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From the June 2015 issue

As I lay dying (or at least I thought I might be), as the blood, spurting upward, splattered the green tunics of my surgeons—I was...

Bagels and lox are among the most famous elements of American Jewish culture. According to Leo Rosten, author of The Joys of Yiddish, the bagel...

To the Editor: Benjamin Domenech makes some interesting points about the rising costs of noncash work benefits to employers [“The Truth About Wage Stagnation,” March]. The...

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision to Not Have Kids By Meghan Daum Picador, 288 pages Back in the olden days, having children was simple....

To the Editor: Heather Wilhelm is on target when she writes that there is no “rape culture” [“The ‘Rape-Culture’ Lie,” March]. Rather, rape is a crime...

It’s said that two things about war are insufficiently appreciated by those who, like me, have not known it first-hand: 1) It is, when not...

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...

Khamenei’s Terms Following its announcement of a “framework” for a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration spent a month pledging it would prevent Tehran...

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich By Peter Schweizer Harper, 256 pages Wealthy Americans who...

The Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson has observed that academic sociologists are rarely asked to participate in political initiatives to address the problems of poverty, inequality,...

“How the mighty have fallen!” crowed a blogger for Reason, the libertarian monthly. It was the summer of 2013, a few months after Kentucky Senator...

Goebbels: A Biography By Peter Longerich Random House, 906 pages The word propaganda has come to represent politics at its most corrupt. Although the term originated with Pope...

Death and Mr. Pickwick: A Novel By Stephen Jarvis Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 816 pages The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens’s first novel, published serially over 20 months in...

To the Editor: Yuval Levin’s “The Mobility Crisis” [March] misses one key element in today’s reduced mobility in America: the burden of indebtedness. Americans are more indebted...

In 2006, The Times of London described what it called the first “Web rage” attack: a middle-aged London man tracked down and knifed another man...

The trial of Lewis Libby began on January 16, 2007. The former chief of staff to then–Vice President Dick Cheney was facing a five-count indictment...

The received wisdom about multicultural America goes something like this: “At the time of the Founding, America’s free population was not only white but almost...

William Goldman famously explained Hollywood’s inability to make more hits than flops with the pithy three-word line “nobody knows anything.” Motion-picture executives are paid tens...

Bruce Jenner is not the only person trading identities. Hillary Clinton’s recent march to the left is one of the more remarkable political transformations in...
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June 2015