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Posts Tagged: The Browser

On Genocide

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In an interview at The Browser, historian Norman Naimark reviews the definition of genocide and argues that it is “part of the human condition.” Commenting on five key books about the subject, Naimark speculates on history’s earliest genocide, the potential of future ones, and patterns that genocides have displayed over time. “If societies stayed out […]

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Letter Writers

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All hacking aside, are we not all snoopers? This interview with Jonathan Keates tackles “great letter writers”—Lord Byron, Stendhal, Queen Victoria, Henry James, Evelyn Waugh—and the legacy of their correspondences. He also ruminates on the death of “the letter as a physical phenomena,” and fantasizes about its rebirth: “There may come a time when the […]

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