As the rout of Saigon showed, when it came to Vietnam our "best and the brightest" were, more accurately, the worst and the dumbest.
The following speech was delivered this spring at Mark Twain's house in Hartford.
The Nation says that Pinkerton's mercenary police force is "the greatest disgrace that has befallen the United States." That was putting it mildly.
Many Israelis and their American allies are sleeping through the rise of the virulently anti-Arab Avigdor Lieberman.
If Nobel Prize-winning novelist Orhan Pamuk is a political writer, it is by virtue of his sympathy for what is old and faded, for what no longer matters, or what never did.
Reviews of Half of a Yellow Sun, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves and The City Is a Rising Tide.
Stick Out Your Tongue.
By Ma Jian. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 93 pp. $16.
The plagiarism flap over Opal Mehta is essentially a story
about clichés and stereotypes passing from one subliterary commercial
product to another.
New scholarship sheds light on Osama bin Laden's rhetoric, charisma and complex religious and political vision.
The Berkeley law professor's carte blanche constitutionalism was a gift
to the Bush Administration, offering legalistic justifications for