Ghostly Parades in Lost Cities: Babel’s Odessa and Wittlin’s L’viv

This novel, admired by Thomas Mann, is one of the great Central European war stories, on a par with the works of Jaroslav Hašek. Both Wittlin’s and Babel’s texts are hymns to cities. Recently, Pushkin Press has made Wittlin’s essay the centerpiece of a slim, beautifully produced volume, City of Lions, which also includes a

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The Blathering Superego at the End of History

What became strange was the world. The present campaign within the British Labour Party to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn moves along similar lines: the problem is that Corbyn is irresponsible and can’t possibly win, a position that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. The reaction of American liberals to even the moderate-left candidacy of Bernie Sanders reached its

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Making New Friends: The Genetics of Animal Domestication

But cats, dogs, horses, and other domesticated creatures exist in a liminal space between these two worlds. Were early domestic animals selected for their usefulness to humans (cats for pest control, dogs for security and hunting), and then socialized from there? In a matter of years, hormones associated with stress decreased, while levels of serotonin

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Sunday Submissions: 30 Maghrebs, 30 Years in the Future

Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ Memories of an Iraqi Translator: A Russian Photojournalist in IraqCategories: Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia The next 30 years could be better then the one behind us! The results will be published through a new media online and in a book. Yet this trove of talents has found very little avenues to fully

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