Scandal – Spring 2020   $26

Scandal, the Spring 2020 issue of Lapham’s Quarterly, casts aside the notion that scandal requires the presence of celebrities and shows how scandals can illuminate the hidden secrets of the human heart—whether political, literary, or intertwined with love and murder. Original essays include Eric Jager on the last judicial duel in France, Nancy Lemann on Louisiana’s history of megalomaniac politicians, and Jack Beatty on the Caillaux affair and the road to World War I.