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Freedom’s Philosopher

Ernst Cassirer’s life and work may bear special interest to Americans in a time of trouble and uncertainty.

Liberté, Égalité, Laïcité?

The French don't like headscarves. John Bowen explains why.

Sizing Up Utopia

Martin Malia and Jay Winter examine utopians and the movements—major and minor—they spawned.

Funny Bones of Contention

Political humor is serious business.

The Age of Infallibility

Collisions of faith, philosophy and politics are endlessly interesting, as two new books illustrate.

The Stranger in Crawford

The literati scoffed at Albert Camus’ place on President Bush’s summer reading list. They misunderestimated them both.

It's Personal

Two books, one on law as culture and the other on Arabs, unexpectedly illuminate both subjects when read together.

A Matter of Opinion

Pollsters and pundits keep plumbing “why they hate us”, and keep missing the point.

Utopia’s Architect

Lewis Mumford had big ideas for little people.

The Boss, Rooted

Bruce Springsteen’s latest is an acoustic history lesson you can dance to.

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