In Britain today, many see the war as a slaughter without necessity or meaning. But a great deal was at stake.
Few possess it, and few want to. Explaining men's ambivalent relationship with an amoral virtue.
On the new biography of a literary Lothario
Reassessing the literary legacy of the Lost Generation's Edward Thomas
In 1937, the city was both a world capital of artistic ferment and a slaughterhouse.
Two beautiful new coffee-table books—except one isn’t really a book
Everything you think you know about those 13 days is wrong.
The work of the great Brazilian architect, who died Wednesday, continues to enchant and appall students of architecture and urban planning.
Benjamin Schwarz picks the 15 best books reviewed in The Atlantic or published in 2012.
The Atlantic's literary editor picks the five best of the crop.
How America’s most vibrant music became a relic
Eugene Genovese and Eric Hobsbawm, who died within days of each other, were fearless scholars with old-fashioned manners and a healthy contempt for unchecked individualism.
Writing about writers; an atrocity ignored; the most influential book in English
Revising the Escorial, plus the wonders of Wonder Bread
LBJ’s better angels, plus the power of Big Oil
How nightlife changed Western culture, plus why New Zealand is better than the U.S.
The story behind Christopher Hitchens’s March 2012 essay
Two books uncover the romance and adventure of archaeology.
The nicest star in Hollywood, plus the man who made what Americans looked at