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In the late summer and fall of 1997, small news leaks began appearing
that Mayor Edward Rendell of Philadelphia (who is now governor of
Pennsylvania) was thinking about suing the firearms indus

In about five years' time, there will be a new Paul Theroux travel book,
and it will look like this.

Say what you will about oil and hegemony, but the pending invasion of
Iraq is more than just a geopolitical act. It's also the manifestation
of a cultural attitude.

On June 4, 1961, John F. Kennedy held his last meeting with Soviet
leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna.

John Steinbeck's forlorn protagonists, Lennie and George, summon few comparisons in today's landscape of mainstream literary fiction, overstocked with tales of redemption.

There's nothing like a compelling icon when no compelling argument is
available.

Say what you will about Michael Lind, at least he's never predictable.
That is, of course, unless your prediction is that he's once again
trying to find a way to disagree with everyone else.
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Only the joy of capitalist expectation could move a pre-Reagan-born
American to utter the line "civil rights is dead," let alone write a
book devoted to that proposition.

As the Earth's population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the
following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is
a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

So how do we resist "Empire"? The good news is that we're not doing too
badly. There have been major victories. Here in Latin America you have
had so many--in Bolivia, you have Cochabamba.

Blogs

In his new book, John Dean finally offers definitive answers to the questions “What did he know, and when did he know it?”
 

August 14, 2014

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

There is no avoiding the inherently alienating consequences of trying to earn a living through the production of words.

May 30, 2014

The piece drew hard questions because of the choice of the (allegedly biased) reviewer.

May 28, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014