A literary prophet’s bad faith
From Boston Review, William Hogeland on American Dreamers: Pete Seeger, William F. Buckley, Jr., and public history. Jim Sleeper on a literary prophet's bad faith: If Martin Amis is the self-styled bad boy of English letters, Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic, is the rabbinic scourge of "fine" writers who stray into public intellection. From Scientific American, an article on The Bigot in Your Brain: Deep within our subconscious, all of us harbor biases that we consciously abhor — and the worst part is we act on them. From TLS, whatever happened to Old Europe? A review of Bernard Wasserstein's Barbarism and Civilisation: A history of Europe in our time; a review of Cass Sunstein's Republic 2.0; more on Alex Ross' The Rest is Noise; and James Bond's TLS: Ian Fleming "Desert Island"
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