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  1. All Art Is Propaganda (2008)
    Critical Essays
    1 Review
  2. [+]
    Alone in Africa (Review)
    Whites, by Norman Rush
    1. Whites by Norman Rush
    The Nation, May 24, 1986, pp. 738-744
  3. Annals of Politics
    A Democratic World
    The New Yorker, February 16, 2004, pp. 100-109
  4. The Assassins' Gate (2005)
    America in Iraq
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  5. Blood of the Liberals (2000)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  6. Borderline Cases
    Mirror Images of Ghana and Togo
    The Nation, March 8, 1986, pp. 266-267
  7. Cambodia
    Dissent, Winter 1991, pp. 29-30
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    Children of Paradise (Review)
    Cold New World, by William Finnegan
    1. Cold New World by William Finnegan
    Dissent, Summer 1998, pp. 104-107
  9. Articles
    Choke Hold on Haiti
    Dissent, Summer 1993, pp. 297-308
  10. Class Interest, Liberal Style
    Dissent, Winter 1992, pp. 51-56
  11. A Democracy of Guns and Spirits
    Dissent, Fall 1994, pp. 528-538
  12. [+]
    Eternal Africa (Review)
    The Shadow of the Sun, by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    1. The Shadow of the Sun by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    The American Scholar, Summer 2001, pp. 140-142
  13. Facing Unpleasant Facts (2008)
    Narrative Essays
    1 Review
  14. The Fight Is for Democracy (2003)
    Winning the War of Ideas in America and the World
    1 Review
  15. [+]
    Fighting Faiths (3 Reviews)
    The Good Fight, by Peter Beinart
    1. The Good Fight by Peter Beinart
    2. House of War by James Carroll
    3. Uberpower: The Imperial Temptation of America by Josef Joffe
    The New Yorker, July 10, 2006, pp. 93-97
  16. Notebook
    The Film Visions of John Sayles and Oliver Stone
    Dissent, Summer 1997, pp. 105-108
  17. Notebook
    Gambling in America
    Dissent, Summer 1995, pp. 393-396
  18. Growing up Liberal
    Dissent, Summer 2000, pp. 71-75
  19. Haiti
    Dissent, Winter 1994, pp. 41-42
  20. In the Slums of Manila
    Can the Poor Find Their Voices?
    Dissent, Fall 1988, pp. 422-429
  21. Exchange
    Intervention & Its Discontents
    The Nation, November 29, 2004, p. 2
  22. Justice on a Hill
    Genocide Trials in Rwanda
    Dissent, Spring 2002, pp. 59-72
  23. The Last Page
    Dissent, Spring 1998, pp. 128-130
  24. Books
    [+]
    Left-Wing Snobs (4 Reviews)
    Hotel America, by Lewis H. Lapham
    1. Hotel America by Lewis H. Lapham
    2. The Wish for Kings by Lewis H. Lapham and Lewis H. Lapman
    3. Palimpsest by Gore Vidal
    4. United States by Gore Vidal
    Dissent, Fall 1996, pp. 123-127
  25. [+]
    Less Brains, Better Legs (Review)
    A Theft, by Saul Bellow
    1. A Theft by Saul Bellow
    The Nation, May 15, 1989, p. 674
  26. Letter from Athens
    The Playing Field
    The New Yorker, August 30, 2004, pp. 42-47
  27. Letter from Baghdad
    War After the War
    The New Yorker, November 24, 2003, pp. 58-75
  28. Letter from Baghdad
    Caught in the Crossfire
    The New Yorker, May 17, 2004, pp. 62-73
  29. Letter from Basra
    Testing Ground
    The New Yorker, February 28, 2005, pp. 36-45
  30. Letter from Iraq
    The Lesson of Tal Afar
    The New Yorker, April 10, 2006, pp. 48-61
  31. Letter from Ivory Coast
    Gangsta War
    The New Yorker, November 3, 2003, pp. 68-77
  32. Letter from Rangoon
    Drowning
    The New Yorker, August 25, 2008, pp. 40-53
  33. Letter from Sudan
    The Moderate Martyr
    The New Yorker, September 11, 2006, pp. 60-69
  34. [+]
    Making Genocide Thinkable (Review)
    When Victims Become Killers, by Mahmood Mamdani
    1. When Victims Become Killers by Mahmood Mamdani
    Dissent, Summer 2001, pp. 105-108
  35. [+]
    Manifest Destiny (Review)
    My Son's Story, by Nadine Gordimer
    1. My Son's Story by Nadine Gordimer
    The Nation, December 17, 1990, pp. 777-779
  36. [+]
    The Novel as Counterhistory (Review)
    Underworld, by Don DeLillo
    1. Underworld by Don DeLillo
    Dissent, Winter 1998, pp. 124-127
  37. [+]
    The Novels, the Mob, and Morrison (6 Reviews)
    Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
    1. Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
    2. Tar Baby by Toni Morrison
    3. Beloved by Toni Morrison
    4. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    5. Jazz by Toni Morrison
    6. Sula by Toni Morrison
    Dissent, Summer 1994, pp. 426-429
  38. Books & the Arts
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    On the Edge of Silence (3 Reviews)
    White Boy Running, by Christopher Hope
    1. White Boy Running by Christopher Hope
    2. White Writing by J.M. Coetzee
    3. The Essential Gesture by Nadine Gordimer and Stephen Clingman
    The Nation, December 26, 1988, pp. 724-727
  39. [+]
    Orwell as Propagandist (Review)
    George Orwell: The Lost Writings, by W.J. West and George Orwell
    1. George Orwell: The Lost Writings by W.J. West and George Orwell
    Dissent, Winter 1987, pp. 124-125
  40. Comments and Opinions
    Political Prescriptions and Fuzzy Thinking
    Dissent, Fall 1997, pp. 5-7
  41. The Political Scene
    The Fall of Conservativism
    The New Yorker, May 26, 2008, pp. 46-52
  42. The Political Scene
    The New Liberalism
    The New Yorker, November 17, 2008, pp. 84-91
  43. [+]
    The Poor and Us (2 Reviews)
    If You Came This Way, by Peter Davis
    1. If You Came This Way by Peter Davis
    2. The War Against the Poor by Herbert J. Gans
    Dissent, Winter 1996, pp. 119-121
  44. [+]
    Refractions (Review)
    In the Skin of a Lion, by Michael Ondaatje
    1. In the Skin of a Lion by Michael Ondaatje
    The Nation, October 17, 1987, p. 421
  45. Remembering Irving Howe
    Dissent, Fall 1993, p. 544
  46. A Reporter At Large
    The Children of Freetown
    The New Yorker, January 13, 2003, pp. 50-61
  47. A Reporter At Large
    The Next Iraqi War?
    The New Yorker, October 4, 2004, pp. 64-77
  48. A Reporter At Large
    The Home Front
    The New Yorker, July 4, 2005, pp. 48-51
  49. A Reporter At Large
    Knowing the Enemy
    The New Yorker, December 18, 2006, pp. 60-65
  50. A Reporter At Large
    The Megacity
    The New Yorker, November 13, 2006, pp. 62-71
  51. A Reporter At Large
    Betrayed
    The New Yorker, March 26, 2007, pp. 52-67
  52. A Reporter At Large
    Planning for Defeat
    The New Yorker, September 17, 2007, pp. 56-59
  53. A Reporter At Large
    The Hardest Vote
    The New Yorker, October 13, 2008, pp. 60-73
  54. A Reporter At Large
    The Ponzi State
    The New Yorker, February 9, 2009, pp. 80-87
  55. A Reporter At Large
    The Last Mission
    The New Yorker, September 28, 2009, pp. 38-45
  56. Books & the Arts
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    Reports From the Inside (2 Reviews)
    Mating Birds, by Lewis Nkosi
    1. Mating Birds by Lewis Nkosi
    2. Fools and Other Stories by Njabulo S. Ndebele
    The Nation, November 22, 1986, pp. 570-573
  57. [+]
    Robert Stone: The Funny Apocalypse (5 Reviews)
    A Hall of Mirrors, by Robert Stone
    1. A Hall of Mirrors by Robert Stone
    2. Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone
    3. A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone
    4. Children of Light by Robert Stone
    5. Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone
    Dissent, Winter 1993, pp. 115-119
  58. Iraq: What Next?
    Save Whomever We Can
    The New Republic, November 27, 2006, pp. 8-9
  59. Seductions of the Lower Strata
    Dissent, Spring 1987, pp. 245-248
  60. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Seeing Is Believing (Review)
    Move Your Shadow, by Joseph Lelyveld
    1. Move Your Shadow by Joseph Lelyveld
    The Nation, January 25, 1986, pp. 84-86
  61. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Something Amis (Review)
    London Fields, by Martin Amis
    1. London Fields by Martin Amis
    The Nation, April 23, 1990, p. 565
  62. The Critics
    [+]
    The Spanish Prisoner (Review)
    The Breaking Point, by Stephen Koch
    1. The Breaking Point by Stephen Koch
    The New Yorker, October 31, 2005, pp. 82-83
  63. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, May 16, 2005, pp. 35-37
  64. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, October 24, 2005, pp. 31-37
  65. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, October 31, 2005, pp. 29-35
  66. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, May 8, 2006, pp. 23-29
  67. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, November 27, 2006, pp. 83-93
  68. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - International Inaction
    The New Yorker, October 9, 2006, p. 27
  69. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Keep Out
    The New Yorker, October 16, 2006, p. 59
  70. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, October 30, 2006, pp. 33-41
  71. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 2, 2007, pp. 23-27
  72. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, June 11, 2007, pp. 45-53
  73. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - No Blame, No Shame
    The New Yorker, May 14, 2007, p. 45
  74. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Fighting Words
    The New Yorker, November 26, 2007, p. 63
  75. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, December 15, 2008, pp. 29-35
  76. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Obama's Iraq Problem
    The New Yorker, July 7, 2008, p. 33
  77. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, April 13, 2009, pp. 21-25
  78. The Talk of the Town
    Comment: Peace and War
    The New Yorker, December 21, 2009, p. 45
  79. The Talk of the Town
    Comment: November 9th
    The New Yorker, November 16, 2009, p. 21
  80. Togo: The Dictator's New Clothes
    Dissent, Fall 1985, pp. 411-416
  81. Books
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    V.S. Naipaul's Pursuit of Happiness (4 Reviews)
    The Return of Eva Peron, by V.S. Naipaul
    1. The Return of Eva Peron by V.S. Naipaul
    2. Among the Believers by V.S. Naipaul
    3. The Enigma of Arrival by V.S. Naipaul
    4. A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul
    Dissent, Summer 2002, pp. 85-89
  82. The Village of Waiting (1988)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  83. Comments and Opinions
    Why We Are in Haiti
    Dissent, Winter 1995, pp. 7-9
  84. Books
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    With Friends Like These (2 Reviews)
    Ex-Friends, by Norman Podhoretz
    1. Ex-Friends by Norman Podhoretz
    2. Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux
    Dissent, Winter 1999, pp. 99-104
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