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  • "The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism" by Joyce Appleby

    "The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism" by Joyce Appleby
    "The Relentless Revolution: A History of Capitalism" By Joyce Appleby WW. Norton, 494 pages, $29.95 In 'The Relentless Revolution' Professor Joyce Appleby, a past president of the American Historical Association, offers a sweeping new history of...
  • Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco

    Exploring the Depression's artistic legacy in San Francisco
    Stocks have crashed, industry is shuddering and banks are failing. The restless unemployed will soon fill the streets. Yet in San Francisco, some crazed optimist in the Pacific Stock Exchange Tower has hired Diego Rivera to decorate a private club for...
  • Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland: Check out this Alpine village made for dreamers

    Skiing in Zermatt, Switzerland: Check out this Alpine village made for dreamers
    Richie Richter who grew up in what was then Karl Marx Stadt, East Germany, works as a night clerk in Switzerland and dreams only of getting back to Canada. Richie is a robust man with spiking sandy-brown hair. Alone each night, he tends the darkened...
  • Will America ever be a country without debt?

    Will America ever be a country without debt?
    Today's topic: When will Washington ever be able to pay down its overall debt, which is approaching $11 trillion? Given what's happening with the aging population, when might we be in a position to reduce the debt load? Or will we simply count on a...
  • What's ugly?

    In every century, philosophers and artists have supplied definitions of beauty, and thanks to their works, it is possible to reconstruct a history of aesthetic ideas over time. But this did not happen with ugliness. Most of the time, ugliness has been...
  • Its an anti-corporatist life

    Every holiday season my brother and I argue the merits of Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life," never resolving the conflict, just joyously engaging in sibling rivalry under the guise of cultural debate. As Annie Korzen's Op-Ed shows, though, the...
  • No thanks, James

    No thanks, James
    By Richard Rayner "Ulysses" (Vintage: $17 paper) is the description of a single day, June 16, 1904, a day in the mingled lives of characters walking, talking, dreaming, eating, drinking, mourning and climaxing their way through the hours of an average...
  • A wish list for the new president

    1. Repeal the 1st Amendment. This may seem extreme, but let's be honest, it's not at all up to date. In this country, we are famously free to express ourselves, but despite such clever innovations as the Internet, no one will read, see or hear our work...
  • 'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others

    'The Lincoln Anthology' edited by Harold Holzer, 'The Best American History Essays on Lincoln' edited by Sean Wilentz, Ronald C. White's biography 'A. Lincoln' and others
    It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The most...
  • 'The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work' by Alain de Botton

    The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Alain de Botton Pantheon: 328 pp. $26 Alain de Botton knows something about work. He's written books on travel, on architecture, on philosophy, on love, on literature -- nine altogether, at a clip of one every 22...
  • 'The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity' by Wang Hui

    'The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity' by Wang Hui
    The End of the Revolution China and the Limits of Modernity Wang Hui Verso: 272 pp., $26.95 In recent years, China has undergone a series of dramatic transformations. Some are so profound they've rendered obsolete the very terms once used to...