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Want to end corruption?

Anne Peters (Max Planck): Corruption as a Violation of International Human Rights. Anthony Heath, Lindsay Richards, and Nan Dirk de Graaf (Oxford): Explaining Corruption in the Developed World: The Potential of Sociological Approaches. Martha Sanudo reviews Waging War on Corruption by Frank Vogl and Curtailing Corruption: People Power for Accountability and Justice by Shaazka Beyerle. Want to end corruption? Crack down on tax havens. Bring back corruption: Moses Ochonu on a critique of neoliberal


Paper Trail

The parents of Trayvon Martin have signed a book deal with Random House’s One World imprint. Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin will be published in January. The book was acquired by Chris Jackson, the editor in chief of One World. “Everyone who’s been reading the manuscript is in tears by the

Syllabi

Comic Novels

Ed ParkNabokov urged us to read with our spines, to savor the tingle that the best writing brings. I tell the students in my comic-novel seminar to read with their funny bones. (Unfortunately, my suggestion

Daily Review

In 'Hitler,' an Ascent From 'Dunderhead' to Demagogue

How did Adolf Hitler—described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a “half-insane rascal,” a “pathetic dunderhead,” a “nowhere fool,” a “big mouth”—rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans

Interviews

Alexandra Kleeman

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction may share affinities with the luminaries of our postmodern canon—Don DeLillo, Robert Coover, and Ben Marcus—but her sensibility equally recalls the films of David Lynch.

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The Year That Created the Future: A Look Back to 1995

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Elephants in Lake Charles

Arlie Russell Hochschild

"YOU CAN TELL I’m a Republican,” Janice Areno says as she invites me to sit down in her office, Elephants fill three shelves of a wall opposite her desk, One is blue-and-white porcelain, a second is gold, a third is red, white, and blue and stands near a young child’s drawing of a yellow one.

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