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Official betrayal was epitomized in Britain by the Victory Parade of July 19, 1919. Lutyens, whose Cenotaph in London was the saluting point, may have... [Read More]
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There is overwhelming evidence that the English people who voted for Brexit do not, on the whole, care about the United Kingdom and in particular... [Read More]
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Claudia Dreifus: If your predecessor as the dean of the White House press corps, the late Helen Thomas, could come down from journalism heaven, what... [Read More]
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A dark mood overcame me as I read two new books about the future of war. It's hard not be impressed by the inventiveness of... [Read More]
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George Washington was an inspiring leader, and Thomas Jefferson could turn a phrase; but to federal judges, the greatest of the Founding Fathers was undoubtedly... [Read More]
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It came to be a core belief held by the American public and media that Barack Obama was a self-creation who had stepped out of... [Read More]
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With the divisions in the country seeming to harden in the wake of the midterms, journalists need to do a better job of overcoming them.... [Read More]
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On August 25 Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò published an eleven-page letter in which he accused Pope Francis of ignoring and covering up evidence of sexual... [Read More]
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I read the first two novels of Ali Smith's seasonal quartet in Cairo, where long, warm, sunny days make up most of the year. In... [Read More]
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The fact that nobody saw the end coming, the way it did, highlights the value of going back, a hundred years later, and reliving events... [Read More]
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Since he moved to Trinidad, Chris Ofili has absorbed the prismatic colors of the tropics—you can't not here. But he determined not to traffic, in... [Read More]
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In the late 1970s, the Congolese sculptor Bodys Isek Kingelez (1948-2015) began crafting what he called "extreme maquettes," fantastical buildings constructed out of whatever he... [Read More]
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At the entrance to the Met's exhibition of mid-twentieth-century African-American photographs, a small placard politely asks for help: "Does someone look familiar? Please kindly send... [Read More]
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This March, in a four-part series on Fox News called "Men in America," Tucker Carlson sat in front of the American flag and listed a... [Read More]
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Trump's belief that presidential authority is practically monarchical, his belligerent posturing toward countries such as Iran and North Korea, and his cavalier disregard for legal... [Read More]
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"It seemed that Lessing was a writer to discover in your thirties; a writer who wrote about the lives of grown-up women with an honesty... [Read More]
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"When you write my epitaph," Elizabeth Bishop famously told the poet Robert Lowell in 1974, "you must say I was the loneliest person who ever... [Read More]
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This year, After Man was republished, a book by the Scottish geologist Dougal Dixon that imagines how other species will evolve after humans go extinct,... [Read More]
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With nostalgia for manufacturing jobs now thoroughly weaponized in American politics, Joshua Freeman's Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern... [Read More]
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Industrial agriculture—shaped by the USDA, by chemical and seed companies, by the vagaries of domestic and export markets—relies on a picture of the family farmer... [Read More]
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