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Issue 33 Overtime

The question of who gets to live, and how, has always been the realm of politics.

Issue 33 Overtime
The Korean Peace Process
Issue 33 Overtime

He behaves like a man who believes that history is not over, even if established ways of picturing historical change on the…

Issue 33 Overtime
Rededication
Issue 33 Overtime
Everybody Knows
Issue 33 Overtime

An American who leaves for war never leaves America. The war that is America, rather, comes to the American.

Issue 33 Overtime
Conversations with Bongjun
Issue 33 Overtime

Children are malleable and must be cultivated carefully and deliberately, like plants.

Issue 33 Overtime
What Good Is Love?
Issue 33 Overtime
The Painful Sum of Things
Issue 33 Overtime

Zimbabwe is a place whose writing cannot but be both global and ambivalent about globalization.

Issue 33 Overtime
We Can Still Think Our Own Thoughts
Issue 33 Overtime

Maybe this is how Great Men read books: like boys.

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Issue 30 Motherland

The best way to ensure the future of literary criticism is to address the problem of economic inequality.

January 13, 2009

You just find you’re standing athwart History, and History’s like, “I want to review the Susan Sontag diaries.”

Issue 7 Correction

The america our new president inherits bears an uncanny resemblance to our old enemy, the Soviet Union—right before it went under.

Issue 3 Reality Principle

With how many people did people used to sleep? It’s hard to tell. Language changes, and there’s the problem of bragging.

Issue 3 Reality Principle

“Does he who fights douchebags become, inevitably, something of a douchebag?”

September 8, 2006

Part of Mahfouz’s achievement is its sheer extent, its superabundant precision.