Winter 2008 Issue

Departments

Editor's Note

Balancing Acts

Robert Wilson

Letters

Response to Our Autumn Issue

Our readers

Letters From …

Vienna: Trapped in a Golden Age

Alexandra Starr

Tuning Up

Sign Language

Charles Trueheart

Commonplace Book

Gratitude

Anne Matthews

Book Essay

Souls Hungering After Meaning

Michael Dirda

Book Reviews

The Work of Death

Ernest B. Furgurson

Subjectivity Is All

Robert Campbell

The Casserole Inquisition

Sandra M. Gilbert

Wry Eye on the Bard

John F. Andrews

Latin’s Eminent Career

A. E. Stallings

A Long Walk in the New World

Robert Wilson

Articles

Who Cares About Executive Supremacy?

Lincoln Caplan

The scope of presidential power is the most urgent and the most ignored legal and political issue of our time


Moral Principle vs. Military Necessity

David Bosco

The first code of conduct during warfare, created by a Civil War–era Prussian immigrant, reflected ambiguities we struggle with to this day


Dreaming of a Democratic Russia

Sarah E. Mendelson

Memories of a year in Moscow promoting a post-Soviet political process, an undertaking that now seems futile


The Daily Miracle

William Zinsser

Life with the mavericks and oddballs at the Herald Tribune


Cuss Time

Jill McCorkle

By limiting freedom of expression, we take away thoughts and ideas before they have the opportunity to hatch


Alone at the Movies

Mark Edmundson

My days in the dark with Robert Altman and Woody Allen


Balanchine’s Cabinet

Ann Hagman Cardinal

A young woman wins a drawing and learns to give and to receive


Confluences

Jennifer Sinor

As a beloved uncle makes his final journey in the wilderness, a new life begins


Findings: For Jacques Barzun on his 100th Birthday

Robert Wilson


Fiction

The Leap

Roxana Robinson


Moonbow
Not available online

Amy Hempel


Poetry

The Long Hall
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Rachel Hadas


Two Poems
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Stephen Cushman


Windy Ode
Not available online

Debora Greger


Arts

On the Road to Nowhere

John Patrick Diggins

Tom Stoppard’s Russian intellectuals take a wrong turn with Hegel, just as Edmund Wilson once did with Marx


The Quiet Sideman

Colin Fleming

Tenor saxist ‘Chu’ Berry emerged from the pack at the end of his short life