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  1. Africa's Answer to Schweitzer
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1966, pp. 68-71
  2. [+]
    The Afrikaner Mentality (Review)
    Waiting: The Whites of South Africa, by Vincent Crapanzano
    1. Waiting: The Whites of South Africa by Vincent Crapanzano
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1985, pp. 100-103
  3. Albert Camus of Europe and Asia (1970)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  4. America First
    The New York Review of Books, January 29, 1970, pp. 8-14
  5. American Identities
    The Partisan Review, Summer 1994, pp. 485-492
  6. Ancestral Voices (1995)
    Religion and Nationalism in Ireland
    1 Review
  7. [+]
    Anti-Barbarian (Review)
    The Gentle Barbarian, by V.S. Pritchett
    1. The Gentle Barbarian by V.S. Pritchett
    The New York Review of Books, September 15, 1977, pp. 37-38
  8. The Anti-Politics of Simone Weil
    The New York Review of Books, May 12, 1977, pp. 23-28
  9. Better But Not All Better
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1992, pp. 72-82
  10. [+]
    Beware of Melancholy (6 Reviews)
    Against the World, by Douglas Brown
    1. Against the World by Douglas Brown
    2. African Opposition in South Africa by Edward Feit
    3. The Separated People by E.J. Kahn, Jr.
    4. The Seeds of Disaster by John Laurence
    5. The Long View by Alan Paton and Edward Callan
    6. Rhodesia: Crisis of Color by Theodore Bull
    The New York Review of Books, November 7, 1968, pp. 18-22
  11. Biafra Revisited
    The New York Review of Books, May 22, 1969, pp. 15-18
  12. [+]
    Blood on the Border (Review)
    Nothing Happens in Carmincross, by Benedict Kiely
    1. Nothing Happens in Carmincross by Benedict Kiely
    The New York Review of Books, May 8, 1986, p. 42
  13. [+]
    Bloody Business (Review)
    Political Murder: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism, by Franklin L. Ford
    1. Political Murder: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism by Franklin L. Ford
    The New Republic, December 2, 1985, pp. 34-37
  14. [+]
    Buried Lives (2 Reviews)
    The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. I, by Nicholas Canny
    1. The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. I by Nicholas Canny
    2. The Oxford History of the British Empire, Vol. II by Peter James Marshall
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1999, pp. 78-82
  15. Burke, Ireland, and America
    National Review, September 15, 1997, pp. 35-41
  16. Men & Ideas
    Burke's Great Melody
    Encounter, February 1989, pp. 30-36
  17. Camus, Algeria, and The Fall
    The New York Review of Books, October 9, 1969, pp. 6-11
  18. Books
    [+]
    The Cant of Pity (Review)
    The Tears of the White Man, by Pascal Bruckner
    1. The Tears of the White Man by Pascal Bruckner
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1986, pp. 101-102
  19. [+]
    The Charms of Certitude (Review)
    How Democracies Perish, by Jean-Francois Revel
    1. How Democracies Perish by Jean-Francois Revel
    The New York Review of Books, January 17, 1985, pp. 21-22
  20. [+]
    Confessions of the Last American (Review)
    The Armies of the Night, by Norman Mailer
    1. The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer
    The New York Review of Books, June 20, 1968, pp. 16-17
  21. Conor Cruise O'Brien: An Anthology (1994)
    3 Reviews
  22. The Counter-Revolutionary Reflex
    Commonweal, March 3, 1967, pp. 619-620
  23. [+]
    The Decline and Fall of the French Revolution (Review)
    A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution, by Francois Furet and Mona Ozouf
    1. A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution by Francois Furet and Mona Ozouf
    The New York Review of Books, February 15, 1990, pp. 46-51
  24. The Dublin Barfly's Book of Etiquette
    The Saturday Review, September 12, 1970, pp. 44-45
  25. The Election and the Future: A Symposium
    The Pragmatist
    The New York Review of Books, December 22, 1988, p. 23
  26. [+]
    'Elusive Mr. P.' (Review)
    Charles Stewart Parnell, by F.S.L. Lyons
    1. Charles Stewart Parnell by F.S.L. Lyons
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1977, pp. 19-21
  27. The End of White Rule?
    The New York Review of Books, March 9, 1978, pp. 21-27
  28. [+]
    The Fall of Africa (Review)
    The First Dance of Freedom, by Martin Meredith
    1. The First Dance of Freedom by Martin Meredith
    The New Republic, March 18, 1985, pp. 31-34
  29. [+]
    The Fall (Review)
    The First Man, by Albert Camus and Catherine Camus
    1. The First Man by Albert Camus and Catherine Camus
    The New Republic, October 16, 1995, pp. 42-46
  30. Forum: Prophets of the Holy Land
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1984, p. 42
  31. The Four Horsemen
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1981, pp. 14-21
  32. [+]
    A Funny Sort of God (2 Reviews)
    The Honorary Consul, by Graham Greene
    1. The Honorary Consul by Graham Greene
    2. Collected Stories by Graham Greene
    The New York Review of Books, October 18, 1973, pp. 56-58
  33. Articles
    The Future of 'the West'
    The National Interest, Winter 1992, pp. 3-10
  34. The Gentle Nietzscheans
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1970, pp. 12-16
  35. God and Man in Nicaragua
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1986, pp. 50-55
  36. God Land (1988)
    Reflections on Religion and Nationalism
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  37. The Great Melody (1992)
    A Thematic Biography and Commented Anthology of Edmund Burke
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  38. [+]
    The Green Haze (Review)
    The American Connection, by Jack Holland
    1. The American Connection by Jack Holland
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1987, pp. 89-90
  39. [+]
    Greene's Castle (Review)
    The Human Factor, by Graham Greene
    1. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
    The New York Review of Books, June 1, 1978, pp. 3-5
  40. Herod: Reflections on Political Violence (1978)
    1 Review
  41. Holy War
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 1969, pp. 9-15
  42. Holy War Against India
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1988, pp. 54-57
  43. [+]
    How Hot Was Chile? (Review)
    The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende, by Nathaniel Davis
    1. The Last Two Years of Salvador Allende by Nathaniel Davis
    The New Republic, August 26, 1985, pp. 34-35
  44. [+]
    How Long Can They Last? (3 Reviews)
    Why South Africa Will Survive, by Lewis H. Gann and Peter Duignan
    1. Why South Africa Will Survive by Lewis H. Gann and Peter Duignan
    2. South Africa: Time Running Out by The Foreign Policy Study Foundation
    3. The Crisis in South Africa by John S. Saul and Stephen Gelb
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1981, pp. 26-33
  45. How to Recapture Selective Memories
    The Partisan Review, Winter 2001, pp. 104-109
  46. Innocent America, Wicked World
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1980, pp. 32-36
  47. [+]
    International Episodes (Review)
    Present History, by Theodore Draper
    1. Present History by Theodore Draper
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1983, pp. 10-13
  48. [+]
    Inventing Britain (Review)
    Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837, by Linda Colley
    1. Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 by Linda Colley
    The New Republic, March 8, 1993, pp. 37-39
  49. [+]
    Ireland: Dying for Bones (2 Reviews)
    The Green Flag, by Robert Kee
    1. The Green Flag by Robert Kee
    2. Towards a New Ireland by Garret FitzGerald
    The New York Review of Books, January 25, 1973, pp. 36-38
  50. [+]
    Ireland: The Mirage of Peace (Review)
    Bobby Sands and the Tragedy of Northern Ireland, by John M. Feehan
    1. Bobby Sands and the Tragedy of Northern Ireland by John M. Feehan
    The New York Review of Books, April 24, 1986, pp. 40-45
  51. [+]
    Ireland: The Shirt of Nessus (Review)
    Irish Nationalism, by Sean Cronin
    1. Irish Nationalism by Sean Cronin
    The New York Review of Books, April 29, 1982, pp. 30-33
  52. The Irish Troubles
    Boys in the Back Room
    The New York Review of Books, April 8, 1971, pp. 35-38
  53. An Irish Voice against Terrorism
    Dissent, Summer 1975, pp. 230-237
  54. An Irishman at Large in the U.S.A.
    The Saturday Review, March 12, 1966, pp. 59-63
  55. [+]
    Israel in Embryo (Review)
    The High Walls of Jerusalem, by Ronald Sanders
    1. The High Walls of Jerusalem by Ronald Sanders
    The New York Review of Books, March 15, 1984, pp. 34-37
  56. Joyce's Ireland
    The Saturday Review, March 11, 1967, pp. 56-57
  57. To Katanga and Back (1963)
    A UN Case History
    7 Reviews, 2 Readable
  58. [+]
    Keeping Up with the Shaws (Review)
    Bernard Shaw, Vol. I, by Michael Holroyd
    1. Bernard Shaw, Vol. I by Michael Holroyd
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1988, pp. 3-6
  59. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 16, 1969, pp. 36-40
  60. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 19, 1969, pp. 38-40
  61. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 13, 1969, pp. 41-44
  62. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 30, 1974, pp. 44-48
  63. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 10, 1983, pp. 60-64
  64. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 26, 1986, pp. 45-48
  65. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 26, 1989, pp. 68-72
  66. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1990, pp. 60-64
  67. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 28, 1990, pp. 60-64
  68. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, November 22, 1990, pp. 52-56
  69. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 5, 1991, pp. 57-60
  70. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, January 28, 1993, pp. 45-48
  71. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 15, 2000, pp. 80-84
  72. The Liberal Pope
    The New York Review of Books, October 10, 1985, pp. 13-14
  73. Liberalism and Terror
    National Review, April 22, 1996, pp. 29-33
  74. Liberty & Terror
    Encounter, October 1977, pp. 34-41
  75. The Long Affair (1996)
    Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785-1800
    9 Reviews, 4 Readable
  76. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    "Losing Our Cool"---in Ghana (Review)
    The Rise and Fall of Kwame Nkrumah, by Henry L. Bretton
    1. The Rise and Fall of Kwame Nkrumah by Henry L. Bretton
    The Nation, March 6, 1967, pp. 309-310
  77. A Lost Chance to Save the Jews?
    The New York Review of Books, April 27, 1989, pp. 27-35
  78. Maria Cross (1963)
    Imaginative Patterns in a Group of Catholic Writers
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  79. Memoir: My Life and Themes (2000)
    4 Reviews
  80. [+]
    Mission Impossible (Review)
    The "Other" State Department, by Arnold Beichman
    1. The "Other" State Department by Arnold Beichman
    The New York Review of Books, November 21, 1968, pp. 8-9
  81. The Morality of Scholarship (1968)
    1 Review
  82. [+]
    Mr. Africa (Review)
    The Founder: Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power, by Robert I. Rotberg
    1. The Founder: Cecil Rhodes and the Pursuit of Power by Robert I. Rotberg
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1988, pp. 92-94
  83. Murderous Angels (1968)
    A Political Tragedy and Comedy in Black and White
    2 Reviews
  84. Nationalists and Democrats
    The New York Review of Books, August 15, 1991, pp. 29-31
  85. Books and the Arts
    [+]
    The Neurosis of Colonialism (Review)
    The Wretched of the Earth, by Frantz Fanon
    1. The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
    The Nation, June 21, 1965, pp. 674-675
  86. A New Ireland?
    The New York Review of Books, October 7, 1993, pp. 38-42
  87. [+]
    Nice Nazi (Review)
    The Good Nazi, by Dan Van Der Vat
    1. The Good Nazi by Dan Van Der Vat
    National Review, November 10, 1997, p. 53
  88. [+]
    Nobs and Snobs (Review)
    Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years, 1903-1939, by Martin Stannard
    1. Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years, 1903-1939 by Martin Stannard
    The New York Review of Books, February 4, 1988, pp. 3-7
  89. Notes & Dispatches
    Police Powers
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 2001, pp. 38-39
  90. [+]
    Odd Man Out (Review)
    Breaking With Moscow, by Arkady N. Shevchenko
    1. Breaking With Moscow by Arkady N. Shevchenko
    The New York Review of Books, April 11, 1985, pp. 3-6
  91. On the Eve of the Millennium (1995)
    The Future of Democracy Through an Age of Unreason
    4 Reviews
  92. On the Rights of Minorities
    Commentary, June 1973, pp. 46-50
  93. On the Scene
    German Horse, French Rider
    National Review, May 28, 1990, p. 19
  94. On the Scene
    Peace Comes Dropping Hard
    National Review, September 12, 1994, pp. 24-25
  95. On the Scene
    The Wearing of the Greenbacks
    National Review, April 17, 1995, pp. 26-27
  96. On the Scene
    Spring Surprise
    National Review, January 23, 1995, pp. 22-23
  97. On Violence and Terror
    Dissent, Fall 1977, pp. 433-435
  98. [+]
    Paradise Lost (Review)
    The Crooked Timber of Humanity, by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
    1. The Crooked Timber of Humanity by Isaiah Berlin and Henry Hardy
    The New York Review of Books, April 25, 1991, pp. 52-59
  99. Parnell and His Party, 1880-90 (1957)
    4 Reviews
  100. Passion and Cunning (1988)
    Essays on Nationalism, Terrorism and Revolution
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  101. The Patriot Game
    National Review, April 26, 1993, pp. 34-37
  102. [+]
    Patriot Games (Review)
    In the Name of the Father (1993 Film), by Jim Sheridan
    1. In the Name of the Father (1993 Film) by Jim Sheridan
    The New Republic, May 9, 1994, pp. 28-29
  103. Personal File: Two Deaths in Rathmines
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1999, pp. 44-49
  104. [+]
    Picture of Dorian Gray (Review)
    The Backbench Diaries of Richard Crossman, by Janet Morgan and R.H.S. Crossman
    1. The Backbench Diaries of Richard Crossman by Janet Morgan and R.H.S. Crossman
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1981, pp. 3-5
  105. The Politics of Poetry
    The Washington Monthly, March 1971, pp. 46-53
  106. Postcard South Africa
    Timing Is Everything
    The New Republic, December 1, 1986, pp. 9-11
  107. Postcard South Africa
    Boycott Buster
    The New Republic, November 3, 1986, p. 12
  108. Postcard South Africa
    Camouflage Apartheid
    The New Republic, October 13, 1986, pp. 14-15
  109. Postcard South Africa
    Tutu's Enthronment
    The New Republic, October 27, 1986, pp. 9-10
  110. [+]
    The President's Constituency (3 Reviews)
    Can American Democracy Survive Cold War?, by Harry Howe Ransom
    1. Can American Democracy Survive Cold War? by Harry Howe Ransom
    2. The Strategy of Subversion by Paul W. Blackstock
    3. The Invisible Government by David Wise and Thomas B. Ross
    The New Republic, August 21, 1965, pp. 28-31
  111. Random Experiences of a Small-Boat Magellan
    The Living Age, August 29, 1925, pp. 455-458
  112. Readings
    The Specter of Nationalism
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1988, pp. 16-18
  113. Readings
    Toward European Disunion
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1992, pp. 18-21
  114. Readings
    Germany Resurgent
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1993, pp. 15-17
  115. [+]
    Reflections on Terrorism (5 Reviews)
    On Revolt: Strategies of National Liberation, by J. Bowyer Bell
    1. On Revolt: Strategies of National Liberation by J. Bowyer Bell
    2. Transnational Terror by J. Bowyer Bell
    3. Terrorists and Terrorism by Edward S. Hyams
    4. Revolutionary Guerrilla Warfare by Sam C. Sarkesian
    5. Vigilante Politics by H. Jon Rosenbaum and Peter C. Sederberg
    The New York Review of Books, September 16, 1976, pp. 44-48
  116. A Reply
    Encounter, April 1983, p. 85
  117. Reports & Comment
    Bosnia: Hands Off
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1992, pp. 34-37
  118. Rocky Road to Dublin (1967 Film)
  119. The Roots of My Preoccupations
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1994, pp. 73-83
  120. [+]
    The Roots of Terrorism (Review)
    The Terror Network, by Claire Sterling
    1. The Terror Network by Claire Sterling
    The New Republic, July 25, 1981, p. 29
  121. [+]
    Satirical Pastoral (Review)
    The Triumph, by John Kenneth Galbraith
    1. The Triumph by John Kenneth Galbraith
    The New York Review of Books, April 25, 1968, pp. 19-21
  122. The Siege (1986)
    The Saga of Israel and Zionism
    7 Reviews, 2 Readable
  123. South Africa
    An Ominous Lull
    The New York Review of Books, September 27, 1979, pp. 28-30
  124. States of Ireland (1972)
    4 Reviews
  125. The Story of Ireland (1972)
    2 Reviews
  126. [+]
    A Tale of Two Nations (Review)
    Ulster: Conflict and Consent, by Tom Wilson
    1. Ulster: Conflict and Consent by Tom Wilson
    The New York Review of Books, July 19, 1990, pp. 33-36
  127. [+]
    The Talk of Dublin (Review)
    The Gonne-Yeats Letters, 1893-1938, by Anna MacBride White, A. Norman Jeffares, and W.B...
    1. The Gonne-Yeats Letters, 1893-1938 by Anna MacBride White, A. Norman Jeffares, and W.B. Yeats, ...
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1993, pp. 117-120
  128. The Theater of Southern Africa
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1978, pp. 33-37
  129. Thinking About Terrorism
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1986, pp. 62-63
  130. [+]
    This Is the End (Review)
    The End of the Twentieth Century, by John Lukacs
    1. The End of the Twentieth Century by John Lukacs
    National Review, March 29, 1993, p. 65
  131. Thomas Jefferson: Radical and Racist
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1996, pp. 53-76
  132. [+]
    Three Who Made a Revolution (3 Reviews)
    Chaim Weizmann: The Making of a Zionist Leader, by Jehuda Reinharz
    1. Chaim Weizmann: The Making of a Zionist Leader by Jehuda Reinharz
    2. Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs by Shabtai Teveth
    3. Berl: The Biography of a Socialist Zionist by Anita Shapira
    The New Republic, June 17, 1985, pp. 25-30
  133. Timerman's Long War
    Encounter, January 1983, pp. 49-53
  134. Track II
    The hopeless quest for a Palestinian settlement
    The New Republic, September 30, 1991, p. 10
  135. [+]
    Trop de Zele (Review)
    The Bloody Crossroads, by Norman Podhoretz
    1. The Bloody Crossroads by Norman Podhoretz
    The New York Review of Books, October 9, 1986, pp. 11-14
  136. Twentieth-Century Witness
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1994, pp. 49-75
  137. [+]
    Two Edmund Burkes? (Review)
    The Rage of Edmund Burke, by Isaac Kramnick
    1. The Rage of Edmund Burke by Isaac Kramnick
    The New York Review of Books, September 29, 1977, pp. 3-7
  138. U.N. Theater
    The New Republic, November 4, 1985, pp. 17-18
  139. [+]
    An Ulster Fable (Review)
    World Without End, Amen, by Jimmy Breslin
    1. World Without End, Amen by Jimmy Breslin
    The New York Review of Books, February 21, 1974, pp. 13-14
  140. The United Nations: Sacred Drama (1968)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  141. [+]
    Unreliable Witness (Review)
    The Longest War, by Jacobo Timerman
    1. The Longest War by Jacobo Timerman
    The New Republic, January 24, 1983, pp. 37-42
  142. A Vindication of Edmund Burke
    National Review, December 17, 1990, pp. 28-35
  143. Violence in Ireland
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1971, pp. 34-35
  144. Violence in Ireland
    Another Algeria?
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1971, pp. 17-19
  145. Virtue & Terror
    The New York Review of Books, September 26, 1985, pp. 28-30
  146. Voyage and Discovery (1933)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  147. [+]
    Waiting for Revolution (Review)
    Burger's Daughter, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. Burger's Daughter by Nadine Gordimer
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1979, pp. 27-31
  148. What Can Become of South Africa?
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1986, pp. 41-60
  149. What's Happening to America (Round II)
    The Partisan Review, Spring 1967, pp. 254-263
  150. Why Israel Can't Take "Bold Steps" for Peace
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1985, pp. 45-57
  151. [+]
    Wishful Thinking (Review)
    The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951, by William Roger Louis
    1. The British Empire in the Middle East, 1945-1951 by William Roger Louis
    The New York Review of Books, February 28, 1985, pp. 9-11
  152. Reviews
    [+]
    The Wrath of Ages (2 Reviews)
    The Wrath of Nations, by William Pfaff
    1. The Wrath of Nations by William Pfaff
    2. Liberal Nationalism by Yael Tamir
    Foreign Affairs, November 1993, pp. 142-149
  153. Writers and Politics (1965)
    Essays and Criticism
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  154. No Items Found