Against free trade

A meeting of opposites

By Patrick J. Buchanan, The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy. (Little, Brown, 384 pp.)

Wound down and winding up

By John Updike, Bech at Bay. (Knopf, 241 pp.)

The Island, by David Borofka

By David Borofka, The Island. (MacMurray & Back, 191 pp.)

Encountering the texts

By Herman L. Sinaiko, Reclaiming the Canon: Essays on Philosophy, Poetry, and History. (Yale University Press, 338 pp.)