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The outrage over family separation

Quinta Jurecic on a choice between cruelty and mercy: A 2,500-year-old play illustrates the emptiness of the administration’s arguments about enforcing the law. Carrie Cordero on legal considerations for separating families at the border. Child migrants have been coming to America alone since Ellis Island — and no, we didn’t just send them packing. Charles Blow on Trump and the baby snatchers. Michelle Goldberg on the Trump apologists and the crying children. “Essentially summer camps”: How the


Paper Trail

The End of Eddy author Édouard Louis talked to the New York Times about growing up in northern France, finding his place in literature, and the reactions to his newly-translated book, History of Violence. When the book was published in France, some critics felt that the language used by certain characters, particularly Louis’s sister, was

Syllabi

The Roots of the Alt-right

Mike WendlingDuring the last presidential election cycle, you may have read reports describing the alt-right—a loosely organized group of anti-PC, anti-feminist, race-obsessed online warriors—as a strange, newly

Daily Review

You Say You Want an Evolution

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey was not a flop when it came out. It was a big hit and ended up the highest-grossing film of 1968. It was especially popular with acidheads and pot smokers, science geeks, budding filmmakers, and people under forty in general. The critics in New York, however, all hated it (except for Penelope Gilliatt in the New Yorker), and it had not done well in preview screenings with studio execs and celebrities, who found it boring and confusing. Those preview screenings and early reviews have become part of the film’s legend. People love to remember how the snobs got it wrong.

Interviews

Porochista Khakpour

Porochista Khakpour’s memoir, Sick, is a deeply powerful and harrowing odyssey through the most profound mysteries of mind and body, as Khakpour explores the roots of a chronic illness that has no clear beginning or end.

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Bookforum: "Bleeding Hearts"

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Excess—The Factory

Leslie Kaplan

Below is an excerpt from Leslie Kaplan's 1982 fiction of the French factory revolts. For more on the book, recently released in an English edition (translated by Julie Carr and Jennifer Pap), see Jason E. Smith's review in our special summer issue, 1968 Now.

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