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July / August 2015 Issue

From the Editor

I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book quite as eye-opening as Michael Oren’s Ally, the bestselling historian’s stunning new memoir of his four...
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Enter Laughing

On the first day of April, Yetta Mandelbaum of Boca Raton calls her son Howard, a freelance software designer in Seattle. “I just wanted to...
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Fiction

Through the open kitchen window he hears the whine and growl of the chain saw. Tim Collins: taking down the small barn. Last winter, after...
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Politics & Ideas

More than 25 years after he last sat in the Oval Office, Ronald Reagan still towers over his party like a giant, one-man Mount Rushmore....
ISIS

Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is not the first ranking official from the intelligence world to publish an account of his experiences. Still, the...

In April of last year, Brandeis University offered Ayaan Hirsi Ali an honorary degree for her tireless campaigning for women’s rights in the Muslim world....
Tuvia Tenenbom

Journalists, one likes to imagine, are people who investigate matters with a degree of neutrality and enlighten their readers with their findings or who travel...

Culture & Civilization

Lincoln Center, the first major urban performing-arts center in America, was well on its way to completion a half-century ago. The New York City Ballet,...

On the night of February 26, a picture of a two-tone cocktail dress ricocheted around the Internet, baffling global millions who disagreed about the garment’s...

Harry Golden was one of mid-century America’s great characters–a hustling Wall Street ex-con who crusaded for civil rights in his idiosyncratic little Southern newspaper, the...

David Brooks seeks to save his own soul, and help fellow Americans save and ennoble theirs, by rediscovering the discarded ideal of character. At present,...

Nell Zink’s first novel, Wallflower, was published last year when she was 50. It made very little noise. By contrast, the buzz about Mislaid, her...

I’m not sure of much, but I am sure that the New York Times columnist Gail Collins doesn’t like Scott Walker. Her dislike for him...
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July/August 2015