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October 2014

Volume 33, Number 2

Notes & comments

Standing up to Allah at Yale

Yale president Peter Salovey takes a stand for free speech.

Features

The ambiguous witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by James Nuechterlein

The complicated legacy of the anti-Nazi theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

A schoolboy’s guide to war

by Andrew Stuttaford

How England's public school boys won the First World War.

King cotton

by Gene Dattel

The story of cotton reveals that America's problematic history with race is just as much a northern problem as a southern one.

God’s artist paints a single picture

by Sarah Ruden

Considering the beauty of Augustine of Hippo's Confessions.

October 2014

Volume 33, Number 2

Departments

Poems


Letter from Kiev

Nothing to talk about

by Douglas E. Schoen

A look at the depressing state of American foreign policy.


Reconsiderations

Men of the Baroque: the sculptor & the poet

by F. H. Buckley

On the works of Gianlorenzo Bernini and Richard Crashaw.


Theater

Exit, pursued by a bear

by Kevin D. Williamson

Reviews of The Winter’s Tale and The Opponent.

Art

Surprises at the National Gallery

by Karen Wilkin

On “Titian’s Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples,” at the National Gallery Washington, D.C.

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; “Ellen Letcher: Gaslight” at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia; “Amy Feldman: High Sign” at Blackston; “Katherine Taylor: New Sculptures” at Skoto Gallery; and “Robert Otto Epstein: Sleeveless” at 99¢ Plus Gallery.


Music

Salzburg chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

A recap of this year's Salzburg Festival.


The Media

Crocodile tears on the back nine

by James Bowman

What are Obama's plans for ISIS?


Notebook

Not a leg to stand on

by Anthony Daniels

On the one-legged poets W. E. Henley and W. H. Davies.

October 2014

Volume 33, Number 2

Books

World Order

Globe trotting

on World Order

by Henry Kissinger

reviewed by Conrad Black

Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative

Roar of the ordinary

on Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative

by James Seaton

reviewed by Gary Saul Morson

Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

A tale of two cities

on Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

by Peter Schneider, Sophie Schlondorff

reviewed by Malcolm Forbes

Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion that Turned the Tide of War

Britain, alone

on Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion that Turned the Tide of War

by Leo McKinstry

reviewed by Simon Heffer

Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield, 1990-2009

An artist’s notebook

on Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield, 1990-2009

by Trevor Winkfield

reviewed by Mario Naves

Book title

Technique over feeling

on Collected French Translations: Poetry

by John Ashbery, Eugene Richie, Rosanne Wasserman

reviewed by Micah Mattix

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Nanny states

on Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home

by Nina Stibbe

reviewed by Sarah Harrison Smith

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An historian, revisited

on One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper

by Richard Davenport-Hines, Adam Sisman

reviewed by David Pryce-Jones

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The Wizard of “Is”

on Metaphor

by Denis Donoghue

reviewed by Paul Dean

Bookstore

go to bookstore

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