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Has anyone read John Dennis? Irving Babbitt? Gorham Munson? Probably not, though they were considered important critics in their day.

If Russia is not to dissolve like the Soviet Union or, worse yet, end in a cataclysm like Yugoslavia's, it must negotiate peacefully across a welter of emotional claims to self-determination.

Jay Lovestone is not only one of the oddest characters in the history of the American left but easily its most slippery.

During a wide-ranging conversation I had with Primo Levi in his home in Turin in the summer of 1985, two years before his death, I asked him what effect Auschwitz had on him as a writer.

Flirtatious and ferocious at the same time, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stamps the world stage over Kosovo, threatening fire from heaven if Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic does no

Trotsky is both the hero of the Russian Revolution--the mastermind of October, the founder of the Red Army--and also its Job, hounded across a "planet without a visa," his family exterminated, hi


Time

magazine once diagnosed newspaper columnist, author, professor-at-large and Hugh Hefner sidekick Max Lerner (1902­92) as suffering from a "crush on America." Seven

Some years ago, after I had completed a biography of the radical writer
Josephine Herbst, I gave serious thought to writing a biography of
Whittaker Chambers.

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

Anyone with first- or even secondhand knowledge of the real-life subject
must have wondered what strain of myopia possessed those producing the
1991 TV miniseries Separate but Equal wh

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