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Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances

A soap opera with a British accent. That's the critical rap on Downton Abbey, the cross-Atlantic hit series which in January returned to PBS for its third season.

Book Reviews

Gay Rites

Gay Rites

A review of From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage, by Michael J. Klarman
Courtiers

Courtiers

A review of Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy: The Limits of Engagement, by Robert Singh; Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, David E. Sanger; Bending History: Barack Obama's Foreign Policy, by Martin S. Indyk, Kenneth G. Lieberthal, and Michael E. O'Hanlon; and The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power, by James Mann
A People’s Contest

A People’s Contest

A review of Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction, by Allen C. Guelzo and This Great Struggle: America's Civil War, by Steven E. Woodworth
Enduring Empire

Enduring Empire

A review of The Romans and their World: A Short Introduction, by Brian Campbell; Rome: An Empire's Story, by Greg Woolf; and Ancient Rome: From Romulus to Justinian, by Thomas R. Martin
Anguished Patriot

Anguished Patriot

A review of The Democratic Soul: A Wilson Carey McWilliams Reader, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliams; and Redeeming Democracy in America, by Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Patrick J. Deneen and Susan J. McWilliam
Bribesville

Bribesville

A review of Good Italy, Bad Italy: Why Italy Must Conquer Its Demons to Face the Future, by Bill Emmott

Shadow Play

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