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HEELS UPON THE TILE

When I consider your devoted eyes,
devoid of any vice I could reject,
alive with avid interest, subtly flecked,
and focused on my face with slight surprise,
it seems as though I had disturbed a séance
in which the phantoms of the past collect,
to see in me preposterous, weird nuance,
dramatic as mascara when it dries.


Contents
July 1, 2013    |     Volume LXV, No. 12

Articles
Features
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Jay Winik reviews Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream -- And How We Can Do It Again, by Rich Lowry .
  • Charles J. Cooper reviews Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General, by Robert H. Bork.
  • Daniel Johnson reviews Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America from Colonial Dependence to World Leadership, by Conrad Black.
  • John Avlon discusses the friendship between William F. Buckley Jr. and Murray Kempton.
  • Ross Douthat reviews The Bling Ring.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .