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Sunday Book Review: The Great Experiment

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On May 11, 2008
The Great Experiment, by Strobe Talbott, is one in a broad family of books written by former executive branch officials about their experiences with power. These books often contain some theoretical noodling, bits and pieces of biographical detail, a few mildly interesting anecdotes within a jury-rigged “idea” that purports to hold the whole thing together. […]

Sunday Book Review: Republic of Suffering

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On April 21, 2008
Drew Gilpin Faust’s Republic of Suffering is about memory and the Civil War, but not in the conventionally understood fashion. Although Faust writes a bit about the memory of the war in the national narrative, she’s more interested in how the raw butchery of the war affected American culture on a micro level. The understanding […]

Fronting

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On February 28, 2008

Feral Mom admits to having conversed from time to time about books she hasn’t actually read. [A]s I reflect on my literary sins, I have to admit that Pride and Prejudice is just the tip of this

Awards

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On January 22, 2008
About he best I can say about this award is that winning it might be slightly more prestigious than emerging victorious from a mayonnaise-eating contest. Perusing the list of some of the finalists, we find the soaring literary contributions of Norman Podhoretz, Michael Ledeen, Hugh Hewitt, Melanie Phillips, and Amity Schlaes — all of whom […]
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