| Mar 22, 2009
A Tolerable Anarchy
Rebels, Reactionaries, and
the Making of America's Freedom
Alfred A. Knopf: 294 pp., $23.95
The Myth of American
Yale University Press: 222 pp., $26
In his 2003 book "Being...
| Dec 20, 2008
Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
| Jul 23, 2008
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by John Crewdson Swamp watches the Sunday talk shows, so you can play croquet with the family. The issues this Sunday: "flip-flopping," Phil Gramm's "mental recession," "flip-flopping," timetables for bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq, "flip-flopping,"...
| Mar 17, 2008
If Eliot Spitzer, New York's soon-to-be ex-governor, hadn't prosecuted prostitution rings, would he have been able to cling to office? One might think so given the prominence in accounts of his downfall of the H-word -- hypocrisy.
As the Kansas City Star...
| Jan 4, 2008
The problem with praising the new season of "The Wire" is twofold: First, dozens of critics (this one included) went on and on last year, pointing out how it's one of the best, if not the best, drama ever brought to life on television. Not much more to...
| Apr 24, 2007
VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney recently attacked my 1972 presidential platform and contended that today's Democratic Party has reverted to the views I advocated in 1972. In a sense, this is a compliment, both to me and the Democratic Party. Cheney intended no...