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  1. Reports
    Aid to Brazil: From Dungeons to Disneyland
    Our men in Brazil report to Senator Frank Church: torture aside, things are looking fine.
    The Washington Monthly, September 1971, pp. 53-61
  2. The Ben Bradlee Tapes
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1975, pp. 36-44
  3. The Best of the Washington Monthly
    On Race in the South
    The Washington Monthly, November 2009, pp. 27-28
  4. Black Fear: Law and Justice in Rural Georgia
    The Washington Monthly, February 1989, pp. 70-72
  5. The Critics
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    Books: Roll Over, Madison (Review)
    A Necessary Evil, by Garry Wills
    1. A Necessary Evil by Garry Wills
    The New Yorker, January 24, 2000, pp. 82-86
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    Books: The New, Unimproved Conspirator (2 Reviews)
    Witness to Power, by John D. Ehrlichman
    1. Witness to Power by John D. Ehrlichman
    2. The Age of Wonders by Aharon Appelfeld
    New York Magazine, February 8, 1982, pp. 50-51
  7. At Canaan's Edge (2006)
    America in the King Years, 1965-68
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  8. The Case Against Foundations
    Foundations live on nostalgia, tax breaks, and the illusion that they are socially inn...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1971, pp. 3-18
  9. The Censors of Bumbledom
    How the government plans to snatch victory from the jaws of its defeat in the Pentagon ...
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1974, pp. 56-65
  10. The Clinton Tapes (2007)
    Wrestling History with the President
    3 Reviews
  11. Closets of Power
    Dan Bradley became the highest government official yet to announce that he was homosexual
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1982, pp. 34-50
  12. Courage Without Esteem: Profiles in Whistle-Blowing
    Speaking out for the public good can be disastrous for the private good--but six people...
    The Washington Monthly, May 1971, pp. 23-43
  13. Crimes of Weakness
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1974, pp. 40-44
  14. On Political Books
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    The Democratic Father of Modern Republicanism (Review)
    George Wallace: Racism, repentance, and the roots of scapegoating "big government."
    1. The Politics of Rage by Dan T. Carter
    The Washington Monthly, October 1995, pp. 48-51
  15. End FBI Background Checks and Peremptory Jury Strikes
    "In both instances, we genuflect to an archaic ritual."
    The Washington Monthly, January 1994, pp. 48-49
  16. First Trombone
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Holt St. Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, December 5, 1955
    The Brookings Review, Spring 1999, pp. 21-23
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    Following the Bouncing Ball (Review)
    The Breaks of the Game, by David Halberstam
    1. The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam
    The New Republic, February 10, 1982, pp. 34-35
  18. Freedom of Choice Desegregation:The Southern Reality
    A native son's fresh and intimate look at non-desegregation in rural Georgia and how it...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1969, pp. 69-82
  19. The Screwing of the Average Man
    Government Subsidies: Who Gets the $63 Billion?
    How the average man protects the few federal pennies in his left pocket, while the rich...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1972, pp. 9-27
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    Halberstam, Fitzgerald, Ellsberg: The Reporter, the Poetess, the Analyst (3 Reviews)
    David Halberstam's gossip, while genuinely fascinating, is not in the same league with ...
    1. The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
    2. Fire in the Lake by Frances FitzGerald
    3. Papers On the War by Daniel Ellsberg
    The Washington Monthly, March 1973, pp. 29-36
  21. On Political Books
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    Hoover Damned (Review)
    Exposing the ultimate G-man--and finding the ultimate bureaucrat.
    1. J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets by Curt Gentry
    The Washington Monthly, October 1991, pp. 51-54
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    If I Had a Hammer... (Review)
    I'd make Tom Hayden stop issuing manifestos. (And stick to his gifts for action.)
    1. Reunion by Tom Hayden
    The Washington Monthly, May 1988, pp. 51-54
  23. John Gardner and the Albany Nymphettes
    What happened when a Common Cause lobbyist started using 15-year-old girls to enhance t...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1975, pp. 49-55
  24. The Kennedy Vendetta
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1975, pp. 49-63
  25. Labyrinth (1982)
    How a Stubborn Prosecutor Penetrated a Shadowland of Covert Operations on Thr...
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
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    Lessons from the Fringe (2 Reviews)
    What moderates can learn from Jesses Jackson and Helms.
    1. Hard Right: The Rise of Jesse Helms by Ernest B. Ferguson
    2. Thunder in America by Bob Faw and Nancy Skelton
    The Washington Monthly, February 1987, pp. 56-58
  27. Let Koop Do It
    The New Republic, October 24, 1988, pp. 22-27
  28. The Macleish Memorandum on the National Debt
    The text of the secret proposal to cancel the national debt. Who will be hurt, who will...
    The Washington Monthly, May 1972, pp. 29-39
  29. The New Agrarians
    The life of an old Georgia farm hand is an argument against the new agrarians.
    The Washington Monthly, September 1970, pp. 21-27
  30. The Odd Couple: Ellsberg and Otepka
    Conscience made both break security Ellsberg and Otepka rules, one to applause from th...
    The Washington Monthly, October 1971, pp. 50-60
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    On Political Books (Review)
    The Soviet Estimate, by John Prados
    1. The Soviet Estimate by John Prados
    The Washington Monthly, April 1982, pp. 58-60
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    On Political Books (2 Reviews)
    Harry in harried times.
    1. Conflict and Crisis by Robert J. Donovan
    2. Tumultuous Years by Robert J. Donovan
    The Washington Monthly, November 1982, pp. 58-59
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    On Political Books (Review)
    Hannah Arendt was an intellectual who believed the middle class was worth thinking about.
    1. Hannah Arendt: For the Love of the World by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
    The Washington Monthly, April 1983, pp. 49-57
  34. The Ordeal of Legal Services
    The definitive, behind-the-scenes report of OEO guerrilla warfare: how Don Rumsfeld got...
    The Washington Monthly, January 1971, pp. 3-22
  35. Parting the Waters (1988)
    American in the King Years, 1954-63
    10 Reviews, 1 Readable
  36. Pat Moynihan's Ship of Fools
    He had almost everyone supporting a guaranteed income for a few months in 1970. How lib...
    The Washington Monthly, January 1973, pp. 6-19
  37. Pillar of Fire (1998)
    America in the King Years, 1963-1965
    7 Reviews
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr, by David J. Garrow
    1. The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr by David J. Garrow
    The Washington Monthly, November 1981, p. 59
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    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Fish Is Red, by Warren Hinckle and William W. Turner
    1. The Fish Is Red by Warren Hinckle and William W. Turner
    The Washington Monthly, March 1982, p. 57
  40. Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace
    The confessions of the most used group in the country, the POW families. How they are i...
    The Washington Monthly, August 1972, pp. 39-54
  41. Profiles in Caution
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1973, pp. 63-73
  42. Putting the Sex Back Into Rape
    Susan Brownmiller helps break down the walls we put around rape; but she can't break do...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1976, pp. 56-62
  43. The Rising Profits of Public Service
    Government salaries at the top levels have doubled since 1962, making disinterested pub...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1971, pp. 25-32
  44. On Political Books
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    Robert Kennedy, Good andBad (Review)
    The scum and glory of later Camelot.
    1. In Love With Night by Ronald Steel
    The Washington Monthly, January 2000, pp. 46-47
  45. Second Wind (1980)
    The Memoirs of an Opinionated Man
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
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    A Soldier's Story (Review)
    John Paul Vann's one-man war against the Viet Cong and the Pentagon symbolizes all that...
    1. A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan
    The Washington Monthly, October 1988, pp. 39-44
  47. Special Political Book Section
    The Sunday School Fascist
    J. Edgar Hoover's American Dream
    The Washington Monthly, April 1987, pp. 46-47
  48. The Sunny Side of the Energy Crisis
    In which Congress fails to see the light, but a great seer predicts salvation
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1974, pp. 14-23
  49. Taxpayers' Eve
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1973, pp. 70-73
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    The Ugly American and The Flexible Response (2 Reviews)
    Edward Lansdale and Maxwell Taylor were the intellectual fathers of our involvement in ...
    1. In the Midst of Wars by Edward G. Lansdale
    2. Swords and Plowshares by Maxwell D. Taylor
    The Washington Monthly, April 1972, pp. 55-62
  51. Uneasy Holiday
    The New Republic, February 3, 1986, pp. 22-27
  52. The Culture of Bureaucracy:
    We're All Working for the Penn Central
    The Washington Monthly, November 1970, pp. 8-22
  53. We're All Working For the Penn Central
    A journey through life at the government's frontier, starring SOHA, DETMAHOG, and other...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1973, pp. 44-51
  54. Why We Will Impeach Him
    A reluctant Congress moves grudgingly toward a decision it would prefer to avoid
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1974, pp. 23-36
  55. Features
    The Year the GOP Went South
    How the 1964 Republican convention changed the face of the GOP.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1998, pp. 34-35
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