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Positively Fifth Street

I blame James McManus for getting me hooked on poker. His article for Harper’s Magazine in 2000 on the World Series of Poker, in which he entered as a rank amateur and nearly won the tournament, was an excellent introduction to a game that is appropriately associated with people who …

Settling Accounts with Torturers

This is another Weschler book about how societies confront torturers after their regimes have fallen. Given the fact that Human Rights Watch says that as many as 290,000 people have gone missing in Iraq during the Saddam Hussein’s regime, one wonders, “How will society function without coming to terms with …