Lessons from Ukraine The Seven Ages of Revolution
Marci Shore’s intimate account of Ukraine’s 2014 revolution probes the metaphysical meaning of revolution. In so doing, it illuminates the crisis of the West more broadly.
The New Battlefield Warfare on the Web
A new book by David Patrikarakos explores how social media has changed armed conflict in the 21st century.
Big Data Caught in the Web
Franklin Foer’s new book warns that the tech titans now rule us all. Are they as threatening as all that?
War and Peace The History of Tomorrow’s Wars
Predictions about the next big war have historically missed their marks—often by miles. But that doesn’t mean such forecasts are futile.
Darkest Hour Statesmanship at the Movies
The new Winston Churchill biopic offers a marvelous illustration of the most necessary and rarest of political virtues.
Moral Panics Thou Shalt Not Suffer a Witch to Live
Katherine Howe mines her Salem witch trial ancestors for material for her novels, but the dangers of witch hunts aren’t confined to the past.
French Cinema Agnès Varda, In Search of Lost Time
The latest film from the Godmother of the French New Wave plays as a capstone to her career, a testament to her artistic spirit, and a symbolic passing of the torch to the next generation.
The Sick Man Is Europe The Great Eurosion
Everyone can agree that the European body politic is sick, but about the diagnosis, let alone the cure, there is no consensus.
Music Stickin’ and Stayin’
The timeless, seriously legit brilliance of Little Richard’s debut album.
Opera for a Shattered World All’s Atonal on the Western Front
This year’s Salzburg Festival performance of Alban Berg’s 1925 opera Wozzeck captures the essence of World War I and the violent potential of mankind’s dehumanizing tendencies.
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