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War power

Mary L. Dudziak (Emory): Death and the War Power. John C. Dehn (Loyola): Why a President Cannot Authorize the Military to Violate (Most of) the Law of War. Robert Knowles (Valparaiso): Warfare as Regulation. Frances FitzGerald reviews The Vietnam War: An Intimate History by Geoffrey C. Ward. Louis Menand reviews The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot. Why America doesn’t win wars anymore: Alex Ward interviews Dominic Tierney, author of The Right Way


Paper Trail

Journalist Moira Donegan is writing a book. Her agent Monika Woods confirmed to Page Six that “Moira is working on a book following in the tradition of her sharp, insightful work on gender and feminism today.” VIDA Women in Literary Arts has released the 2017 VIDA Count, a report that its authors say has taken

Syllabi

The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

You Say You Want an Evolution

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was not a flop when it came out. It was a big hit and ended up the highest-grossing film of 1968. It was especially popular with acidheads and pot smokers, science geeks, budding filmmakers, and people under forty in general. The critics in New York, however, all hated it (except for Penelope Gilliatt in the New Yorker), and it had not done well in preview screenings with studio execs and celebrities, who found it boring and confusing. Those preview screenings and early reviews have become part of the film’s legend. People love to remember how the snobs got it wrong.

Interviews

Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, Sick, is a deeply powerful and harrowing odyssey through the most profound mysteries of mind and body, as Khakpour explores the roots of a chronic illness that has no clear beginning or end.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

Excerpt

Excess—The Factory

Leslie Kaplan

Below is an excerpt from Leslie Kaplan's 1982 fiction of the French factory revolts. For more on the book, recently released in an English edition (translated by Julie Carr and Jennifer Pap), see Jason E. Smith's review in our special summer issue, 1968 Now.

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