Articles

The Dispossessed

First we stopped noticing members of the working class, and now we're convinced they don’t exist

by William Deresiewicz

The New Anti-Semitism

First religion, then race, then what?

by Bernard Lewis

My Holocaust Problem

If we cannot speak of it—though speak of it we must—how do we remember what happened to the Jews of Europe?

by Arthur Krystal

Palladio in the Rough

A South Carolinian builds classical revival houses that really look old

by Witold Rybczynski

Fadeaway Jumper

A Sunday-afternoon player of a certain age says his farewell to basketball

by Mark Edmundson

Flat Time

The ebb and flow of life in a Newfoundland fishing village

by Robert Finch

Buster Brown's America

How a Jew from Slovakia became a Catholic from Manhattan, then fell from grace and turned into a real American

by Jiri Wyatt

A Visit to Esperantoland

The natives want you to learn their invented language as a step toward world harmony. Who are these people?

by Arika Okrent

The Lieutenant

Inept in the art of warfare, this volunteer soldier succeeded on a different field

by Brian Doyle

Findings: Honestly, Abe!

by Ted Widmer

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Editor's Note

Replacements

Robert Wilson

Letters

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David Summers

Commonplace Book

Mountains

André Bernard

Book Reviews

A Man in It

Garry Wills

Darwin's Greatest Discovery

Francisco J. Ayala

A Cold Eye on the Cold War

Stephen J. Whifield

Earthman

Sarah L. Courteau

Reading Lists

Andrew Starner

Eminent Domain

Daniel Reid

Fiction

Poetry

The Bomb in the Sanctuary

Michael Longley, an Ulsterman in Arcadia

Langdon Hammer

Seven Poems

Michael Longley

Boy Shooting at a Statue

Billy Collins

Arts

Brand-New Cities

Frank Gehry's Bilbao Effect looks a lot like 1960s-style urban renewal

Wayne Curtis

Lenny's Little Chats

Envy the children who learned music from the maestro, Leonard Bernstein

Sudip Bose

The One Who Went Before

Remembering the playwright August Wilson, 1945-2005

Elizabeth Alexander

Tuning Up