Arts & Letters
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Johnny Cash’s life is a story of redemption.
How a WWI-era senator turned from unreflective interventionism to prudential foreign policy
The People’s Republic confronts capitalism’s dark side in this banned new film.
Author of the “finest long poem … since T.S. Eliot’s Quartets,” he was a pacifist and a warrior—and he’s overdue for a revival.
The former secretary of defense’s memoir shows that good intentions won’t fix U.S. foreign policy.
A pamphlet war between two giants of political thought gave birth to left and right.
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