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newcriterion.com — It’s not every day one encounters glossy images of twentieth-century abstract paintings alongside illustrations of a monkey brain. Yet this is precisely the mash-up Eric Kandel successfully presents us with in his new book, in which he seeks to reconcile the cultures of art and science. Kandel, a Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine, says that our noggins fire in a special way when we look at abstract art. To prove his point, he brings neuroscience into the art museum.
By Carla Mainbol.bna.com — “We were the whipping boy of Wall Street,” said Ethan Klingsberg, a partner in the New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, recalling the tough road to closing the merger between the firm’s client, Family Dollar Stores Inc., and Dollar Tree Inc.
city-journal.org — The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians, by Naomi Schaefer Riley (Encounter, 197 pp., $23.99)Observing the plight of American Indians on his trip to the United States in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville noted that Americans’ conduct “toward the natives . . . breathes the purest love of forms and legality.” Apparently, not much has changed.