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From the April 2011 issue

To the Editor: In “A Monument to Themselves” [January], Jonathan S. Tobin offers readers a confusing and somewhat disjointed review of the new National Museum of...

On March 20, Egypt held a referendum vote, and it is the common consensus that the results indicate the degree of support and power for...

Each generation redefines what it wants in the stars it admires, emulates, and ultimately abandons. No wonder, then, that so few of the male actors who...

Seeing him, or observing how he lived his life, you might have thought him the head of a major Wall Street bank or law firm....

The characters who populate the work of the Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler—who is now enjoying a posthumous moment in the sun owing to the release...

To the Editor: After reading Paul A. Rahe’s “How to Think About the Tea Party” [February], I was reminded of the insight on our “fundamental principles,”...

During the book tour to celebrate his recently published memoir, the worldview of Donald Rumsfeld collided, not for the first time, with the worldview of...

Colonel Roosevelt By Edmund Morris Random House, 784 pages When Theodore Roosevelt ended his second term as president, in March 1909, he was 50 years old: no longer...

For all those who have nourished an intense if unspoken yearning to experience a Passover seder with veteran news stars Steve and Cokie Roberts, your...

In late February, the nation’s attention snapped back and forth from protests in the Middle East to protests in the Middle West. Wisconsin’s new Republican...

Last April in Prague, President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart, Dmitri Medvedev, to sign the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic...

The World Health Organization’s World Health Report 2000, which ranked the health-care systems of nearly 200 nations, stands as one of the most influential social-science...

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother By Amy Chua Penguin, 256 pages American parents have an inexhaustible appetite for being bossed around. Every year publishers let loose an...

When John Russell Pope was commissioned in 1935 to design a memorial to Thomas Jefferson, he had the inspired idea of taking the Roman Pantheon...

Every month in this space, Joseph Epstein tells a Jewish joke and invites you, the COMMENTARY reader, to offer an exegesis of it in 250 words or less. First...

The father of the German Empire, Otto von Bismarck, first introduced unemployment insurance in the 1880s. Bismarck conceived of this new social mandate as a...
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April 2011