Diversity and Its Discontents Diversity and Its Discontents

For most of his half-century-long career, Samuel Huntington, professor of government at Harvard, has made a point of telling the US ruling elite what it has most wanted to hear.

May 27, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Lazare

Slow Motion Slow Motion

The Justice Department recently announced its intention to reopen the Emmett Till case.

May 27, 2004 / Column / Patricia J. Williams

NYT: ‘Maybe We Did Screw Up a Little’ NYT: ‘Maybe We Did Screw Up a Little’

On May 26 the New York Times finally hitched up its pants, took a deep breath and issued an editorial declaration of moderate regret for its role in boosting the case for war on ...

May 27, 2004 / Beat the Devil / Alexander Cockburn

No Politician Left Behind No Politician Left Behind

Education is always about politics--in the best and worst senses.

May 27, 2004 / Editorial / Deborah Meier

Kerry and Communion Kerry and Communion

Is it a sin for Catholics to vote for former altar boy John Kerry?

May 27, 2004 / Editorial / John Nichols

The Metaphysical Couple The Metaphysical Couple

This book has a past, which begins at least in 1995, when Elzbieta Ettinger brought out a controversial account of the unpublished correspondence between Hannah Arendt and Martin...

May 20, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Carol Brightman

Robert Silvers

The Rebirth of the NYRB The Rebirth of the NYRB

The highbrow literary magazine has re-emerged as a combative political actor.

May 20, 2004 / Feature / Scott Sherman

Who Let the Punks Out? Who Let the Punks Out?

The young and the angry mosh the vote for the November election.

May 20, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Kristin V. Jones

Hawks Eating Crow Hawks Eating Crow

The Bush Administration has not made it easy on its supporters. David Brooks now admits that he was gripped with a "childish fantasy" about Iraq.

May 20, 2004 / Column / Eric Alterman

Outsourcing Is Hell Outsourcing Is Hell

The war on Iraq has made us all painfully aware of the Pentagon's growing reliance on private companies.

May 20, 2004 / Editorial / William D. Hartung