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From the September 2014 issue

On March 4, Hillary Clinton was asked about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s moves into the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, which Moscow would formally annex two...

To Rise Again at a Decent HourBy Joshua FerrisLittle, Brown and Company, 352 pages Paul O’ Rourke is a miserable man. To an outside observer, his...

The emblematic moment of John Kerry’s tenure as the steward of American foreign policy came in London on September 9, 2013. The secretary of state...

The Washington memoir of a recently retired or ousted Cabinet figure usually can be counted on to have a few defining characteristics. A little personal...

Judging by the images, the war between Israel and Hamas is the first conflict in history in which only one side has soldiers. As I...

Our April issue featured Mr. Lefkowitz’s “The Rise of Social Orthodoxy,” which has occasioned an extraordinary amount of comment and ferment within the Jewish community. We here offer...

Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political MachineBy Daniel HalperBroadside Books, 352 pages In his richly reported debut book, Daniel Halper portrays the once and...

The motives for humor are as manifold as those for murder. Among them are the raucous physical misfortunes of others (slapstick), grotesque incongruities (between reality...

Republican candidates have lost the popular vote for president in five of the past six elections, going back to 1992. In each of those contests,...

Fifteen years ago, when Hobby Lobby was still merely a chain store and not yet a Supreme Court case, the Clinton White House grappled with...

The Witch-Hunt NarrativeBy Ross E. CheitOxford University Press, 508 pages In February 1984, a Los Angeles television reporter named Wayne Satz revealed that authorities were investigating...

Tennessee Wlliams is, with Eugene O’Neill and Arthur Miller, one of the three most highly regarded and best-known American playwrights. Throughout the first part of...

Why is the greatest comic author of the Weimar Republic unknown to the English-speaking world? Weimar Germany is part and parcel of any highbrow’s cultural...

  Mrs. Klein goes to the butcher. “I would like please a flank steak,” she says. The butcher says, “That’s $2.29 a pound.” “Get out of here with...

“VOTE DIFFERENT” began with a classic dystopian image: a long gray line of hopeless peons, trudging irrevocably toward their ordered destination, filing one by one...

I write a weekly newspaper column, and one day this summer a neighbor stopped me on the street and asked how the hell was I...

In July, after Germany trounced Brazil 7–1 in the semifinal match of the World Cup—including a first-half stretch in which the Brazilian soccer squad gave...

The Tunnel Plot The third major round of fighting between Israel and Hamas in Gaza since 2008 wound up being fought as much underground as in...

It is not yet clear if Twitter, the social-media site whose users send out 140-character mini-statements, is generally good or bad for public life, or...
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September 2014