Articles of Note

Photography was still a young technology in 1863, when the image of a whip-scarred slave made clear that a photograph can change minds in a way that words cannot ... more »

New Books

How to reconcile our stubbornly held view of Kafka as an unworldly neurotic, an "uncanny man bringing forth uncanny things," with his knack for slapstick and punch lines... more »

Essays & Opinions

His November election was a surprise. His followers had faith -- in him, of course, but also in the institutions they believed would contain him. Then the war started ... more »