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Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

HISTORY

Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

A Pulitzer Prize winner has penned a history of liberated language. How does it fare in an age of trigger warnings and NSA wiretaps? Stefan Beck reports.
Across the Great Divide: A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

INTERVIEW

Across the Great Divide: A Conversation with Joseph Stiglitz

A Conversation with Charles Reinhardt ×

The Nobel Prize winner on socio-economic equality, crises in the Eurozone, and what it takes to achieve a fair society.
What Tomorrow Will Bring

DAYBOOK

What Tomorrow Will Bring

by Steve King ×

This week in history: Israel becomes an independent state, in the spirit of becoming the promised land.
Jon Krakauer: “It’s easier to pretend it doesn’t really exist.”

INTERVIEW

Jon Krakauer: “It’s easier to pretend it doesn’t really exist.”

by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

The renowned author of "Missoula" on how we respond to sexual assault, and what we can all do to evolve our thinking on rape and its prosecution.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

CURRENT EVENTS

Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Under the Banner of Heaven" looks at a national problem through one city's history of sexual violence. Review by Melissa Holbrooke Pierson.
Struggle to Be Heard

REAL LIFE ROCK TOP 10

Struggle to Be Heard

By Greil Marcus ×

In this month's Real Life Rock Top 10, War on Women, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and other voices rising above the din.
American Warlord: A True Story

CURRENT EVENTS

American Warlord: A True Story

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

How did an angry Florida misfit become a brutally violent dictator of Liberia? Nepotism.
Barney Frank Wants You to Vote, Already

INTERVIEW

Barney Frank Wants You to Vote, Already

A Conversation with Gili Malinsky ×

The career congressman on how money buys influence in Washington, coming out to his colleagues, and aiding the poor with Bono.
The Truth about Terror: Masha Gessen on The Brothers

INTERVIEW

The Truth about Terror: Masha Gessen on The Brothers

A Conversation with Sarah Ungerleider ×

Masha Gessen talks about investigating the lives of the Boston Marathon bombers, and the dangers of dehumanization.
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

CURRENT EVENTS

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Reviewed by Stefan Beck ×

In an age of new connectivity online and beyond, a reporter finds empathy for those who've faced mortifying infamy.
The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

FICTION

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon

Reviewed by Liesl Schillinger ×

A novel of life in a Pakistan gripped by violence, from the daughter of one of its political dynasties.
Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

CURRENT EVENTS

Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of the High-Tech Assassins

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

A bird's-eye view of drone strikes and their effect on the military: Peter Lewis reports on the booming industry of assault waged with the push of a button.