The Socialist Manifesto Is a Great Book to Read if You Want to Know Why Socialism Always Fails
The Original “Welfare Queen” Got Convicted. Then Other Women Were Made to Suffer for Her Crimes.
The Complicated, Downright Shakespearean Legacy of Richard Holbrooke
Can Thomas Harris Escape the Shadow of Hannibal Lecter?
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An Empty, Edenic “Frontier” Was a Core Lie of American History. So Why Is David McCullough Still Peddling It?
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Why Are There So Many Unreported Sexual Assaults in the Military?
Baltimore’s Mayor Is Brought Down by a Series of Self-Published Children’s Books
Life Is but a Scream: Karl Ove Knausgård on Edvard Munch
A YA Novel Scrapped Because of Sensitivity Concerns Is Getting Published Anyway
Silicon Valley Is All for Big Government—Just Not on Their Turf
A Novel for the Ages, Firmly Rooted in the Political Here and Now
Ian McEwan Should Read Some Science Fiction
What Determines Whether You Trust Climate Change, Vaccines, Or Evolutionary Science? Often, It’s The People Around You.
Why Preet Bharara’s Glad That He Didn’t Return Donald Trump’s Calls
Forgetting the Recent History of Climate Change Politics
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