Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

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    Hitchens’ Hubris

    In July 1941, a political prisoner escaped from Auschwitz. As punishment, ten other prisoners were chosen by the Nazis to be killed in a starvation bunker. One of these men, Franciszek Gajowniczek, began lamenting what his death would mean for...

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    The Last Laugh

    In Ironies of Faith: The Laughter at the Heart of Christian Literature, Anthony Esolen argues that Christianity introduced into European literature a new understanding of irony, an understanding found neither in the classical literature of...

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    The Politics of Laughter

    With this book, Paul Lewis has written another very thoroughly researched study of contemporary American humor, ranging from the “positive humor” and “laughter club” movements that use humor to promote health and efficiency, peace and uplift, to...

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  • IN THE DARK

    Henny Penny

    Charles Ferguson is a man of parts. A former intelligence analyst, a highly successful internet entrepreneur, and a journalism professor, he decided last year to add another credit to his résumé and make a documentary on the Iraq war.

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