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Daily Archives: September 13, 2009

Lolita: Eros Between the Covers

by Francine Prosefrom LAPHAM’S QUARTERLY In the spring of 2001, on the final night of an unsettling German book tour during which I had become convinced that evening after evening I was reading to different groups of catatonics bused in from the local mental hospital, I was staying at an appropriately eccentric hotel on a hilltop [...]
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Britain's New Supreme Court

by Joshua Rozenbergfrom THE TIMES A new constitution is being created in the United Kingdom. Yet few care to notice. One reason for the lack of concern is that the British constitution is largely unwritten – or, more accurately, uncodified. Another, as Vernon Bogdanor writes in The New British Constitution, is that recent reforms have been [...]
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Critical Care

by Robert B. Reichfrom THE NEW YORK TIMES This timely and insightful book puts Barack Obama’s current quest for universal health insurance in historical context and gives new meaning to the audacity of hope. Universal health care has bedeviled, eluded or defeated every president for the last 75 years. Franklin Roosevelt left it out of Social [...]
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The Complicit General

by Philippe Sands from THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS On April 24, 1863, President Lincoln signed his General Order No. 100, written by Columbia University professor Francis Lieber, to decree that “military necessity does not admit of cruelty.” The United States military formally respected that rule for nearly 140 years—until, on December 2, 2002, Secretary of [...]
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Aerial Reconnaissance Berlin

A public session of the INS Inspectorate Committee will hear evidence and inspect material recovered by Anthony Auerbach. Chair: Tom McCarthy, INS General Secretary. Publication of the Dossier. Rendezvous: 1800h Sunday 27 September 2009, Rochelle School, Arnold Circus, London E2 7ES, followed by a reception. more
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