At a Book (oil on canvas)

At a Book (oil on canvas), Bashkirtseva, Maria Konstantinova (1860-84) / Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov, Russia / Bridgeman Images

Alex Shephard, “The politics of the Middle East peace process is shifting in favor of Israel” (The New Republic)
Ted Genaways, “Compromised” (The New Republic)
Leon WIeseltier, “Reason and the Republic of Opinion” (The New Republic)
Jeffrey Toobin, “Justices Ginsburg and Kagan Ask about the Artistry of Wedding Cakes” (The New Yorker)
Richard Beck, “I guess I’m about to do a highly immoral thing: On The Vietnam War” (n+1)
Ceridwen Dovey, “Mapping Massacres” (New Yorker)
Menachem Wecker, “Confederate Monuments and the Power of Absence” (Religion and Politics)
Sam Kean, “Twenty-First-Century Alchemists” (New Yorker)
Caroline Crampton, “Falstaff shows Verdi can be funny” (New Statesman)
Josh Kramer, “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Striking Pop-Cultural Legacy” (The Atlantic)
Leonard Barkan, “Ingestion / What’s for Dinner?” (Cabinet)
Neal Ascherson, “Big Man Walking,” (LRB)
Stephen Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, “How A Democracy Dies,” (New Republic)
Sashi Nair, “A Federation of White Anxiety,” (Overland)