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Richard Holbrooke's American Hustle. Book review Jul 1, 2019 2489
Ready to Blow. Book review Jul 1, 2018 1559
Some advice for Reince Priebus: the most successful chiefs of staff have known not only how to take charge but also when to leave. Book review Mar 1, 2017 2515
Shoot the hippies: Kent State's lessons in the age of Donald Trump. Book review Mar 1, 2016 1623
Restoring Henry. Book review Sep 1, 2015 2984
On not canonizing the gipper. Book review Jun 1, 2015 2390
SCOTUS heads toward the cliff. Book review Jan 1, 2015 2472
Alone on his own ice floe: how Antonin Scalia ceased to be a powerhouse jurist and became a crank. Jun 1, 2014 2381
Letters from Camelot: even in his private correspondence, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. was an unapologetic Kennedy partisan. Book review Jan 1, 2014 1530
What tea party republicans can learn from Woodrow Wilson: averse to compromise, he died a bewildered and broken man. Book review Sep 1, 2013 1530
The great unraveling: chronicling America's not-quite-decline. Book review May 1, 2013 1695
A malevolent Forrest Gump: Strom Thurmond's loathsomeness on race obscures his larger role: he was there at all the major choke points of modern conservative history. Sep 1, 2012 1725
Young guns: Obama's surprisingly strong national security record owes much to a group of youthful aides few Americans have heard of. Book review Jul 1, 2012 1560
Thinking out loud: an oral history of the twentieth century, dictated on his deathbed, shows that Tony Judt was, to the end, the consummate public intellectual. Book review Mar 1, 2012 2401
The last days of Hugh Trevor-Roper: how a historian who reveled in destroying the reputations of others ruined his own. Book review Jan 1, 2012 1716
Justice served: U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens's thirty-five-year tenure was marked by intellectual rigor, lack of pretention, and the firm belief that absolutism had no place on the bench. Book review Nov 1, 2011 2432
Solitary confinement: Tony Judt thought a great deal about dignity. His final book, written while the author was dying of ALS, is the epitome of it. Book review Jan 1, 2011 2398
Moynihan's legacy: great writer, lousy senator. Book review Nov 1, 2010 2343
French connection: what the Dreyfus affair does--and doesn't--tell us about Guantanamo. Jul 1, 2010 2109
Infinite regret: an account of five days on the road with David Foster Wallace offers a coda to the writer's sadly truncated career. Book review May 1, 2010 1656
Classless action: what the fall of a notorious plaintiff's lawyer does and does not say about the profession. Book review Mar 1, 2010 1782
Unhappy meals: how school lunch programs manage to promote obesity and hunger at the same time. Book review Jan 1, 2010 1524
A life of contempt: Ayn Rand's defining characteristic was hatred--for government, other people, and the very concept of human kindness. Book review Nov 1, 2009 1736
Radical Streak: why Leonard Bernstein's politics can't explain his best music. May 1, 2009 1671
Straight away: don't ask, don't tell is on its way out, and not a moment too soon. Mar 1, 2009 1803

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