The New York Review of Books

  title={The New York Review of Books},
  author={Stephen Fender},
It comes as something ofa surprise to reflect that the New York Review ofBooks is now over twenty years old. Even people of my generation (that is, old enough to remember the revolutionary 196os but not young enough to have taken a very exciting part in them) think of the paper as eternally youthful. In fact, it has gone through years of relatively quiet life, yet, as always in a competitive journalistic market, it is the controversies that attract the interest of the reader and to which the… Expand
A Half-Century of Controversy The Alger Hiss Case (U)
It has been 50 years since Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury for denying that he had been a Soviet spy, but his case continues to fascinate and stir controversy. The reasons for this are notExpand
Book Reviews
On seeing Dalby’s book, I confess that my first thought was “please, not another book on the History of Language, or at least not another one on the History of the English Language.” But it is notExpand
Book Review
Editor’s Note: My professional career as a scholar of Middle East studies began more than 50 years ago as a graduate student, aspiring to learn more about the region where I had lived for twoExpand
Jews against Themselves
Rarely has a book so thoroughly and eloquently identified, analyzed, and rebuked a form of thinking that endangers the very democracy from which that thinking arose. In this case, one might call theExpand
Review of Mervyn King's The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy
At odds with leading UK newspapers and with a wide ranging host of eminent people including Niall Ferguson, Larry Summers, Paul Volcker, Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan and Michael Lewis, thisExpand
Book Review: This changes everything: Capitalism vs. the climate
It is hard to know how to approach the phenomenon that is Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate. In case you’ve been living in a remote cave for the last 12 months, thisExpand
Will the Real Charles Darwin Please Stand Up?
  • M. Ruse
  • Biology
  • The Quarterly Review of Biology
  • 1993
C HARLES Robert Darwin is a mystery man. He is one of the three or four most famous scientists of all time. He was acknowledged as such during his lifetime, and so (unlike Mendel, for example) thereExpand
Modernization and its Discontents : A Perspective from the Sociology of Knowledge
more detailed comments or discussions and help with the clarification of some difficult points. Art Stevens provided excellent research assistance. None of them is responsible for any errors. ThisExpand
What's in a Name? India and America in the Twenty-First Century
The turn of the century has seen a remarkable evolution in the quality of relations between India and America. Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee went so far as to declare the twoExpand
Ideas on the March
Edmund Wilson opened his monumental work, To the Finland Station (1940), with a wonderful vignette of Michelet, in a hurried passion, reading Vico. Out of Michelet's confrontation with Vico, WilsonExpand


Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 1: A Facsimile of the First Edition of 1765-1769
Book I: Of the Rights of Persons (1765) Book II: Of the Rights of Things (1766) Book III: Of Private Wrongs (1768) Book IV: Of Public Wrongs (1769)
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, edited by W.B
  • Todd (Oxford University Press/Clarendon Press,
  • 1976
The Bill of Rights : a documentary history
The Militia Clause of the Constitution
The Militia Clause
  • pp. 188–193.