In This Issue
George McKenna, “On Abortion: A Lincolnian Position”; Nicholas Lemann, “The Great Sorting”; Cait Murphy, “Ulysses in Chinese”; Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, “The Moral State of Marriage”; and much more.
Principled yet pragmatic, Lincoln's stand on slavery offers a basis for a new politics of civility that is at once anti-abortion and pro-choice
The first mass administrations of a scholastic -aptitude test led with surprising speed to the idea that the nation's leaders would be the people who did well on tests
In America perhaps only race is a more sensitive subject than the way we sort ourselves out in the struggle for success. At the center of that struggle are higher education and ETS, the Educational Testing Service. Herewith an inside look at the history and workings of one of the most familiar yet least public of American institutions
Notes and comments on Matthew Arnold's "The Last Word"
The story of an elderly pair of translators and their unusual bestseller
The transition to nonracial rule is proceeding more slowly--and more viciously--than expected
In autumn the mystic landscape of Umbria is at its best
How does one account for the fall of Pierre Boulez the composer and the rise of Pierre Boulez the conductor?
A review of The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews: Volume One
Howard watched men go into the caisson’s air lock at the beginning of the day and exit diminished — coated with mud, their skin a pale gray, so exhausted they stretched out on the ground as soon as they hit the open air. They looked shrunken, wrung dry