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A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life, by Allyson Hobbs Subscription

30 October 2014

Those who masqueraded as white scarred more than just themselves, finds Catherine Clinton

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Peter Paul Catterall, Laurence Coupe, Timothy Darvill, Paul Greatrix and Nigel Rodenhurst... Subscription

30 October 2014

…on Waging the War of Ideas; The Reenchantment of the World; The Stonehenge Letters; One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel; and Report from the Interior

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Plato at the Googleplex, by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

K. E. Gover assesses the case for the continuing relevance of Platonic thinking to modern life

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