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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Talking to Studs Terkel
The year in poetry
Conservation and paternalism in Madagascar
Abbie Hoffman and the infant revolution
Glimmers of understanding
Adventures in solipsism
The teaching of history
Five big man-made obstacles
Found out in London
The bureau of backbiting and recrimination
Lessons from the hive
The breadth of sensibility
At odds with the republic
The rewards of vulgarity
The dismal state of English studies
Sex, guilt, and the Holocaust too
The President and the bishop
The literature of doom
Getting Cheever while he's hot
No place for the avant-garde
The pen is not the sword
The fatal repatriation of Russian soldiers
Poetic tradition and the individual talent
Sheltering Jews in Vichy France
An ounce of reality is worth a jar of pickled angst