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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.

Yale University Press's Annals of Communism series, begun in 1995, is among the most ambitious and influential scholarly undertakings to address the historical role of Communism and the Soviet

Whatever else the investigations of the President have
uncovered, they have yielded thousands of sources--transcripts, letters,
memos, audio- and videotapes--which Americans have devoured wi

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

The recent arrest in Israel of eight apocalyptic cult members, who reportedly planned to take their own lives at the millennium or provoke authorities into killing them, revealed that yet an

For 300 years, Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theater has been the center of ceremonial life at Oxford.

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

In October in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson went before the Nevada Athletic
Commission to ask it to reinstate his boxing license, which had been
suspended after Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfie

William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when
Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

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