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Misplaced hope

Philip Marsden (College of Europe) and Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola): Citizen Fox: The Global Antitrust Vision of Eleanor Fox. Can Marine Le Pen make fascism mainstream? What the French election tells us about the rise of populism: This is not an existential crisis for Western democracy. A poised Mexico sees Trump anew: A “bluffer” at the poker table. Josh Marshall on the White House’s creeping fear about Michael Flynn (and more). The con con con: Scott Yenor on the misplaced hope of a constitutional


Paper Trail

Ta-Nehisi Coates is working on two new books. We Were Eight Years in Power, which will be released in October, was developed from Coates’s many articles on Barack Obama for The Atlantic. Coates is also working on a work of fiction, which is still in progress. Both books will be published by One World. Page

Syllabi

A Dose of Dada

Alan LuceyIn the contemporary digital world, where it seems everything has been said, done, and made instantly available, one word might prove to be a useful corrective: Dada. Born in 1916, the anti-art movement

Daily Review

A Separation

The cagey narrator of Katie Kitamura’s new novel, A Separation, is an unnamed woman who has recently separated from her unfaithful husband, Christopher. He has asked her to keep the split a secret. When Christopher stops returning his mother’s phone calls while traveling

Interviews

Durga Chew-Bose

A critic who prefers the term “enthusiast,” an essayist who worries she’s really a poet, Durga is an unrivalled player of what Doris Lessing, in The Golden Notebook, calls “the game.”

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The Life and Death of Louis Kahn

Wendy Lesser

It was not just the suddenness of his death that made it hard to realize Louis Kahn was gone, Something about the way he disappeared from the world—irregularly, mysteriously, with that strange two-day gap when nobody he knew could find him—left many people unable to take in the facts of his death. For the California relatives, who learned about Lou’s death through a series of relayed phone calls, there was a persistent confusion about

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