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Roger Cohen Heads to South Africa To Examine His Family’s Itinerancy and Mental Illness

In a new memoir, the controversial ‘New York Times’ columnist connects dots between dislocation and his mother’s depression

Responsa: Mark Greif and David Mikics

Part two, with more on French Jews, the real meaning of ‘radical,’ and the politics of the supermarket, from the author of ‘The Age of the Crisis of Man’

A Eulogy for Elsa Cayat, Who Laughed at Her Killers

In memory of the murdered ‘Charlie Hebdo’ satirist, book lover, therapist, Jew

A Marriage That Changed the Course of History

What Natalie Zemon Davis, pioneering scholar of early modern Europe, owes to her husband, and Martin Guerre

Michel Houellebecq’s Toxic New Novel of an Islamist France

The author of ‘Submission,’ a fantasy of Western decadence, is tortured by Romantic ghosts

The Charlie Cover

Slander, ridicule, and terror in post-1968 France

Mark Greif’s Brilliant Contribution to the History of Ideas

‘The Age of the Crisis of Man’ traces the fall and rise of individualist pragmatism in America

‘Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel,’ by Anita Shapira

An excerpt from a new biography of the great Israeli statesman, David Ben-Gurion

Discovering Toni Morrison

Bob Bernstein, 25 years at the helm of Random House, remembers when publishing was a good business

Roz Chast Drags Us Kicking, Screaming, and Laughing, Into the Land of the Infirm

The cartoonist’s grahic memoir made many Top Ten lists this year. Here’s what she had to say about it.

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