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"Before the screening, I made bold to ask the audience not to refrain from laughter. They were nice enough to obey my incitement"
The Greek Debt
asks if we owe the Greeks for the foundations of Western democracy—or do they owe us for their economic mismanagement?
The Art Of Euphemism
Crofton Black and Edmund Clark's book
, which tracks Bush-era extraordinary renditions through photographs and redacted documents,
is a compound of elegant presentation and rough stuff
A British Subject
A new short story.
Eichmann’s phoney banality
Stangneth’s clear-eyed work spells out the genesis and “logic” of Holocaust denial in all its macabre absurdity
Eternal Land of the Golden Fleecing
Greeks have been fiddling the books ever since Agamemnon. Where else do you find such private generosity and public irresponsibility?
Underrated: Claude Lanzmann
The great French film director's magnum opus,
, brought home the reality of the Holocaust
Bad Beyond Imagination
Bernhard Schlink's novel,
, is both artistically and morally fraudulent. The oscar-winning film that sprung from it is no better
The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”
The king of cakes
"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"
A tripod in the sky
The view from above