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  • Democracy and Its DiscontentsMay 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm

    Democracy and Its Discontents For the American right, Donald Trump’s inauguration as the forty-fifth president of the United States was a moment of political rebirth. Elements of American conservatism had long fostered a reactionary counterculture, which defined the push for civil rights as oppression, resisted the equality of women and the transgression of conventional heterosexual […]

  • ‘Dismembered, Relocated, Rearranged’May 19, 2019 - 11:30 am

    ‘Dismembered, Relocated, Rearranged’ How can the contemporary novel speak the unspeakable? It’s an old question, a tired one perhaps, now that “the unspeakable” has come to encompass many forms of trauma that writers regularly speak about: self-harm, sexual abuse, genocide, fascism, climate change. Search for “speak the unspeakable” online, and the encyclopedic range of results, […]

  • Shelley’s Anti-Boney FidesMay 19, 2019 - 3:07 am

    Shelley’s Anti-Boney Fides To the Editors: In his excellent piece on Napoleon, Ferdinand Mount asks why “half the intelligentsia of Europe,” including Percy Bysshe Shelley, “were passionate Napoleonists.” Shelley, however, was no Napoleonist. ———— The content for this post was sourced from www.NYBooks.com View the Original Article

  • ‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis FratinoMay 18, 2019 - 7:00 am

    ‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino The twenty-five paintings in “Come Softly to Me”—Fratino’s first solo show, at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.—range from gem-like portraits of friends and lovers to larger scenes of city life to a trio of alluring box lids, each measuring roughly 3.5 x 3.5 inches. Known primarily for his […]

  • Whose Raj?May 18, 2019 - 4:10 am

    Whose Raj? To the Editors: Max Hastings’s “Staying On” is an essay blighted by prejudice and redolent of the stuffiest traditions of British self-regard. ———— The content for this post was sourced from www.NYBooks.com View the Original Article

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