David A. Bell
David A. Bell
Books
Aug. 31 2009 7:29 AMThe Puritanical FrenchThe unsexy secret of Louis XIV's mistress.
The Breakfast Table
Nov. 15 1999 11:06 PMDissecting the Day's News
Books
April 14 2008 7:29 AMThe Mirror of HistoryWhat hinders historians from discovering the strangeness of the past?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.