Summer 2007 Issue

Departments

Editor's Note

History Revisited

Robert Wilson

Letters

Response to Our Spring Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

New Orleans: Chasing the Blues Away

Lawrence N. Powell

Commonplace Book

Scoundrels

André Bernard

Book Essay

A Seductive Spectacle

Charles Trueheart

Book Reviews

The Whirling Princess

Sandra M. Gilbert

The Heroic and the Crass

Gary Hart

Wide World

Sarah Fay

The Meandering Naturalist

William Howarth

Magical Mind

Stephen Petranek

Dismantling the Dream

Sandra Beasley

Articles

The Mystery of Ales

Kai Bird and Svetlana Chervonnaya

The argument that Alger Hiss was a WWII-era Soviet asset is flawed. New evidence points to someone else


The Mystery of Ales (Expanded Version)

Kai Bird and Svetlana Chervonnaya

The argument that Alger Hiss was a WWII-era Soviet asset is flawed. New evidence points to someone else


Love on Campus

William Deresiewicz

Why we should understand, and even encourage, a certain sort of erotic intensity between student and professor


Remember Statecraft?

Dennis Ross

What diplomacy can do and why we need it more than ever


Gazing Into the Abyss

Christian Wiman

The sudden appearance of love and the galvanizing prospect of death lead a young poet back to poetry and a “hope toward God”


‘Mem, Mem, Mem’

Paul West

After a stroke, a prolific novelist struggles to say how the mental world of aphasia looks and feels


Between Two Worlds

Christopher Clausen

The familar story of Pocahontas was mirrored by that of a young Englishman given as a hostage to her father


Fragments of Paradise
Not available online

Alberto Manguel

Gardens like those of Friedrich II at Sanssouci help us to read the world


Findings: Privacy Revealed

Richard E. Nicholls

From the Archives


Fiction

The House at Belle Fontaine

Lily Tuck


Tamarack State

Andrea Barrett


Poetry

Two Poems
Not available online

David Sofield


Arts

Arthur of Camelot

Ted Widmer

Remembering Arthur Schlesinger, a knight-errant with typewriter


The Short Reign of Fred Allen

Dennis Drabelle

Jack Benny's comic rival starred in a program refiguring "Weekend Update" and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart