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  • April 15, 1999

    France’s Philosophe Impolitique

    Recent French philosophy has been most passionately loved and hated for its militant radicalism.

    Richard Shusterman

  • April 15, 1999

    Bioterrorism Hits Home

    The high moral tone in Washington and London about “rogue” states, such as Iraq, building arsenals of biological weapons belies a shameful past.

    Peter Pringle

  • April 15, 1999

    Solzhenitsyn’s History Lesson

    Knowledge of Khrushchev’s reaction cited above is personal; he was the author’s grandfather.

    Nina Khrushcheva

  • April 8, 1999

    The End of Humanism

    Like a guest at a potlatch, laughing to see his host’s worldly goods go up in flames, I roared at The Matrix–roared and at the same time was humbled, knowing Warner Bros.

    Stuart Klawans

  • April 8, 1999

    False History Lessons

    Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It’s a natural human reaction.

    Kai Bird

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  • April 8, 1999

    Front Page With a Human Face

    Back in the fifties, before the term “new journalism” was coined, back when Gay Talese was writing minor obituaries for the New York Times, Tom Wolfe was a grad student at Yale and Joan Di

    Dan Wakefield

  • April 8, 1999

    Political Chapter, Bible Verse

    After writing this, her fourth book on the Christian right, Sara Diamond donated fourteen years’ worth of research–right-wing pamphlets, fliers and position papers–to the University of Californ

    Abby Scher

  • April 1, 1999

    The Jazz Singer

    Most Americans don’t like instrumental music.

    Gene Santoro

  • April 1, 1999

    All the President’s Man?

    When Dick Morris announced that he would write a book to divert attention from his adventure with the toes of a call girl, George Stephanopoulos, the President’s senior policy adviser, was asked

    Stanley I. Kutler

  • April 1, 1999

    Holocaust Denial: A Sequel

    The Case of Binjamin Wilkomirski’s Fragments

    Until the past few months, bestowing any Holocaust honorific upon Binjamin Wilkomirski, the author of the

    Harvey Peskin

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