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Just Friends

From the November 1998 Print Edition

For Fidelity: How Intimacy and Commitment Enrich Our Lives By Catherine M. Wallace Knopf. 177 pages, $22 For Fidelity is written for baby boomers who got married without knowing what they were doing and are now trying to explain the matrimonial ideal to their kids”kids who are, predictably, . . . . Continue Reading »

Explaining Everything

From the January 1998 Print Edition

Moral Judgement: Does the Abuse Excuse Threaten Our Legal System? By James Q. Wilson Basic Books. 134 pp. $18 James Q. Wilson has written an important book that is almost certain to be misunderstood in ways that conceal both its strengths and weaknesses. Though it brilliantly analyzes the effect of . . . . Continue Reading »