The Cave book by Jose Saramago reviewed by Paige Austin

In one of his most famous allegories, Plato writes in his Republic: “Imagine human beings living in an underground,...

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Step Across This Line: Collected Nonfiction 1992-2002 book by Salman Rushdie reviewed by Michael Obernauer

It is no surprise then that Rushdie’s intellectual inquiries have so often centered around the notions of...

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The Rage and the Pride book by Oriana Fallaci reviewed by James Kirchick

An exhibit at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg is called Dvoe, or “Twosome.” It pairs paintings and sculptures...

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American Studies book by Louis Menand reviewed by Thomas Cannell

With a collection of essays, you can always tackle one piece in a hurry—say before bed or waiting for a...

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Why Orwell Matters book by Christopher Hitchens reviewed by Alex Lee

George Orwell has suffered the saddest fate for a political writer: he has been rendered uncontroversial. Animal Farm...

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In Ruins book by Christopher Woodward reviewed by Andrew Kau

In a lighthearted reference, Christopher Woodward begins his book with the image of Charlton Heston finding the ruins...

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