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September 2014

Volume 33, Number 1

Notes & comments

Summer of discontent

Attitudes about patriotism, race, and more prove that The Sixties are still with us.

Features

Guilt trip:
Versailles, avant-garde & kitsch

by Roger Kimball

John Maynard Keynes’s revisionist history of World War I has had enduring—and harmful—consequences.

The minister of paradox

by Gary Saul Morson

The complicated, often conflicted, life of Alexander Herzen.

Divide and conquer

by Marco Grassi

Summer exhibitions in Florence and Verona reconsider the work of Pontormo, Rosso & Veronese.

Two takes on the Common Core

by Sol Stern, Peter Wood

Conservative arguments for and against the Common Core.

September 2014

Volume 33, Number 1

Departments

Poems


Reflections

View from Moscow

by Anna Borshchevskaya

How Putin's incompetence led to the crisis in Ukraine.


Theater

Austrian inclinations

by Kevin D. Williamson

Reviews of Cabaret, Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson, Furniture Painter, King Lear, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.


Art

What Jeff Koons has wrought

by Eric Gibson

On “Jeff Koons: A Retrospective” at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

The new Clark

by Karen Wilkin

On the renovated Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and its two inaugural exhibitions, “Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes” and “Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith.”

Grounded Zero

by James Panero

On the recently completed National September 11 Memorial and Museum.


Music

New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On The Passenger, The Tsar’s Bride, the Mostly Mozart festival, and more.


The Media

Talking to themselves

by James Bowman

On the ebola panic and media discussions of stupidity.


Notebook

The more things change

by Theodore Dalrymple

Hypertension, depressions, and the role of law in the enforcement of morals.

September 2014

Volume 33, Number 1

Books

An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics: Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure

The sum of its parts

on An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics: Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure

by James Franklin

reviewed by David Guaspari

A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion (Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures)

As the fashion of his hat

on A Will to Believe: Shakespeare and Religion (Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures)

by David Scott Kastan

reviewed by David J. Davis

The Common Mind: Politics, Society and Christian Humanism from Thomas More to Russell Kirk

The integrative mind

on The Common Mind: Politics, Society and Christian Humanism from Thomas More to Russell Kirk

by Andre Gushurst-Moore

reviewed by Alvino-Mario Fantini

Book title

Let’s make a deal

on The Crusade Years, 1933–1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and Its Aftermath (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

by George H. Nash

reviewed by Will Morrisey

Book title

Story and history

on The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland, Paul Cartledge

reviewed by J. G. Manning

Bookstore

go to bookstore

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