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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

Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.

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

"They've come to steal my dreams," whimpers a female voice.

In the early eighties,

I, Rigoberta Menchú

became an international bestseller.

Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

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.

To begin the new year with something old: Milestone Film and Video has
just re-released two films of antiquarian interest, directed
(appropriately enough) by British film historian Kevin Brownl

Blogs

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the media’s coverage of climate change. 

July 21, 2014

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

July 14, 2014

In fact, says theater director Anne Bogart, stories can be “fascistic.”

July 14, 2014

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

July 11, 2014

These ten songs, taken together, help distill the American experience and make clear both what’s great about the US and what still needs critical attention.

July 2, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

Eric on this weeks concerts and Reed on Syria's chemical weapons program. 

June 25, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014