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  • January 1, 1998

    The Sound and the Furet

    History may not have come to a stop in 1989, but the public is still under the spell of the counterpoint in Francis Fukuyama's famous exercise in propaganda: Capitalism is eternal because there i

    Daniel Singer

  • October 16, 1997

    Allen Weinstein’s Docudrama

    Let's start with the Random House press release, replete with "Praise for Perjury"--a reissue of Allen Weinstein's book on the Hiss-Chambers case.

    Victor Navasky

  • May 22, 1997

    The Marching Saint

    Staughton Lynd, although he would never admit it, is one of the visible saints of the modern American left.

    Paul Buhle

  • August 14, 1995

    Mythologizing the Bomb

    The beauty of the atomic scientists' calculations hid from them the truly Faustian contract they scratched their names to.

    E.L. Doctorow

  • November 21, 1994

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  • June 11, 1988

    William F. Buckley Lived Off Evil As Mold Lives Off Garbage

    A not-too-fond remembrance of “Squire Willie,” patron saint of post-World War II American conservatism.

    Robert Sherrill

  • January 11, 1986

    Requiem for the American Empire

    “Empires are restless organisms. They must constantly renew themselves; should an empire start leaking energy, it will die.”

    Gore Vidal

  • June 21, 1980

    Fred Rodell

    Fred Rodell is largely forgotten these days, but as the "bad boy of American legal academia" he inspired several generations of Yale Law School students to think differently about their chosen profession. Sidney Zion was one of them.

    Sidney Zion

  • December 25, 1976

    Was Fred Hampton Executed?

    Seven years after the shootings of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark by the Chicago police, a civil suit reveals the sordid details behind the assassination.

    Jeff Gottlieb and Jeff Cohen

  • February 5, 1973

    Roe v. Wade

    The Supreme Court gives women the right to choose while also rendering an important lesson on the practical workings of democracy.

    the Editors

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