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I first heard of Jon Beckwith in the mid-1970s, in a question framed by
my genetics professor: Why would anyone willfully disrupt a research
program designed to collect useful information on hu
One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion
In a provocative book published recently in Germany, a Hamburg scholar
named Klaus Briegleb appeared to take on the entire national literary
establishment for indulging in self-censorship of th
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
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.