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  1. About the Election
    Dissent, Fall 1988, p. 390
  2. Articles
    Acting Alone
    Dissent, Winter 2003, pp. 19-24
  3. Additional Letters
    Commentary, October 1993, pp. 13-26
  4. [+]
    The Adjuster (Review)
    American Studies, by Louis Menand
    1. American Studies by Louis Menand
    The New Republic, January 13, 2003, pp. 26-28
  5. [+]
    Advice to the Prince (Review)
    Power Rules, by Leslie H. Gelb
    1. Power Rules by Leslie H. Gelb
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 2009, pp. 4-7
  6. Notebook
    American Education
    Dissent, Fall 1988, pp. 477-480
  7. Movies
    [+]
    Angst-Pushers & Austenites (2 Reviews)
    Play It As It Lays; Chloe in the Afternoon
    1. Play It As It Lays (1972 Film) by Frank Perry
    2. Chloe in the Afternoon (1972 Film) by Eric Rohmer
    Dissent, Spring 1973, pp. 219-223
  8. [+]
    Answer, Heavenly Muse, Yes or No (Review)
    Mirabell: Books of Number, by James Merrill
    1. Mirabell: Books of Number by James Merrill
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1979, pp. 455-460
  9. [+]
    Art and Ideology (2 Reviews)
    The Politics of Twentieth-Century Novelists, by George A. Panichas
    1. The Politics of Twentieth-Century Novelists by George A. Panichas
    2. Politics and Film by Leif Furhammar and Folke Isaksson
    Commentary, April 1972, pp. 93-97
  10. [+]
    The Art of Conversation (Review)
    The Voice of Liberal Learning, by Michael Oakeshott and Timothy Fuller
    1. The Voice of Liberal Learning by Michael Oakeshott and Timothy Fuller
    The New Republic, July 10, 1989, pp. 33-35
  11. [+]
    The Art of Narcissism (Review)
    The Runaway Soul, by Harold Brodkey
    1. The Runaway Soul by Harold Brodkey
    The New Republic, January 27, 1992, pp. 30-32
  12. Movies
    [+]
    Bad Faith of Apocalypse Now (Review)
    Apocalypse Now (1979 Film), by Francis Ford Coppola
    1. Apocalypse Now (1979 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Dissent, Spring 1980, pp. 207-210
  13. [+]
    The Bell Jar (Review)
    The Silent Woman, by Janet Malcolm
    1. The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm
    The New Republic, June 6, 1994, pp. 34-37
  14. Movies
    [+]
    Bergman's Magic Flute (Review)
    The Magic Flute
    1. The Magic Flute (1975 Film) by Ingmar Bergman
    Dissent, Spring 1976, pp. 213-215
  15. Symposium:
    The Best Books You Haven't Read
    The American Conservative, December 2009, p. 18
  16. [+]
    Blinding Blandness (Review)
    The Language Police, by Diane Ravitch
    1. The Language Police by Diane Ravitch
    The New Republic, August 18, 2003, pp. 25-30
  17. Movies
    [+]
    Blood Orange, Violence in the Movies (3 Reviews)
    A Clockwork Orange; Straw Dogs; The Godfather
    1. A Clockwork Orange (1971 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Straw Dogs (1971 Film) by Sam Peckinpah
    3. The Godfather (1972 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    Dissent, Summer 1972, pp. 525-529
  18. [+]
    Character Revealed (Review)
    On Being Told that Her Second Husband Has Taken His First Lover, by Tess Slesinger
    1. On Being Told that Her Second Husband Has Taken His First Lover by Tess Slesinger
    Commentary, November 1971, pp. 100-106
  19. [+]
    The Co-President at Work (8 Reviews)
    The Dark Side, by Jane Mayer
    1. The Dark Side by Jane Mayer
    2. Angler by Barton Gellman
    3. The Way of the World by Ron Suskind
    4. Takeover by Charlie Savage
    5. What Happened by Scott McClellan
    6. The Bush Tragedy by Jacob Weisberg
    7. Cheney by Stephen F. Hayes
    8. The War Within by Bob Woodward
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2008, pp. 29-33
  20. Comments on the Canon
    A Reply
    Dissent, Spring 1990, pp. 256-290
  21. [+]
    Compromising Positions (Review)
    Elia Kazan: A Biography, by Richard Schickel
    1. Elia Kazan: A Biography by Richard Schickel
    The Nation, March 13, 2006, pp. 26-31
  22. [+]
    The Confessions of Bill (Review)
    The Clinton Tapes, by Taylor Branch
    1. The Clinton Tapes by Taylor Branch
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 2009, pp. 19-21
  23. Reagangate
    Contragate
    The Swill of Empire
    Dissent, Spring 1987, pp. 133-135
  24. [+]
    Critical Crochets (Review)
    Required Writing, by Philip Larkin
    1. Required Writing by Philip Larkin
    The New Republic, August 13, 1984, pp. 32-33
  25. Arguments
    Culturalism
    Dissent, Winter 1995, pp. 89-102
  26. [+]
    The Curveball of Karl Rove (Review)
    Courage and Consequence, by Karl Rove
    1. Courage and Consequence by Karl Rove
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 2010, pp. 18-20
  27. Democracy, Merit, and Presumptive Virtue
    Dissent, Fall 1997, pp. 63-68
  28. [+]
    Democratic Vistas (Review)
    O My Land, My Friends, by Brom Weber, Langdon Hammer, and Hart Crane
    1. O My Land, My Friends by Brom Weber, Langdon Hammer, and Hart Crane
    The New Republic, January 5, 1998, pp. 36-41
  29. The Disappearing Underground
    Dissent, Winter 2004, pp. 40-42
  30. Documentary in Search of a War
    Dissent, Fall 1975, pp. 395-399
  31. Movies
    [+]
    Documentary Now (2 Reviews)
    The Titicut Follies (1967 Film), by Frederick Wiseman
    1. The Titicut Follies (1967 Film) by Frederick Wiseman
    2. High School (1968 Film) by Frederick Wiseman
    Dissent, September 1971, pp. 507-512
  32. [+]
    Dover Beached (Review)
    God's Funeral, by A.N. Wilson
    1. God's Funeral by A.N. Wilson
    The New Republic, August 23, 1999, pp. 29-32
  33. Emerson's Ode to W.H. Channing
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1980, pp. 210-222
  34. "The End of Action"
    The New Republic, April 26, 1980, p. 36
  35. A Fateful Election
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 2008, pp. 4-5
  36. [+]
    The Fever Dream of Mrs. Stowe (Review)
    The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., ...
    1. The Annotated Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., ...
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2007, pp. 51-53
  37. [+]
    Fiction Roundup (4 Reviews)
    State of Grace, by Joy Williams
    1. State of Grace by Joy Williams
    2. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    3. The Hothouse by the East River by Muriel Spark
    4. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
    Commentary, September 1973, pp. 85-89
  38. The First 25 Years
    Dissent, Winter 1979, pp. 8-12
  39. [+]
    A Free Mind (Review)
    The Worm of Consciousness and Other Essays, by Nicola Chiaromonte and Miriam Chiaromonte
    1. The Worm of Consciousness and Other Essays by Nicola Chiaromonte and Miriam Chiaromonte
    Dissent, Fall 1976, pp. 443-445
  40. The Future of Tradition
    Dissent, Fall 1989, pp. 541-557
  41. Hazlitt: The Mind of a Critic (1984)
    4 Reviews
  42. Nukes, Oil, and Politics
    A High Standard of Dying
    Dissent, Summer 1979, pp. 271-273
  43. The Historic Election: Four Views
    The New York Review of Books, December 9, 2010, p. 58
  44. Reviews
    [+]
    A Hogshead of Sense (Review)
    Samuel Johnson, by W. Jackson Bate
    1. Samuel Johnson by W. Jackson Bate
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1978, pp. 491-499
  45. Movies
    [+]
    Hollywood Discovers "The Revolution" (Review)
    The Strawberry Statement
    1. The Strawberry Statement (1970 Film) by Stuart Hagmann
    Dissent, November 1970, pp. 569-573
  46. Movies
    Homage to Francois Truffaut
    Dissent, Winter 1974, pp. 97-98
  47. Joan Baez and Jane Fonda
    Dissent, Fall 1979, p. 390
  48. Movies
    [+]
    Killers of the Dream (4 Reviews)
    Chinatown; Badlands; The Conversation; The Great Gatsby
    1. Chinatown (1974 Film) by Roman Polanski
    2. Badlands (1973 Film) by Terrence Malick
    3. The Conversation (1974 Film) by Francis Ford Coppola
    4. The Great Gatsby (1974 Film) by Jack Clayton
    Dissent, Fall 1974, pp. 567-571
  49. [+]
    Killing With Kindness (Review)
    Freedom's Battle, by Gary J. Bass
    1. Freedom's Battle by Gary J. Bass
    The American Conservative, March 9, 2009, pp. 29-30
  50. Letters
    Commentary, May 1971, pp. 10-32
  51. Letters
    Commentary, October 1972, pp. 10-36
  52. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 17, 2008, pp. 61-64
  53. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, February 11, 2010, pp. 45-48
  54. [+]
    The Linear Canadian (Review)
    The Critical Path, by Northrop Frye
    1. The Critical Path by Northrop Frye
    The Nation, September 20, 1971, p. 247
  55. Literary Radicalism in America
    Dissent, Winter 1985, pp. 35-44
  56. Lysergic Gotterdammerung
    Commentary, December 1970, pp. 55-59
  57. [+]
    Maenads and Jihadis (2 Reviews)
    Holy Terror, by Terry Eagleton
    1. Holy Terror by Terry Eagleton
    2. Dying to Win by Robert A. Pape
    The New Republic, January 23, 2006, pp. 27-30
  58. [+]
    The Man Without Qualities (Review)
    The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri
    1. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    The Nation, October 27, 2003, pp. 36-38
  59. [+]
    Master of Regret (Review)
    Hazlitt, by Stanley Jones
    1. Hazlitt by Stanley Jones
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1991, pp. 51-54
  60. Movies
    [+]
    Melodrama and History (Review)
    The Last Metro
    1. The Last Metro (1980 Film) by Francois Truffaut
    Dissent, Fall 1981, pp. 484-486
  61. [+]
    Miss Morals (Review)
    Jane Austen, by Tony Tanner
    1. Jane Austen by Tony Tanner
    The New Republic, May 18, 1987, pp. 36-39
  62. Moral Education in the Age of Reagan
    Dissent, Fall 1986, pp. 447-469
  63. Mr. Kristol Enlightens the Europeans
    Dissent, Fall 1985, pp. 396-398
  64. Necessary Anger
    Dissent, Summer 2003, pp. 7-9
  65. Nuclear War Gossip
    Dissent, Winter 1982, pp. 6-8
  66. On a Picture of Echo and Narcissus
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1981, p. 386
  67. On Empire, Liberty, and Reform (2000)
    Speeches and Letters
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  68. Our Outrages in Nicaragua
    Dissent, Winter 1985, p. 12
  69. Panthers & Bulldogs Revisited
    Dissent, Fall 1977, pp. 399-407
  70. Books
    [+]
    A Passion for Politics (Review)
    Never Stop Running, by William H. Chafe
    1. Never Stop Running by William H. Chafe
    Dissent, Fall 1994, pp. 550-556
  71. Poems
    Kickapoo War Dance
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1977, p. 409
  72. [+]
    A Poet and Power (2 Reviews)
    The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy, by Geoffrey Hill
    1. The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy by Geoffrey Hill
    2. The Lords of Limit by Geoffrey Hill
    The New Republic, September 16, 1985, p. 43
  73. [+]
    Poetry Collecting (Review)
    The Voice that is Great Within Us, by Hayden Carruth
    1. The Voice that is Great Within Us by Hayden Carruth
    Commentary, February 1971, pp. 88-91
  74. The Poetry of Allen Grossman
    The New Republic, December 18, 1976, pp. 24-25
  75. [+]
    The Poet's Burden (2 Reviews)
    What Is Found There, by Adrienne Rich
    1. What Is Found There by Adrienne Rich
    2. Collected Early Poems: 1950-1970 by Adrienne Rich
    The New Republic, November 8, 1993, pp. 33-37
  76. Politics by Other Means (1992)
    Higher Education and Group Thinking
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  77. [+]
    'The Poor Wake Up Quickly' (2 Reviews)
    The Night Mirror, by John Hollander
    1. The Night Mirror by John Hollander
    2. The Typewriter Revolution, and Other Poems by D.J. Enright
    The Nation, December 6, 1971, p. 599
  78. Privacy
    Dissent, Winter 1999, pp. 24-28
  79. [+]
    The Professor of Necessity (Review)
    The Ideologies of Theory: Essays, 1971-1986, by Fredric Jameson
    1. The Ideologies of Theory: Essays, 1971-1986 by Fredric Jameson
    The New Republic, February 19, 1990, p. 34
  80. [+]
    Ragged Dick (Review)
    Dirty Tricks, by John D. Seelye
    1. Dirty Tricks by John D. Seelye
    Dissent, Fall 1974, pp. 586-587
  81. Observations
    Reading Robert Lowell
    Commentary, August 1971, pp. 78-83
  82. [+]
    Reasoning with Unreason (Review)
    Push Comes to Shove, by Steven Kelman
    1. Push Comes to Shove by Steven Kelman
    The New Republic, September 26, 1970, p. 26
  83. The Rebel Germ
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 2010, pp. 4-9
  84. [+]
    A Regular Joe (Review)
    Once More Around the Block, by Joseph Epstein
    1. Once More Around the Block by Joseph Epstein
    The New Republic, June 8, 1987, p. 45
  85. Remembering Irving Howe
    Dissent, Fall 1993, pp. 523-524
  86. Remembering Mike
    Dissent, Winter 1990, p. 106
  87. Revisiting the New Critics
    Commentary, November 1972, pp. 79-81
  88. Right Reflections
    The American Conservative, May 18, 2009, pp. 11-12
  89. The Right's Choice of Words
    Dissent, Spring 1995, pp. 164-166
  90. [+]
    Romantics and Revolutionaries (Review)
    The Romantics, by E.P. Thompson and Dorothy Thompson
    1. The Romantics by E.P. Thompson and Dorothy Thompson
    Dissent, Winter 1998, pp. 128-133
  91. [+]
    The Roughs and Beards (Review)
    Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry, by Robert Pinsky
    1. Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry by Robert Pinsky
    The New Republic, October 28, 2002, pp. 25-28
  92. The Sad Story of Gene McCarthy
    Dissent, Winter 1981, pp. 12-14
  93. [+]
    Say It Again, Sam (Review)
    The Oxford Book of Aphorisms, by John Gross
    1. The Oxford Book of Aphorisms by John Gross
    The New Republic, February 6, 1984, pp. 36-37
  94. Sex in the Head
    Dissent, Fall 1973, pp. 423-429
  95. Solzhenitsyn and Freedom of the Press
    Dissent, Fall 1978, p. 377
  96. Some American Masks
    Dissent, Winter 1973, pp. 35-45
  97. Notebook
    The Strangeness of Free Speech
    Dissent, Fall 1996, pp. 117-119
  98. [+]
    Sure (Review)
    Contingencies of Value, by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
    1. Contingencies of Value by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
    The New Republic, December 12, 1988, pp. 38-39
  99. Taking Positions on the Gulf War
    Dissent, Spring 1991, p. 155
  100. Movies
    [+]
    Trash, Art, and Critics (3 Reviews)
    2001; Easy Rider; Five Easy Pieces
    1. 2001 - A Space Odyssey~~Two Thousand and One - A Space Odyssey (1965 Film) by Stanley Kubrick
    2. Easy Rider (1969 Film) by Dennis Hopper
    3. Five Easy Pieces (1970 Film) by Bob Rafelson
    Dissent, May 1971, pp. 267-271
  101. [+]
    Tribute to a Critic (Review)
    Letters on Literature and Politics, 1912-1972, by Edmund Wilson and Elena Wilson
    1. Letters on Literature and Politics, 1912-1972 by Edmund Wilson and Elena Wilson
    Dissent, Winter 1979, pp. 111-114
  102. [+]
    The Un-American Mind (Review)
    Giants and Dwarfs, by Allan Bloom
    1. Giants and Dwarfs by Allan Bloom
    The New Republic, January 28, 1991, pp. 26-29
  103. [+]
    Unsentimental Education (Review)
    High School II (1994 Film), by Frederick Wiseman
    1. High School II (1994 Film) by Frederick Wiseman
    The New Republic, September 19, 1994, pp. 39-43
  104. [+]
    Verse Chronicle (13 Reviews)
    Geography III, by Elizabeth Bishop
    1. Geography III by Elizabeth Bishop
    2. The Compass Flower by W.S. Merwin
    3. Away by Robert Creeley
    4. Waiting for the King of Spain by Diane Wakoski
    5. Selected Poems by Lucien Stryk
    6. Behind the Eyes by Edgell Rickword
    7. Collected Poems, 1936-1976 by Robert Francis
    8. New Collected Poems by Robert Graves
    9. The Faber Book of Irish Verse by John Montague
    10. Lucretius: The Poem on Nature by C.H. Sisson and Lucretius
    11. Selected Poems, 1923-1975 by Robert Penn Warren
    12. Moon-Whales, and Other Moon Poems by Ted Hughes
    13. Keeping Time by Judith Moffett
    The Hudson Review, Summer 1977, pp. 279-292
  105. [+]
    Victoria's Secret (Review)
    The De-Moralization of Society, by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    1. The De-Moralization of Society by Gertrude Himmelfarb
    The New Republic, May 15, 1995, pp. 28-34
  106. Articles
    "Walden Is Alive Again"
    Dissent, Spring 1972, pp. 326-336
  107. [+]
    The Way to Autumn (Review)
    The Odes of John Keats, by Helen Vendler
    1. The Odes of John Keats by Helen Vendler
    The New Republic, December 5, 1983, pp. 34-37
  108. William Cobbett, Reformer
    A great English writer, he was the Orwell of his age
    The New Republic, December 13, 1982, pp. 29-34
  109. A Word on the Calley Case
    Dissent, July 1971, pp. 329-330
  110. [+]
    The Young Republic (Review)
    The Sibling Society, by Robert Bly
    1. The Sibling Society by Robert Bly
    The New Republic, September 16, 1996, pp. 31-33
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