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February 2015

Volume 33, Number 6

Notes & comments

On some uses of “but”

Reactions to the Charlie Hebdo attacks reveal the limits of free speech.

Features

France's "Submission"

by Anthony Daniels

A review of Michel Houellebecq's newest novel Soumission.

The tyranny of theory

by Gary Saul Morson

On Toulmin, Tolstoy, & the Dawkinsization of the humanities.

Solzhenitsyn’s permanence

by Brian C. Anderson

On Daniel J. Mahoney's new book, The Other Solzhenitsyn, and why Solzhenitsyn is still relevant today.

Shakespeare’s Franciscans

by Kenneth Colston

Why Shakespeare risked including the persecuted order in his plays.

February 2015

Volume 33, Number 6

Departments

Poems


Letter from Brussels

The objective correlative of the E.U.

by Daniel Hannan

The European Parliament's gargantuan edifices are the perfect symbols of the larger Euro-racket.


Theater

Monster, man & principal boy

by Andrew Stuttaford

Reviews of Tamburlaine, The Elephant Man & Peter Pan.


Art

Gaitonde at the Guggenheim

by Karen Wilkin

On “V. S. Gaitonde: Painting as Process, Painting as Life” at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Exhibition note

by Mario Naves

On "Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis" at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On “Gary Petersen: Not Now, But Maybe Later” at Theodore:Art, “Philip Taaffe” at Luhring Augustine, “Through the Valley: New Paintings by Devin Powers” at Lesley Heller Workspace, “Fran O’Neill: Painting Her Way Home” at Life on Mars, “Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons” at Sideshow Gallery, and “Paperazzi IV” at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery.


Music

New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

Reviews of The Long Christmas Dinner, Juanjo Mena at the New York Philharmonic, Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera, and more.


The Media

The new rules of journalism

by James Bowman

On the media's response to The Interview, Charlie Hebdo.


Notebook

The other Italy

by Dominic Green

Elena Ferrante's novels reveal the violent state of Southern Italy.


Letters

February 2015

Volume 33, Number 6

Books

Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

Partnership

on Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership

by Susan Butler

reviewed by Conrad Black

Deutschland schafft sich ab

Pangloss's Europe

on Deutschland schafft sich ab

by Thilo Sarrazin

reviewed by David Pryce-Jones

Reynolds: Portraiture in Action (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

Portraits of the artist

on Reynolds: Portraiture in Action (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)

by Mark Hallett

reviewed by Henrik Bering

The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Mueseum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter's Search for the Truth

The Boston Raphael

on The Boston Raphael: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Mueseum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter's Search for the Truth

by Belinda Rathbone

reviewed by Marco Grassi

Book title

Virtue assailed

on George Marshall: A Biography

by Debi Unger

reviewed by Charles Hill

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To be a pilgrim

on Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

by Paul Strohm

reviewed by Paul Dean

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Misspent but amusing

on Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

by Robert Sitton

reviewed by Jeffrey Meyers

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Burkean aesthetics

on The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence

by David Bromwich

reviewed by Gerald J. Russello

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