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A great man's passing
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Stravinsky vs. hearing aid
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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.


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.



Saga by William Logan

The move by Joey Frantz

Barber shop by David Livewell

Letter from Kiev

Nothing to talk about by Douglas E. Schoen
A look at the depressing state of American foreign policy.


Men of the Baroque: the sculptor & the poet by F. H. Buckley
On the works of Gianlorenzo Bernini and Richard Crashaw.


Exit, pursued by a bear by Kevin D. Williamson
Reviews of The Winter’s Tale and The Opponent.


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.


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?


Not a leg to stand on by Anthony Daniels
On the one-legged poets W. E. Henley and W. H. Davies.


Globe trotting
on World Order
by Henry Kissinger
reviewed by Conrad Black

Roar of the ordinary
on Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative
by James Seaton
reviewed by Gary Saul Morson

A tale of two cities
on Berlin Now: The City After the Wall
by Peter Schneider,Sophie Schlondorff
reviewed by Malcolm Forbes

Britain, alone
on Operation Sea Lion: The Failed Nazi Invasion that Turned the Tide of War
by Leo McKinstry
reviewed by Simon Heffer

An artist’s notebook
on Georges Braque & Others: The Selected Art Writings of Trevor Winkfield, 1990-2009
by Trevor Winkfield
reviewed by Mario Naves

Technique over feeling
on Collected French Translations: Poetry
by John Ashbery,Eugene Richie,Rosanne Wasserman
reviewed by Micah Mattix

on Collected French Translations: Prose
by John Ashbery,Eugene Richie,Rosanne Wasserman
reviewed by Micah Mattix

Nanny states
on Love, Nina: A Nanny Writes Home
by Nina Stibbe
reviewed by Sarah Harrison Smith

An historian, revisited
on One Hundred Letters from Hugh Trevor-Roper
by Richard Davenport-Hines,Adam Sisman
reviewed by David Pryce-Jones

The Wizard of “Is”
on Metaphor
by Denis Donoghue
reviewed by Paul Dean