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The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …

Henry James and the Great Y.A. Debate

A few weeks ago, I finished reading the Library of America’s six-volume, sixty-eight-hundred-page edition of the novels of Henry James. I’m a sucker for completist projects, but this one came about more or less by accident. It took me a couple of years, and I didn’t undertake it in an especially …

Books to Watch Out For: May

<i>Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye.</i><p><b>“The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones” (W. W. Norton & Company), by Sandra Tsing Loh, out May 5th.</b> Loh writes that she was overjoyed by the news that she might be entering The Change: “Just menopause? That would be …

Reagan and Keynes: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Toward the end of 1981, nearly a year after Ronald Reagan entered the White House, Sir Nicholas Henderson, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Washington, wrote an annual review, including his observations of the President, and sent it to the Foreign Office, in London. Henderson, a British …

Alors que l'Europe était plongée dans le chaos, Hitler faisait des grasses matinées

Une ancienne employée de la résidence secondaire d'Hitler a livré son témoignage dans un journal autrichien repéré par Le Point. Alors que ses armées …