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Return of the Natives

Kwame Anthony Appiah wrestles with “cosmopolitanism”, but it escapes him.

Air Ball

Did the 1984 NBA draft change basketball “forever”?

Sting of the WASP

Andrew Roberts has started a major bunfight with a book of history.

Back in the DDR

Von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others finally gets under the skin of Stasiland.

Low-Pressure System

George Tenet is the low-pressure system in At the Center of the Storm.

Voltaire's England

Voltaire’s Lettres Philosophiques paved Tocqueville’s way to America.

Show Stoppard

Like any triple-play, Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia is rare entertainment.

L’Enfant’s Washington

The grand, strange and illuminating story of Washington, DC, and the eccentric genius of its designer. Also included, a photo tour of the city by the author.

Thinking about Thinking

Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979 book, Gödel, Escher, Bach, is now joined by I Am a Strange Loop.

Islam in America

Four new books try to strike a balance between fear and complacency over America’s three million Muslim citizens.

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