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Archaeology in Israel

Archaeology in Israel

From 1996 to 1999, the Muslim Waqf illegally constructed the subterranean el-Marwani Prayer Hall as an extension of the al-Aqsa mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The construction took place in… Read more »

43 Reviews 41

43 Reviews 41

Because he had largely eschewed the public spotlight after the release of his 2010 memoir Decision Points, many were quite surprised to learn last year that former President George W…. Read more »

Boom Country: Evan Osnos’s China

Boom Country: Evan Osnos’s China

American sinophiles have a tough time of it. Even painting in the broadest strokes possible, the complexity and breadth of China’s political and cultural history can be migraine-inducing. There were… Read more »

The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness

The cover of The Opposite of Loneliness shows a young woman standing on the sidewalk, tightly framed against a blurred-out background, from mid-thigh to the top of her head. She… Read more »

The Bell Tolls

The Bell Tolls

Terminal illness, advanced aging, and the inevitability of death- sure to put a damper on any casual conversation, it comes as little surprise that disheartening topics such as these are… Read more »

Swerve: A Swing and a Miss

Swerve: A Swing and a Miss

An associate of mine is fond of telling a Thanksgiving story from a few years back, when he was invited to the home of his parents’ wealthiest friend, a classic… Read more »

Dr. Carson’s (Conservative) Neighborhood

Dr. Carson’s (Conservative) Neighborhood

“Won’t you be my neighbor?” Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, might as well just ask in their latest book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To… Read more »

Analyzing the Tech Age

Analyzing the Tech Age

Through thick spectacles, my grandma squinted futilely. She raised her new iPhone 6+ within centimeters of her glasses, her arched nose nearly activating the gadget’s home button and restarting this… Read more »

I Am Not A Hero

I Am Not A Hero

Personal war narratives are a difficult genre. At their worst they have the literary complexity of grocery store romance novels, glorifying the participants (specifically the author) and asserting some clichéd… Read more »

The Old Breed in a New Century

The Old Breed in a New Century

While the Second World War has been written about as extensively as any armed conflict in human history, far more of the available literature is devoted to histories of famous… Read more »