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Sep 15, 2011

Midweek Notes

Alexander Nazaryan, "Unbearable," The Book, 14 September, reviews Michel Pastoureau's The Bear: History of a Fallen King.

James Grant, "Follow the Money," WSJ, 10 September, Jim Cullen for HNN, 12 September, and Steven Pearlstein for the Washington Post, 15 September, review Sylvia Nazar's Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, a study of modern economic thought.

Oleg Yuriev, "In the vortex of congealed time," signandsight, 12 September, reviews the literature of the siege of Leningrad, September 1941-January 1944.

Jane Caplan, "Hitler's End Game," TLS, 14 September, and Andrew Roberts, "How It Ended," Daily Beast, 14 September, review Sir Ian Kershaw's The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945.

Gilbert King, "What Paul Robeson Said," Past Imperfect, 13 September, revisits events leading to the singer's blacklisting.

Scott Malcomson, "A Free-for-All on a Decade of War," NYTM, 7 September, features a discussion among Malcomson, Paul Berman, James Traub, David Rieff, Ian Buruma, and Michael Ignatieff.

Benny Morris, "Is Israel Over?" Newsweek, 11 September, argues that the long struggle to survive in the Middle East has transfigured Israel into a state its founders would not recognize.

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