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  • 'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson

    'A Tolerable Anarchy' by Jedediah Purdy and 'The Myth of American Exceptionalism' by Godfrey Hodgson
    A Tolerable Anarchy Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of America's Freedom Jedediah Purdy Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95 The Myth of American Exceptionalism Godfrey Hodgson Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26 In his 2003 book "Being...
  • For the holidays: These titles travel in packs

    For the holidays: These titles travel in packs
    A few months ago, a reader sent me an edition of Anthony Trollope's "The Claverings" printed in the United States in 1866. It weighs a pound and has about 210,000 words and 210 glossy pages, with an eight-point typeface. Even though I always choose...
  • Afghan war suicide moves mother

    Afghan war suicide moves mother
    Days after Joie Gates learned that her son had killed himself in Afghanistan, she dashed off a letter to President Barack Obama. It was an impassioned plea for him to take action to stem the number of military suicides, which last year exceeded the...
  • Flip-flopping, flip-flopping: WH 2008

     
    by John Crewdson Swamp watches the Sunday talk shows, so you can play croquet with the family. The issues this Sunday: "flip-flopping," Phil Gramm's "mental recession," "flip-flopping," timetables for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, "flip-flopping,"...
  • Missing link: Ready for prime time, '12?

     
    by Mark Silva As is fitting for the modern media world in which we live, the 47-million-year-old fossil of a primate hailed as "the missing link'' in human evolution, indeed he "Holy Grail'' of archeaology, already has a book deal,......
  • Obama hails extending (Bush) tax cuts as middle-class victory; is compromise erupting?

     
    Signing the bill, he says both sides don't like parts, so that's proof it's a good deal....