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Science Fiction
Terraforming Ourselves

What sort of world do we want to live in? Science fiction has answered the question in wildly different ways.

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The Middle Kingdom
All Under Heaven?

Ge Zhaoguang’s history offers subtle warnings of the dangers of Chinese triumphalism.

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Religion and Modernity
The Francis Resistance

Ross Douthat’s new book sounds the alarm about Pope Francis, arguing that the much-beloved pontiff is leading the Church into a crisis. But is resistance the wisest option?

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Are Our Politics Really “Tribal”?

Amy Chua’s new book mischaracterizes American politics and perpetuates stereotypes of tribal societies.

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China Down Under
Fifty Shades of Red

Clive Hamilton’s Silent Invasion is a vital wake-up call about the threat of Chinese influence operations—but its policy prescriptions are painted in very broad brushstrokes.

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Future of Liberalism
The One Theory to Rule Them All

Patrick Deneen’s much-discussed book diagnoses liberalism with failure-by-success, but fails to find a convincing cure. Might the answer be another theory?

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Art and Truth
The Faces of Cézanne

The portraits of the master, collected for the first time since his death, offer an antidote to preoccupations with our self-images.

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Eminent Domain
Divided Over a House

A new movie about the famous eminent domain case Kelo v. New London shows us more than a fight about a house. It shows us a conflict between two core American values.

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The Human Condition
Addicted to Addiction

A new book about early modern England reveals an eternal truth: We are all addicted to something, and maybe that’s not a bad thing, so long as we choose well.

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Music
The Eternal Otis

Revisiting the master of emotion and one of the greatest concerts of the soulful ‘60s.

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