From the new magazine The Clarion Review, Peter Augustine Lawler on aging, individualism and our middle-class dreams; an essay on the iconographic fiction and Christian humanism of Flannery O'Connor; an interview with Roger Scruton; Jesus, the Libertarian: A review of Turn Neither to the Right Nor to the Left: A Thinking Christian’s Guide to Politics and Public Policy by Eric D. Schansberg; Homo economus Christianus: A review of Third Ways: How Bulgarian Greens, Swedish Housewives, and Beer-Swilling Englishmen Created Family-Centered Economies — And Why They Disappeared by Allan C. Carlson. Here's The Atlantic Monthly's presidential election campaign supplement, including interviews with five historians and political scientists on which presidential election this one most resembles. Rivka Galchen reviews The Only Son by Stephane Audeguy. After a century, a literary reputation finally blooms: Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis has gone from being a fringe figure in the English-speaking world to a literary favorite hailed as an unjustly-neglected Brazilian genius. More on David Lebedoff's The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War. Jed Perl on The Man Who Remade the Met: Unlike most modern museum directors, Philippe de Montebello trusted the public to embrace his high standards — and it did.

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