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Ku Klux Klambakes

The Second Coming of theKKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition<p>by Linda Gordon<p>Liveright, 272 pp., $27.95<p>Ku Klux …

Civil Rights

Roundtable 10-10 on Humiliation in International Relations: A Pathology of Contemporary International Systems | H-Diplo | ISSF

Contents<p>1 Introduction by Robert Jervis, Columbia University<br>• 2 Review by Michael Cox, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, London School of …

Geopolitics

Newly Discovered Draft of Descartes’ Meditations Sheds New Light on the Philosopher’s Thoughts and Writing Process

<i>Jeremy Hyman</i><p><i>This watermark is an important feature of the manuscript and Hyman worked with experts to identify it.</i>

Writing

To Compete with China, Can America Get Out of Its Own Way?

Two key strategy documents released by the Trump administration signal the United States is finally gearing up for a new era of great power …

Our Annotated Wakes

'<i>Finnegans Wake</i> for Fritz Senn is what we do with it. But it is also what it does with us. We produce a wake by the way we steer, but we also steer …

Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

For years scholars have debated what inspired William Shakespeare’s writings. Now, with the help of software typically used by professors to nab cheating students, two writers have discovered an unpublished manuscript they believe the Bard of Avon consulted to write “King Lear,” “Macbeth,” “Richard …

Are These the Poems to Remember?

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry<p>edited and with an introduction by Rita Dove<p>Penguin, 599 pp., $40.00<p>Twentieth-century …

Never Provoke a Poet

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><b>The Players:</b> Helen Vendler, author and one of the nation's leading critics of American Poetry; Rita Dove, a former U.S. Poet Laureate who's in charge of editing the expansive <i>The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry.</i><p><b>The Opening …

The bashing of Helen Vendler

Has she been "slimed"?<p>The internet has been warmed this week by the fires between Harvard critic <b>Helen Vendler</b> and former U.S. poet laureate <b>Rita Dove</b>. …

The Symbolist Movement in Literature by Arthur Symons review – the book that changed 20th-century literature

Literary criticism,Reference and languages,Essays,Gustave Flaubert,Charles Baudelaire,James Joyce,Ezra Pound,TS Eliot,Paperbacks,Books,Culture<p>No ordinary work of lit crit, it's also about life, inspiring James Joyce to go to Paris and Ezra Pound to called Symons a god<p>A century-old work of literary …

Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice

Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test …

Immunotherapy

Still battling over books

Frank Kermode · Apocalypse Now and Then

He speaks of himself as writing ‘popular’ history and examining the ‘structure of popular thought’, but he is aware, perhaps a little uneasily, that …

Frank Kermode · Eliot and the Shudder

‘This,’ Eliot says, ‘is great poetry, economical of words, a universal emotion related to a particular place; and it gives me the shudder that I fail …

The end of liberal international order?

These are not happy times for liberal internationalists. No one can be sure how deep the crisis of liberal internationalism runs. However, in what …

Political Science

Spinning Narratives, Spinning Selves | Issue 85

Your complimentary articles<p>You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have …

Pound and Fascism

If Pound’s politics <i>circa</i> 1933 reflect the relatively positive aspirations of "early" fascism, his political development from 1933 to 1940 parallels …

A Private Literature

Seeing manuscripts after Susan Howe.<p>“Emerging from an Abyss, and re-entering it that is Life, is it not, Dear?”—a sentence written by Emily Dickinson, most likely in the year before her death, in a letter to her sister-in-law. The sentence also appears in Susan Howe’s <i>Spontaneous Particulars: The</i> …

The Thinker Who Believed in Doing

On a late September morning in 1891, William James walked reluctantly to his class in Harvard College’s Sever Hall. Characteristically dressed in a …

The Price of War With North Korea

During his first official trip to Asia last month, President Trump issued a stern warning to North Korea: “Do not underestimate us. And do not try us.” But for his part, Mr. Trump should not underestimate the steep human cost of initiating a war against Pyongyang.<p>The key problem for the United …

Synthetic Experiences: How Popular Culture Matters for Images of International Relations

Many researchers assert that popular culture warrants greater attention from international relations scholars. Yet work regarding the effects of …

Oxford University Press

Bibles, cookery books and the birth of the knowledge economy | Financial Times

A knot of academics is huddled over a large bound volume in the soft light of the Bodleian Library at Oxford university, attempting to unlock the …

Canada Goes Toe-to-Toe With U.S. Trade Policy

Though Canada certainly has plenty of domestic interest in pushing against the trade policies of its southern neighbor, its filing is about more than …

The World According to H.R. McMaster

Why is he so worried about North Korea?<p>Why is H.R. McMaster so alarmed by North Korea? Why does Donald Trump’s national-security adviser insist—more vigorously than any administration official except the president himself—that Kim Jong Un must be denied the capability to place a nuclear warhead on …

What Life in Confinement Meant for Ezra Pound’s Work

<b>THE BUGHOUSE<br>The Poetry, Politics and</b> <b>Madness of Ezra Pound</b><br>By Daniel Swift<br>302 pp. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $27<p>Perhaps no other poet in the 20th century presents more forcefully than does Ezra Pound the need to separate the life from the work — and the impossibility of doing so. Pound’s visionary role …

Without the right policies, automation risks the transfer of income from labour to capital

<i>Although we are not yet on the cusp of a ‘post-human’ society, the prospect of automation still poses significant challenges, including the potential</i> …

Trump Exposé Has Plenty Of 'Fire And Fury,' Maybe A Little Less Substance

<i>This review contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>I'll get all the good stuff out of the way first: President Trump likes to eat cheeseburgers in bed; his hair is the result of scalp reduction surgery and deft, even architectural, styling; he has three TVs in his bedroom; his advisers …

Donald Trump

Souad Mekhennet’s “I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad”

In news reports about terrorist acts in Europe and the United States, or stories of Westerners going off to join <i>ISIS</i> in Syria, there are certain similarities. They often tell of young and intelligent people who may have ancestral roots in a Muslim country but have spent much of their lives in the …

My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad by Souad Mekhennet

How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

The Undoing Project<p>Democracy: A Case Study<p>After Piketty<p>Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century<p>Power Without Victory: …