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May 12, 2011

Thursday's Notes

  • John Gray, "Destination Unknown," Literary Review, May, reviews Francis Fukuyama's The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution.
  • Richard C. Lewontin, "It's Even Less in Your Genes," NYRB, 26 May, reviews Evelyn Fox Keller's The Mirage of a Space Between Nature and Nurture.
  • Frederic Raphael, "Mann's Inhumanity to Mann," Literary Review, May, reviews Evelyn Juers's House of Exile: War, Love and Literature, from Berlin to Los Angeles.
  • Jacob Weisberg, "Obama Mama," Slate, 9 May, reviews Janny Scott's A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother.
  • Congratulations to Cliopatria's friend, our former colleague, Manan Ahmed. His new book, Where the Wild Frontiers Are: Pakistan and the American Imagination, will be published by the end of May.
  • David O'Neill at bookforum and Andrew Hartman at US Intellectual History trumpet the resurrection of The Baffler under the editorial direction of historian John Summers.

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