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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.

Davos 2007: The View from on High

Klaus Schwab’s most recent extravaganza was “lite” on America. What a difference a year can make.

Reagan’s Brandenburg Concerto

Marking the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech.

Can Anybody Play This Game?

American professional baseball is increasingly international in flavor, but its popularity overseas will remain limited.

Raider of the Lost Art

Two new books put Steven Spielberg on an undeserved pedestal.

Monopolizing History

How a Quaker lass invented the most famous board game in American history, and how a big, wolfish company came to own it.

Talking Dirty

How Culture Theory happened, and what it means.

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.

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