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Mahler without climax

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November 2014

Volume 33, Number 3

Notes & comments

The Latin vote

Why everyone should learn the ancient languages.


Bertolt Brecht’s Marie-Antoinettism

by Anthony Daniels

The German poet, playwright, and Marxist.

doomed to lose?

by Mark Bauerlein

How humanities professors are letting identity politics destroy their discipline.

The compensations of Michael Oakeshott

by Timothy Fuller

Revisiting the philosopher through his personal notebooks.

Virgil Thomson:
assessing the critic

by James Penrose

On the sharp-tongued music critic of the 1940s.

November 2014

Volume 33, Number 3



Letter from Mumbai

A new dawn in India

by Christie Davies

Prime Minister Modi inspires optimism in a divided India.


Debo, Duchess of Devonshire

by David Pryce-Jones

Memories of the Duchess and the rest of the Mitford clan.


Not acting their ages

by Kevin D. Williamson

Reviews of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, This Is Our Youth, & Matilda


Spain’s history painter

by Karen Wilkin

On “Goya: Order and Disorder,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Exhibition Note

by Mario Naves

On Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On “Chris Martin” at Anton Kern Gallery; “Doppler Shift” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; and “Matthew Miller: Can’t You See It, I Am One” at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia.


New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, a recital by René Pape, the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, and more.

The Media

The uses of outrage

by James Bowman

Outrage is the media's new tool.

Fiction Chronicle

Wars & rumors of wars

by Stefan Beck

Reviews of Perfidia, by James Ellroy; In the Wolf’s Mouth, by Adam Foulds; The Zone of Interest, by Martin Amis; and The Laughing Monsters, by Denis Johnson.


The German Plath

by Jeffrey Meyers

Sylvia's German roots pervaded her life and work.

November 2014

Volume 33, Number 3


Napoleon: A Life

The great soldier-statesman

on Napoleon: A Life

by Andrew Roberts

reviewed by Conrad Black

Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose

Benn in translation

on Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose

by Gottfried Benn, Michael Hofmann

reviewed by John Simon

Essays After Eighty

A life of writing

on Essays After Eighty

by Donald Hall

reviewed by Ernest Hilbert

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The war on the home front

Review of Australia's Secret War by Hal G. P. Colebatch

reviewed by Nick Cater

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A woman of her word

on The Extraordinary Life of Rebecca West

by Lorna Gibb

reviewed by Carl Rollyson

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A royal tale

on The Queen of Four Kingdoms

by HRH Princess Michael of Kent

reviewed by Andrew Roberts


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