'The Worst Place' How to exorcise Rwandan ghosts in Congo.
TRB From Washington
Scared Yet? The Wall Street Journal's punctuation fetish.
Obama's team of grinds.
Who is Jim Jones?
How the new president can boost high culture.
Jacob S. Hacker
Medicine is the best stimulus.
Learning from FDR's mistakes.
Auto Destruct The tragic nobility of Detroit.
Children of the Revolution
House Republicans, now even nuttier.
A doctor's downfall, and a profession's struggle with addiction.
FILMS Insights A small, trenchant Holocaust film; Meryl Streep as Mother Courage; indomitable dust.
ESSAY Why Mantegna Matters Amid all the light of the Renaissance, one painter made beauty out of darkness.
BOOKS Only A Man Yehuda Amichai: The Making of Israel's National Poet by Nili Scharf Gold
POEM The Rustle of History's Wings, As They Used to Say, translated by Leon Wieseltier
BOOKS The Prop Of The Knout Russian Orthodoxy
Resurgent: Faith and Power in the New Russia
by John Garrard and Carol Garrard
Richard A. Posner
BOOKS Modesty And Power Law and Judicial Duty
by Philip Hamburger
BOOKS When Barbarism Won Hitler's Empire: How the Nazis Ruled Europe by Mark Mazower
POEM I, Putative
BOOKS The New New Media The Future of the Internet (And How to Stop It) by Jonathan Zittrain
Cover Photo by Julia Fullerton-Batten