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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Vote no to a Clinton dynasty
A Marine returns to a divided Iraq
The miracle of Straight Life
Is the new Vatican all talk?
By Emmanuel Carrère, from Limonov, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Carrère’s books include The Adversary, My Life as a Russian Novel, and Lives Other Than…
From a memoir written in 1944 by Marcelle Hamel-Hateau, a schoolteacher in the Norman village of Neuville-au-Plain, included in D-Day Through French Eyes, by Mary Louise Roberts, published last month…
John Updike, Yes-Man
Who owns the world’s greatest superfood?
By Howard W. French, from China’s Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa, published this month by Knopf. French is a former New York…
Repetition is a mighty power in the domain of humor. I undertook to prove the truth of this forty years ago in San Francisco on the occasion of my second…