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Margaret Atwood’s Latest is a Poor Woman’s Handmaid’s Tale

It's a bad thriller that's thoroughly uninterested in exploring its own ideas.
Micah Mattix September 30, 2019

TAC Bookshelf: Cardinal Sarah Goes Silent

Here's what our editors and writers have been reading this week.
TAC Staff September 30, 2019

TAC Bookshelf: The Worst Political Coverup You’ve Never Heard Of

Here's what our editors and writers are reading this week.
TAC Staff September 23, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Billy Pilgrim’ Turns 50

How a comrade of the author became the protagonist of one of the most read anti-war novels of all time.
Bill Kauffman September 20, 2019

Meet American Empire’s ‘Doctor Death’

Stephen Kinzer's new book shows how Greatest Generation spooks justified their horrific experiments on unwitting Americans.
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos September 10, 2019

TAC Bookshelf: When Rail Crisscrossed Our Nation’s Capital

Here's what our editors and staff are reading this week.
TAC Staff September 9, 2019

John O’Hara: The Novelist Whose Conservatism Robbed Him of Fame

John O'Hara was a prolific and recognized author-until his support for Barry Goldwater changed everything.
Leonora Cravotta August 21, 2019

Does Male Suffering Matter?

For some, the idea of the male 'victim' is a unicorn, but as Wesley Yang's book shows, this vulnerability is as real as it gets.
Oliver Traldi August 20, 2019

TAC Bookshelf: Rome, From Bread and Circuses to Exhaustion

The Fall of the Roman Empire: Just a little light reading from our contributors this week.
TAC Staff August 18, 2019

TAC Bookshelf: Why It’s Time to Talk to Strangers

From Lord David Cecil to children's books, here's what our staff and writers are reading this week.
TAC Staff August 12, 2019
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