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- The Times Literary Supplement
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June 2014

Volume 32, Number 10

Notes & comments

Shut up, they explained

On the "disinvitation" of commencement speakers, trigger warnings for classic literature, and privilege

A word of thanks

A special message to our supporters

Features

The law & Richard Epstein

by Hadley Arkes

Analyzing the views of the distinguished legal scholar Richard Epstein.

Artists & politics

by Donald Kagan

A lecture delivered by Donald Kagan after he received the second Edmund Burke Award for Service to Culture and Society.

Reclaiming Madison

by James Piereson

A new biography of James Madison hopes to change the way we remember America's fourth President.

Conservatives & higher ed

by Steven F. Hayward

A look at what has caused the dearth of conservatives in higher education, and why we should be concerned.

June 2014

Volume 32, Number 10

Departments

Poems


Letter from Riga

World history, local level

by James Franklin

How Latvia beat the odds after the Cold War.


Reconsiderations

Gatsby meets Macomber

by Jeffrey Meyers

Decoding the parallels between Fitzgerald's Gatsby and Hemingway's “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber.”


Theater

Great depressions

by Kevin D. Williamson

Reviews of Of Mice and Men, The Velocity of Autumn, The Cripple of Inishmaan.


Art

Degenerate art in New York

by Karen Wilkin

On “Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937” at the Neue Galerie, New York.

Cast in a bad light

by Daniel Grant

The art market and its problem with reproductions.

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On "Peak Bushwick" and Bushwick Open Studios.


Music

New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On recent performances including Christoph von Dohnányi, Stephen Hough, the Metropolitan Opera, and more.


The Media

Some eminent utopians

by James Bowman

On data-obsession and Thomas Piketty's Capital.


Verse Chronicle

Civil power

by William Logan

Reviews of Caribou , by Charles Wright; Directing Herbert White, by James Franco; The Road to Emmaus, by Spencer Reece; Roget’s Illusion, by Linda Bierds; and Broken Hierarchies: Poems, 1952–2012, by Geoffrey Hill, edited by Kenneth Haynes.


Notebook

Beauty out of madness

by Theodore Dalrymple

Looking at the Prinzhorn Collection, a collection of artwork by psychotic patients.

June 2014

Volume 32, Number 10

Books

The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

The arc of empire

on The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature

by Peter E. Knox, J. C. McKeown

reviewed by Sarah Ruden

A Prayer Journal

Ground of her beseeching

on A Prayer Journal

by Flannery O'Connor, W. A. Sessions

reviewed by Katherine Messenger

Living on Fire: The Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr.

Madman or saint?

on Living on Fire: The Life of L. Brent Bozell Jr.

by Daniel Kelly, Neal B. Freeman

reviewed by Samuel Hux

The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life

A bookman of the people

on The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life

by John Carey

reviewed by Henrik Bering

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The essays of slender means

on The Informed Air: Essays

by Muriel Spark

reviewed by Brooke Allen

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A modern classic

on Allan Greenberg: Classical Architect

by Allan Greenberg, Carolyne Roehm

reviewed by Peter Pennoyer

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Down the Rabbit hole

on Updike

by Adam Begley

reviewed by Carl Rollyson

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