62 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. La Deriva: Perche L'Italia Rischia il Naufragio by Gian Antonio Stella and Sergio Rizzo
                                                                                    2. La Panra e la Speranza by Giulio Tremonti
                                                                                    3. Se li Conosci li Eviti by Peter Gomez and Marco Travaglio
                                                                                  19. The Crisis & What to Do About It by George Soros, pp. 63-64
                                                                                  20. Letters by Teresa Ghilarducci, Robert M. Solow, and Russell Todres, ..., pp. 65-68
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                                                                                  December 18, 2008 Issue = 23 Articles
                                                                                  1. What to Do by Paul Krugman, pp. 8-9
                                                                                  2. Driving Westward To San Diego by Barry Goldensohn, pp. 10-11
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                                                                                    The Triumph of Roberto Bolano by Sarah Kerr, pp. 12-17 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. 2666~~Twenty-Six Sixty-Six by Roberto Bolano
                                                                                    2. The Romantic Dogs by Roberto Bolano
                                                                                  4. Obama: In the Irony-Free Zone by Joan Didion and Darryl Pinckney, pp. 18-19
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                                                                                    Mysteries of Siena by Ingrid Rowland, pp. 20-25 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Renaissance Siena by Luke Syson, Alessandro Angelini, and Philippa Jackson, ...
                                                                                  6. Obama: In the Divided Heartland by Michael Massing, pp. 26-31
                                                                                  7. Among Noble Monks by Meyer Schapiro, pp. 32-35
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                                                                                    Becoming Susan Sontag by Deborah Eisenberg, pp. 36-43 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 by Susan Sontag and David Rieff
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                                                                                    How Historic a Victory? by Michael Tomasky, pp. 44-47 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Unequal Democracy by Larry M. Bartels
                                                                                    2. Red, Blue, and Purple America by Ruy Teixeira
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                                                                                    Cruising with Caesar by Mary Beard, pp. 48-52 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Caesar: A Life in Western Culture by Maria Wyke
                                                                                    2. Julius Caesar by Philip Freeman
                                                                                    3. Caesar's Calendar by Denis Feeney
                                                                                  11. He Interviewed the Nation by Garry Wills, pp. 53-55
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                                                                                    An Asian Star Is Born by Christian Caryl, pp. 56-59 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The China Lover by Ian Buruma
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                                                                                    The War We Don't Want to See by Sue Halpern, pp. 60-62 - 5 Reviews
                                                                                    1. War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq by Shawn Christian Nessen and Dave Edmond Lounsbury, ...
                                                                                    2. Generation Kill (2008 Film) by David Simon and Ed Burns
                                                                                    3. Baghdad ER - An HBO Documentary Film (2006 Film) by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
                                                                                    4. Section 60 (2008 Film) by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill
                                                                                    5. The Forever War by Dexter Filkins
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                                                                                    A Lost World on the Map by Alma Guillermoprieto, pp. 63-65 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Cave, City, and Eagle's Nest by David Carrasco and Scott Sessions
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                                                                                    The Prodigious Pessimist by Jonathan Raban, pp. 66-68 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal by Jay Parini and Gore Vidal
                                                                                  16. My Turkish Library by Orhan Pamuk, pp. 69-72
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                                                                                    Seduced by Trains by Ian Jack, pp. 73-76 - 1 Review
                                                                                    1. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux
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                                                                                    'If Shakespeare Had Been Able to Google...' by James Gleick, pp. 77-79 - 3 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount Jr.
                                                                                    2. Reading the OED by Ammon Shea
                                                                                    3. The First English Dictionary, 1604 by Robert Cawdrey
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                                                                                    The Unknown Women of India by Maya Jasanoff, pp. 80-82 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. Women of the Raj by Margaret MacMillan
                                                                                    2. Sex and the Family in Colonial India by Durba Ghosh
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                                                                                    'Everything Is a Mystery' by Charles Simic, pp. 83-85 - 2 Reviews
                                                                                    1. How to Be Perfect by Ron Padgett
                                                                                    2. Messenger by Ellen Voigt
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                                                                                    Do Schools Have to Be Boring? by Alison Lurie, pp. 86-91 - 7 Reviews
                                                                                    1. School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
                                                                                    2. The Open Classroom by Herbert R. Kohl
                                                                                    3. Social Design by Robert Sommer
                                                                                    4. Big Box Reuse by Julia Christensen
                                                                                    5. Small Wonder by Jonathan Zimmerman
                                                                                    6. Children's Spaces by Mark Dudek
                                                                                    7. Nanny State by David Harsanyi
                                                                                  22. The Truth About the Election by Elizabeth Drew, pp. 92-97
                                                                                  23. Letters by John E. Merriam, Colin Wells, Hugh McManus, and Paul R. Goldin, ..., pp. 98-100
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                                                                              Issues of 2009 = 17 Issues, 324 Articles
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                                                                              Issues of the 2010s = 1 Year, 19 Issues, 402 Articles
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                                                                                Issues of 2010 = 19 Issues, 402 Articles