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Eric Alterman

Nation contributing writer Eric Alterman writes the “Altercation” newsletter for The American Prospect. He is also a CUNY distinguished professor of English at Brooklyn College and the author, most recently, of Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump is Worse.


  • MediaOctober 7, 1999

    Navigating The Atlantic

    Michael Kelly said all the right things upon being appointed to head the 142-year-old beacon of American letters, The Atlantic Monthly.

    Eric Alterman

  • MediaSeptember 23, 1999

    A Euro Without a Europe

    "The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting," writes Milan Kundera in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. But in the US media today, nothing is so priz

    Eric Alterman

  • MediaSeptember 9, 1999

    Little Limbaughs and the Fire Next Time

    Residents of Skaneateles, New York, complained to visiting reporters about the Clintons' decision to make themselves relatively scarce on their recent vacation.

    Eric Alterman

  • MediaFebruary 25, 1999

    Tilting at Rumor Mills

    Now that the Constitution has been rescued and sexual McCarthyism discredited, perhaps the most durable legacy of the Lewinsky mess is the central location of the right-wing slime machine on th

    Eric Alterman

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  • MediaJanuary 28, 1999

    A Cold War Over the Cold War?

    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

    Eric Alterman

  • PoliticsOctober 6, 1997

    Heart of Whiteness

    Milton Friedman, Gary Bauer, William F. Buckley. Could we ask more of a cruise?

    Eric Alterman

  • January 27, 1997

    TNR: The Long Goodbye

    A once-liberal magazine finally decides it hates them. 

    Eric Alterman

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