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  1. After the bombs
    Commonweal, January 30, 1981, p. 37
  2. Autopsy on Old Westbury
    How a surfeit of freedom gagged one of academia's liveliest experiments
    The Harpers Monthly, September 1971, pp. 52-61
  3. [+]
    The Black Arts (2 Reviews)
    Secrecy, by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    1. Secrecy by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    2. Bay of Pigs Declassified by Peter Kornbluh
    The New York Review of Books, February 4, 1999, pp. 20-23
  4. [+]
    The Bloodless War (Review)
    Battleground Berlin, by David E. Murphy, Sergei A. Kondrashev, and George Bailey, ...
    1. Battleground Berlin by David E. Murphy, Sergei A. Kondrashev, and George Bailey, ...
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 1997, pp. 60-64
  5. The bomb bibliography
    Commonweal, June 4, 1982, pp. 328-329
  6. [+]
    Bomb Scare (Review)
    The Greatest Power on Earth, by Ronald W. Clark
    1. The Greatest Power on Earth by Ronald W. Clark
    The Saturday Review, May 1981, pp. 64-66
  7. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    A Book Held Hostage (Review)
    Countercoup: The Struggle for Control of Iran, by Kermit Roosevelt
    1. Countercoup: The Struggle for Control of Iran by Kermit Roosevelt
    The Nation, April 12, 1980, p. 437
  8. [+]
    Books/A Dictionary of Destruction (Review)
    Arsenal: Understanding Weapons in the Nuclear Age, by Kosta Tsipis
    1. Arsenal: Understanding Weapons in the Nuclear Age by Kosta Tsipis
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1984, pp. 93-94
  9. [+]
    Books/But Never Danger Today (Review)
    The Soviet Estimate, by John Prados
    1. The Soviet Estimate by John Prados
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1982, pp. 106-107
  10. [+]
    Books/Nuclear Jugglers (Review)
    The Soviet Union and the Arms Race, by David Holloway
    1. The Soviet Union and the Arms Race by David Holloway
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1983, pp. 109-111
  11. [+]
    Books/The Russian Army: Inept and Invincible (Review)
    The Threat, by Andrew Cockburn
    1. The Threat by Andrew Cockburn
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1983, pp. 93-97
  12. [+]
    Books: Arms and the Men (2 Reviews)
    Deadly Gambits, by Strobe Talbott
    1. Deadly Gambits by Strobe Talbott
    2. The Other Side of the Fire by Alice Thomas Ellis
    New York Magazine, October 15, 1984, pp. 90-93
  13. [+]
    Books: Back to the Stone Age (2 Reviews)
    With Enough Shovels, by Robert Scheer
    1. With Enough Shovels by Robert Scheer
    2. The Art Presence by Sanford Schwartz
    New York Magazine, December 6, 1982, p. 154
  14. [+]
    Books: Love Among the Preppies (2 Reviews)
    The Burning House, by Ann Beattie
    1. The Burning House by Ann Beattie
    2. Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
    New York Magazine, October 18, 1982, pp. 82-84
  15. [+]
    Books: Unheard Melodies (Review)
    The Followed Man, by Thomas Williams
    1. The Followed Man by Thomas Williams
    New York Magazine, December 25, 1978, pp. 97-98
  16. By way of farewell
    Commonweal, March 11, 1983, pp. 138-139
  17. [+]
    Casey's Case (Review)
    Veil, by Bob Woodward
    1. Veil by Bob Woodward
    The New York Review of Books, November 19, 1987, pp. 8-11
  18. A chance encounter
    Commonweal, April 11, 1980, pp. 197-198
  19. A chance for the PLO
    Commonweal, April 27, 1979, pp. 232-233
  20. Choosing a Strategy for World War III
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1982, pp. 82-107
  21. Choosing sides
    Commonweal, May 7, 1982, pp. 263-264
  22. The CIA & Iraq---How the White House Got Its Way: An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, July 15, 2010, p. 56
  23. The CIA & the president
    Commonweal, March 14, 1980, pp. 139-141
  24. The CIA and WMDs: The Damning Evidence
    The New York Review of Books, August 19, 2010, p. 53
  25. The citizen army
    Commonweal, July 4, 1980, pp. 390-391
  26. Books
    [+]
    A Conspiracy of Good Taste (Review)
    The End of Intelligent Writing, by Richard Kostelanetz
    1. The End of Intelligent Writing by Richard Kostelanetz
    The Harpers Monthly, November 1974, pp. 97-100
  27. [+]
    The Conspiracy That Failed (6 Reviews)
    Plotting Hitler's Death, by Joachim C. Fest
    1. Plotting Hitler's Death by Joachim C. Fest
    2. The Unnecessary War by Patricia Meehan
    3. Stauffenberg: A Family History, 1905-1944 by Peter Hoffmann
    4. American Intelligence and the German Resistance to Hitler by Jurgen Heideking and Christof Mauch
    5. The Unseen War in Europe by John H. Waller
    6. Changing Enemies by Noel Annan
    The New York Review of Books, January 9, 1997, pp. 49-54
  28. Critics' Choices for Christmas
    Commonweal, December 6, 1974, p. 240
  29. Crossing the nuclear threshold
    Commonweal, October 10, 1980, pp. 556-558
  30. Damn the Rufugees & Full Speed Ahead
    Commonweal, September 1, 1978, pp. 549-550
  31. Dead farms
    Commonweal, September 14, 1979, pp. 486-488
  32. Dense pack Q & A
    Commonweal, January 14, 1983, pp. 8-10
  33. Diana: The Making of a Terrorist (1971)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  34. Down the miracle mile
    Commonweal, April 24, 1981, pp. 230-232
  35. Books
    [+]
    Downwinders (2 Reviews)
    American Ground Zero, by Carole Gallagher
    1. American Ground Zero by Carole Gallagher
    2. Atomic Harvest by Michael D'Antonio
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1994, pp. 119-123
  36. [+]
    The Ears of America (Review)
    The Puzzle Palace, by James Bamford
    1. The Puzzle Palace by James Bamford
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1983, pp. 12-15
  37. A Fateful Election
    The New York Review of Books, November 6, 2008, p. 15
  38. The forest & the trees
    Commonweal, August 3, 1979, pp. 423-424
  39. Books
    [+]
    Fortress American (Review)
    The Day After World War III, by Edward Zuckerman
    1. The Day After World War III by Edward Zuckerman
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1984, pp. 115-116
  40. Forum: Is There a Way Out?
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1985, pp. 35-48
  41. [+]
    General Right (Review)
    My American Journey, by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico
    1. My American Journey by Colin L. Powell and Joseph E. Persico
    The New York Review of Books, November 2, 1995, pp. 4-8
  42. Books
    [+]
    The Gentle Heroes (Review)
    Troublesome People, by Caroline Moorehead
    1. Troublesome People by Caroline Moorehead
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1987, pp. 78-79
  43. Glacial confrontation
    Commonweal, December 3, 1982, p. 645
  44. Going for the Paper
    The Harpers Monthly, January 1975, pp. 72-76
  45. The good soldier system
    Commonweal, May 9, 1980, pp. 261-262
  46. The Government Is Watching
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1972, pp. 51-64
  47. Great tumult of print
    Commonweal, August 29, 1980, pp. 457-458
  48. Heisenberg's War (1993)
    The Secret History of the German Bomb
    7 Reviews
  49. History: Was It Right?
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1995, pp. 20-23
  50. How accurate is accurate?
    Commonweal, December 4, 1981, pp. 680-682
  51. How Not to Think About Nuclear War
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, September 23, 1982, pp. 58-60
  52. [+]
    How Nuclear War Could Start (Review)
    The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces, by Paul Bracken
    1. The Command and Control of Nuclear Forces by Paul Bracken
    The New York Review of Books, January 17, 1985, pp. 33-35
  53. [+]
    How the Bomb Was Kept From Hitler (Review)
    German National Socialism and the Quest for Nuclear Power, 1939-49, by Mark Walker
    1. German National Socialism and the Quest for Nuclear Power, 1939-49 by Mark Walker
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1990, pp. 126-131
  54. [+]
    How They Got Their Bloody Way (2 Reviews)
    Bomb Power, by Garry Wills
    1. Bomb Power by Garry Wills
    2. Why Intelligence Fails by Robert Jervis
    The New York Review of Books, May 27, 2010, pp. 6-9
  55. [+]
    The Interesting One (Review)
    Robert Kennedy: His Life, by Evan Thomas
    1. Robert Kennedy: His Life by Evan Thomas
    The New York Review of Books, November 2, 2000, pp. 20-25
  56. Iran: The Threat
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 2008, pp. 9-11
  57. Iron law of institutions
    Commonweal, May 22, 1981, pp. 298-299
  58. The Killing of Crazy Horse (2010)
  59. Kind word for Carter
    Commonweal, November 9, 1979, pp. 615-616
  60. [+]
    The Last Hurrah (3 Reviews)
    Bob Dole, by Richard Ben Cramer
    1. Bob Dole by Richard Ben Cramer
    2. Senator for Sale by Stanley G. Hilton
    3. Bob Dole by Jake H. Thompson
    The New York Review of Books, February 15, 1996, pp. 3-6
  61. Learning to Die
    Dying can be as complex as living, and is much less understood by doctors, nurses, and ...
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1971, pp. 72-80
  62. Letter from a Lost Campaign
    With Charles Evers in Mississippi
    The Harpers Monthly, March 1972, pp. 22-31
  63. Letters
    Commentary, August 1974, pp. 4-22
  64. Letters
    Commentary, July 1983, pp. 2-24
  65. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 24, 1993, pp. 60-64
  66. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1995, pp. 67-72
  67. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 1997, pp. 81-84
  68. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 27, 1997, pp. 49-52
  69. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 19, 2000, pp. 65-72
  70. Articles
    Liberty and Justice for Almost All
    The Weekly Standard, June 16, 2003, pp. 12-15
  71. Life in the parks
    Commonweal, May 25, 1979, pp. 297-298
  72. Living with fear
    Commonweal, March 12, 1982, pp. 132-133
  73. Looking for moles
    Commonweal, March 2, 1979, pp. 103-104
  74. The Man Who Kept the Secrets (1979)
    Richard Helms and the CIA
    12 Reviews, 4 Readable
  75. The moment to say no
    Commonweal, November 5, 1982, pp. 583-584
  76. The moral fallacy
    Commonweal, September 11, 1981, pp. 487-488
  77. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    More Oil Follies (Review)
    All Fall Down, by Gary Sick
    1. All Fall Down by Gary Sick
    The Nation, June 22, 1985, pp. 770-771
  78. the mysterious Spaniard
    Commonweal, June 6, 1980, pp. 327-328
  79. The Nazis and the Atom Bomb
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1991, pp. 60-61
  80. The next war
    Commonweal, March 30, 1979, pp. 168-170
  81. [+]
    No Laughing Matter (4 Reviews)
    Nightmover, by David Wise
    1. Nightmover by David Wise
    2. Betrayal by Tim Weiner, David Johnston, and Neil A. Lewis
    3. Killer Spy by Peter Maas
    4. Sellout by James Adams
    The New York Review of Books, August 10, 1995, pp. 4-6
  82. Nuclear Winter and Nuclear Strategy
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1984, pp. 53-59
  83. On killing a deer
    Commonweal, February 2, 1979, pp. 39-41
  84. On nuclear disbelief
    Commonweal, January 15, 1982, pp. 7-8
  85. [+]
    Passion Play (5 Reviews)
    Crazy Horse, by Larry McMurtry
    1. Crazy Horse by Larry McMurtry
    2. Crazy Horse by Mari Sandoz
    3. Red Cloud: Warrior-Statesman of the Lakota Sioux by Robert W. Larson
    4. The Lance and the Shield by Robert M. Utley
    5. Plains Indian Drawings, 1865-1935 by Jane Catherine Berlo
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1999, pp. 26-31
  86. 'Passion Play'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, May 20, 1999, p. 76
  87. Books & the Arts
    [+]
    Pentagon's Nervous Breakdown (Review)
    National Defense, by James Fallows
    1. National Defense by James Fallows
    The Nation, June 6, 1981, pp. 701-702
  88. [+]
    The Plot Thickens (6 Reviews)
    The Haunted Wood, by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev
    1. The Haunted Wood by Allen Weinstein and Alexander Vassiliev
    2. Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America by John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr
    3. The Sword and the Shield by Christopher M. Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
    4. A Time for Spies by William E. Duff
    5. The Crown Jewels by Nigel West and Oleg Tsarev
    6. A Covert Life by Ted Morgan
    The New York Review of Books, May 11, 2000, pp. 53-59
  89. The power of words
    Commonweal, February 12, 1982, pp. 70-72
  90. Pres
    The Problem with Facts
    Commonweal, August 29, 1975, pp. 366-367
  91. Press
    Unmasking the CIA
    Commonweal, April 11, 1975, pp. 50-51
  92. Press
    Cry War!
    Commonweal, February 14, 1975, pp. 395-396
  93. Press
    Writing Saigon's Obit
    Commonweal, June 6, 1975, pp. 180-181
  94. Press
    Reporting on Indochina
    Commonweal, May 9, 1975, p. 112
  95. Press
    Stop the Presses
    Commonweal, November 21, 1975, p. 563
  96. Press
    Cry Wolfe
    Commonweal, October 24, 1975, pp. 497-498
  97. Press
    Squeeze on New York
    Commonweal, September 26, 1975, pp. 436-437
  98. Press
    Schorr and a Free Press
    Commonweal, April 9, 1976, pp. 241-242
  99. Press
    Indira's India
    Commonweal, August 27, 1976, pp. 561-562
  100. Press
    Nixon's Revenge?
    Commonweal, February 13, 1976, pp. 111-113
  101. Press
    For the Gander
    Commonweal, January 16, 1976, pp. 47-49
  102. Press
    The All-Time Day Story
    Commonweal, July 2, 1976, pp. 434-435
  103. Press
    Covering Carter
    Commonweal, July 30, 1976, pp. 501-502
  104. Press
    Armageddon, Anyone?
    Commonweal, June 4, 1976, pp. 368-370
  105. Press
    The Big Apple
    Commonweal, March 12, 1976, pp. 177-179
  106. Press
    The Nixon Finale
    Commonweal, May 7, 1976, pp. 307-309
  107. Press
    Neglected Stories
    Commonweal, November 19, 1976, pp. 752-755
  108. Press
    Line of Maximum Consequence
    Commonweal, October 22, 1976, pp. 693-694
  109. Press
    Unfinished Business
    Commonweal, September 24, 1976, pp. 629-630
  110. Press
    What I Read
    Commonweal, April 1, 1977, p. 221
  111. Press
    The Road to Tel Aviv
    Commonweal, April 29, 1977, pp. 275-276
  112. Press
    Back to the Cold War
    Commonweal, February 4, 1977, pp. 83-84
  113. Press
    Revolution That Wasn't
    Commonweal, January 7, 1977, p. 19
  114. Press
    Winners, Losers, Dreamers
    Commonweal, March 4, 1977, pp. 147-148
  115. Press
    J.F.K.---R.I.P.
    Commonweal, May 27, 1977, pp. 337-338
  116. Press
    Peacetime
    Commonweal, November 11, 1977, pp. 723-724
  117. Press
    A Tale of Midnight
    Commonweal, September 16, 1977, pp. 594-595
  118. Press
    What Is Begin Up To?
    Commonweal, April 28, 1978, pp. 272-273
  119. Press
    The Lives of Writers
    Commonweal, March 3, 1978, pp. 142-147
  120. Press
    Bombs, Spies & Loch Ness
    Commonweal, March 31, 1978, pp. 210-212
  121. Press
    The Mauling of Nixon
    Commonweal, May 26, 1978, pp. 338-340
  122. The Press
    The Zionism Resolution
    Commonweal, December 19, 1975, pp. 628-629
  123. The Press
    The Night the Lights Went On
    Commonweal, August 19, 1977, pp. 530-531
  124. [+]
    The Press (Review)
    The Big Book on the War
    1. Dispatches by Michael Herr
    Commonweal, December 9, 1977, pp. 788-789
  125. The Press
    The Memory Thereof
    Commonweal, July 22, 1977, pp. 465-466
  126. The Press
    Too Much With Us
    Commonweal, June 24, 1977, pp. 400-402
  127. The Press
    Mark Rudd Returns
    Commonweal, October 14, 1977, pp. 657-658
  128. The Press
    No News Is Bad News
    Commonweal, September 29, 1978, pp. 628-629
  129. Press: Reporting on Non-Reporting
    Commonweal, March 28, 1975, pp. 21-23
  130. Principles of abolition
    Commonweal, July 31, 1981, pp. 424-426
  131. Protection Our Spies
    Comments
    The Nation, March 14, 1981, p. 299
  132. Q. & A. on Iran
    Commonweal, January 18, 1980, p. 7
  133. A question of intentions
    Commonweal, December 19, 1980, pp. 705-706
  134. [+]
    ...These Three: Faith, Hope and Death (Review)
    Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, by Justin Kaplan
    1. Lincoln Steffens: A Biography by Justin Kaplan
    Commonweal, September 20, 1974, pp. 508-512
  135. Right-to-Reply Laws
    Commonweal, May 17, 1974, pp. 255-256
  136. The Rights of Reporters
    Commonweal, May 25, 1973, pp. 280-282
  137. The road to Masada
    Commonweal, October 8, 1982, pp. 520-521
  138. [+]
    The Roots of War (Review)
    Blood Rites, by Barbara Ehrenreich
    1. Blood Rites by Barbara Ehrenreich
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1997, pp. 88-92
  139. Signs of war
    Commonweal, February 27, 1981, pp. 101-102
  140. Spasm war
    Commonweal, March 27, 1981, pp. 167-169
  141. [+]
    Spook of Spooks (Review)
    Deception, by Edward Jay Epstein
    1. Deception by Edward Jay Epstein
    The New York Review of Books, August 17, 1989, p. 40
  142. [+]
    The Spook of Spooks (Review)
    Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles, by Peter Grose
    1. Gentleman Spy: The Life of Allen Dulles by Peter Grose
    The New York Review of Books, December 1, 1994, pp. 8-11
  143. Books & the Arts
    Sticking to the Grim Point
    The Nation, July 25, 1981, p. 85
  144. Thinking About the Next War (1983)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  145. This time it is Munich
    Commonweal, February 15, 1980, pp. 73-74
  146. [+]
    Too confident in common sense? (Review)
    The Nuclear Question, by Michael Mandelbaum
    1. The Nuclear Question by Michael Mandelbaum
    Commonweal, November 9, 1979, p. 633
  147. [+]
    The Truth About the CIA (16 Reviews)
    Eclipse: The Last Days of the CIA, by Mark Perry
    1. Eclipse: The Last Days of the CIA by Mark Perry
    2. Casey by Joseph E. Persico
    3. Afghanistan: The Bear Trap by Mohammad Yousaf and Mark Adkin
    4. Red Web by Tom Bower
    5. The FBI-KGB War by Robert J. Lamphere and Tom Shachtman
    6. Cold Warrior by Tom Mangold
    7. Molehunt by David Wise
    8. No Other Choice by George Blake
    9. The Cambridge Spies by Verne W. Newton
    10. The Spy Who Saved the World by Jerrold L. Schecter and Peter S. Deriabin
    11. The Central Intelligence Agency by Arthur B. Darling
    12. General Walter Bedell Smith as Director of Central Intelligence by Ludwell Lee Montague
    13. Moscow Station by Ronald Kessler
    14. The Old Boys by Burton Hersh
    15. America's Secret Eyes in Space by Jeffrey T. Richelson
    16. American Espionage and the Soviet Target by Jeffrey Richelson
    The New York Review of Books, May 13, 1993, pp. 49-55
  148. [+]
    The Unanswered Question (Review)
    Copenhagen, by Michael Frayn
    1. Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
    The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2000, pp. 4-6
  149. [+]
    The Underground Entrepreneur (4 Reviews)
    The Last Hero, by Anthony Cave Brown
    1. The Last Hero by Anthony Cave Brown
    2. Donovan: America's Master Spy by Richard Dunlop
    3. Donovan and the CIA by Thomas F. Troy
    4. The Shadow Warriors by Bradley F. Smith
    The New York Review of Books, May 12, 1983, pp. 29-37
  150. The Unwanted
    Commonweal, June 22, 1979, pp. 360-361
  151. Using up the president
    Commonweal, November 21, 1980, p. 645
  152. [+]
    Vietnam in Fiction (3 Reviews)
    Sand in the Wind, by Robert Roth
    1. Sand in the Wind by Robert Roth
    2. Body Count by William Turner Huggett
    3. Easy Victories by James Trowbridge
    Commonweal, March 15, 1974, pp. 39-40
  153. The War at Home (1973)
    Vietnam and the American People, 1964-1968
    2 Reviews, 2 Readable
  154. War by computer
    Commonweal, December 7, 1979, pp. 679-680
  155. The way out is forward
    Commonweal, October 9, 1981, pp. 551-552
  156. [+]
    The Weapons Game (Review)
    Weapons, by Russell Warren Howe
    1. Weapons by Russell Warren Howe
    The Saturday Review, August 1980, pp. 60-61
  157. 'Were the Atom Scientists Spies?'
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, September 22, 1994, pp. 72-73
  158. [+]
    Were the Atomic Scientists Spies? (Review)
    Special Tasks, by Pavel Sudoplatov, Anatoli Sudoplatov, and Jerrold L. Schecter, ...
    1. Special Tasks by Pavel Sudoplatov, Anatoli Sudoplatov, and Jerrold L. Schecter, ...
    The New York Review of Books, June 9, 1994, pp. 10-16
  159. What do they want?
    Commonweal, February 11, 1983, pp. 74-75
  160. What Is It About?
    The "it" of the title is the Soviet-American global competition, which threatens both s...
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1984, pp. 35-44
  161. What is war?
    Commonweal, April 9, 1982, pp. 201-202
  162. What to tell the children
    Commonweal, November 6, 1981, pp. 615-616
  163. [+]
    Who Won the Cold War? (Review)
    From the Shadows, by Robert M. Gates
    1. From the Shadows by Robert M. Gates
    The New York Review of Books, June 20, 1996, pp. 20-27
  164. Wolfe in orbit
    Commonweal, October 12, 1979, pp. 551-552
  165. Yesterday talismans
    Commonweal, June 19, 1981, pp. 361-362
  166. The 12th of June
    Commonweal, July 16, 1982, p. 393
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