Jonathan Schell

Peace and Disarmament Correspondent

Jonathan Schell (1943-2014) was the Lannan Fellow at The Nation Institute. His books include The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence and the Will of the People, an analysis of people power, and The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger.

Our Virtual Primaries Our Virtual Primaries

As the first voting of the 2000 presidential election approaches, in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primaries, public disinterest is palpable.

Jan 20, 2000 / Feature / Jonathan Schell

The Unthinkable The Unthinkable

When the Republican majority in the Senate voted down the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on October 13, President Clinton called their act "partisanship at its worst." The Washing...

Oct 21, 1999 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

Master of All He Surveys Master of All He Surveys

As the presidential election of 1996 got under way, the press began to report that Bill Clinton's campaign strategy was heavily influenced by the advice of a shadowy figure who h...

Jun 3, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Jonathan Schell

Sextuple Jeopardy Sextuple Jeopardy

In The Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu draws a distinction that is useful in thinking about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

Feb 4, 1999 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

Republic on Trial Republic on Trial

The most astonishing thing about the farcical and disgraceful--but extremely dangerous--impeachment proceedings in Washington is that they are happening at all. The country is at p...

Jan 14, 1999 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

Republic on Trial Republic on Trial

The other day Linda Douglass, the Congressional correspondent for ABC News, commented to Peter Jennings that some "conservative" Republican senators were opposed to a plan th...

Jan 7, 1999 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

Land of Dreams Land of Dreams

Anyone who decides to add his drop to the tidal wave of commentary on the impeachment of President Clinton must acknowledge, at the outset, a built-in difficulty.

Dec 24, 1998 / Editorial / Jonathan Schell

The Gift of Time The Gift of Time

The case for abolition of nuclear weapons.

Feb 2, 1998 / From the Archive / Jonathan Schell