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  1. Annals of Politics
    Is Sex Necessary?
    The New Yorker, February 2, 1998, pp. 30-32
  2. Annals of Politics: Gary Hart in Exile
    His failed candidacies helped make Bill Clinton's victory possible, but the former Sena...
    The New Yorker, April 19, 1993, pp. 41-49
  3. Annals of Politics: The Situationist
    Marion Barry, the once disgraced former mayor of Washington, rises again, and the divid...
    The New Yorker, September 5, 1994, pp. 86-95
  4. The Back Page
    The New Yorker, January 25, 1999, pp. 98-100
  5. The Back Page
    The New Yorker, June 14, 1999, pp. 94-96
  6. [+]
    Books: Autumn of the Patriarch (Review)
    The Struggle for Russia, by Boris Yeltsin
    1. The Struggle for Russia by Boris Yeltsin
    The New Yorker, May 9, 1994, pp. 100-106
  7. [+]
    Books: Dumb Luck: Bush's Cold War (Review)
    At the Highest Levels, by Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott
    1. At the Highest Levels by Michael R. Beschloss and Strobe Talbott
    The New Yorker, January 25, 1993, pp. 105-108
  8. [+]
    Books: Fleeing Bliss (Review)
    Mrs. Ted Bliss, by Stanley Elkin
    1. Mrs. Ted Bliss by Stanley Elkin
    The New Yorker, September 25, 1995, pp. 104-105
  9. The Bridge (2010)
    The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  10. [+]
    Brithday Boy (3 Reviews)
    Down the Highway, by Howard Sounes
    1. Down the Highway by Howard Sounes
    2. Song and Dance Man III by Michael Gray
    3. Positively 4th Street by David Hajdu
    The New Yorker, May 14, 2001, pp. 102-106
  11. Can Russia Change?
    Foreign Affairs, January 1997, pp. 35-49
  12. Chaplygin Street Blues
    The New York Review of Books, April 25, 1991, pp. 3-4
  13. Comment
    Bad News
    The New Yorker, March 16, 1998, pp. 4-6
  14. Comment
    Decline and Fall
    The New Yorker, September 7, 1998, pp. 6-8
  15. Comment: Closing the Books
    On Thomas vs. Hill, two accounts yield a single conclusion
    The New Yorker, December 12, 1994, pp. 9-11
  16. Comment: Hock Tooey
    Sportsmanship takes another one in the face
    The New Yorker, October 14, 1996, pp. 7-9
  17. Comment: Infamous Victory
    To win his Chenchen war, Boris Yeltsin had to defeat himself
    The New Yorker, January 30, 1995, pp. 6-9
  18. Comment: Restoration Tragedy
    The New Yorker, December 18, 1995, pp. 7-9
  19. Comment: Room 315
    A century of open books and open minds at the library
    The New Yorker, May 22, 1995, pp. 4-5
  20. Comment: Scenes from a Scandal
    The things we never learned from Watergate
    The New Yorker, February 5, 1996, pp. 4-5
  21. Comment: The Gamblers
    In Russia, an election puts (quasi) democracy at risk
    The New Yorker, June 17, 1996, pp. 5-11
  22. Comment: Therapy Nation
    Marion Barry and Bob Dole let it all hang out
    The New Yorker, May 27, 1996, pp. 5-9
  23. [+]
    The Communist Party Cut-Up (Review)
    Against the Grain: An Autobiography, by Boris Yeltsin
    1. Against the Grain: An Autobiography by Boris Yeltsin
    The New York Review of Books, May 17, 1990, pp. 3-5
  24. [+]
    The Counterrevolutionary (Review)
    Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin, by Yegor K. Ligachev
    1. Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin by Yegor K. Ligachev
    The New York Review of Books, March 25, 1993, pp. 33-39
  25. A Critic At Large
    Alfred Kazin
    The New Yorker, June 22, 1998, pp. 136-143
  26. [+]
    Dead Souls (12 Reviews)
    Katyn, by Allen Paul
    1. Katyn by Allen Paul
    2. The August Coup by Mikhail Gorbachev
    3. Gorbachev by Gerd Ruge
    4. Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin by Yegor K. Ligachev
    5. The Future Belongs to Freedom by Eduard Shevardnadze
    6. I Hope by Raisa Gorbachev
    7. Raisa by Urda Jurgens
    8. The Second Russian Revolution by Angus Roxburgh
    9. For a New Russia by Anatoly Sobchak
    10. Khrushchev on Khrushchev by Sergei Khrushchev
    11. Khrushchev Remembers: The Last Testament by Nikita S. Khrushchev, Edward Crankshaw, and Strobe Talbott, ...
    12. Moscow Circles by Benedict Erofeev
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1991, pp. 72-81
  27. [+]
    Defending the Faith (3 Reviews)
    Reflections on Russia, by Dmitri S. Likhachev and Nicolai N. Petro
    1. Reflections on Russia by Dmitri S. Likhachev and Nicolai N. Petro
    2. Glasnost by Helena Goscilo and Byron Lindsey
    3. Sleepwalker in a Fog by Tatyana Tolstaya
    The New York Review of Books, May 14, 1992, pp. 44-50
  28. Dept. of Disputation: Scoop
    The Washington press is progressively less deep and more cynical, and everybody's a critic
    The New Yorker, January 29, 1996, pp. 38-43
  29. The Devil Problem, and Other True Stories (1996)
    1 Review
  30. [+]
    Dons of the Don (Review)
    The Soviet Mafia, by Arkady Vaksberg
    1. The Soviet Mafia by Arkady Vaksberg
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1992, pp. 45-50
  31. The Critics
    [+]
    The First and the Last (2 Reviews)
    Memoirs, by Mikhail Gorbachev
    1. Memoirs by Mikhail Gorbachev
    2. The Unknown Lenin by Richard Pipes, David Brandenberger, and Vladimir I. Lenin, ...
    The New Yorker, November 18, 1996, pp. 118-122
  32. The Critics
    [+]
    Fool Britannia (Review)
    Treason in the Blood, by Anthony Cave Brown
    1. Treason in the Blood by Anthony Cave Brown
    The New Yorker, January 16, 1995, pp. 79-82
  33. [+]
    Getting Russia Right (Review)
    The Soviet Tragedy, by Martin E. Malia
    1. The Soviet Tragedy by Martin E. Malia
    The New York Review of Books, September 22, 1994, pp. 20-26
  34. Hammer, Sickle, and Book
    The New York Review of Books, May 23, 1996, pp. 45-67
  35. [+]
    How Russia Is Ruled (2 Reviews)
    Boris Yeltsin, by Aleksandr Korzhakov
    1. Boris Yeltsin by Aleksandr Korzhakov
    2. The Russian Intelligentsia by Andrei Sinyavsky
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1998, pp. 10-15
  36. An Interview with Charles Wright
    The Partisan Review, Fall 1983, pp. 567-575
  37. [+]
    Invitation to a Beheading (Review)
    Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy, by Dmitri Volkogonov
    1. Stalin: Triumph and Tragedy by Dmitri Volkogonov
    The New York Review of Books, November 5, 1992, pp. 12-17
  38. King of the World (1998)
    Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
    3 Reviews
  39. [+]
    Last Frontier (Review)
    Big Trouble, by J. Anthony Lukas
    1. Big Trouble by J. Anthony Lukas
    The New Yorker, October 6, 1997, pp. 119-122
  40. [+]
    Laughter in the Dark (Review)
    At His Side, by A.N. Pirozhkova
    1. At His Side by A.N. Pirozhkova
    The New York Review of Books, April 10, 1997, pp. 26-33
  41. [+]
    Le Carre's New War (Review)
    The Night Manager, by John le Carre
    1. The Night Manager by John le Carre
    The New York Review of Books, August 12, 1993, pp. 20-23
  42. Lenin's Tomb (1993)
    The Last Days of the Soviet Empire
    11 Reviews
  43. Letter from Atlanta
    Inside-Out Olympics
    The New Yorker, August 5, 1996, pp. 26-28
  44. Letter from Cairo
    Going Nowhere
    The New Yorker, July 12, 2004, pp. 74-83
  45. Letter from Chechnya: In Stalin's Wake
    Tens of thousands of people have died in a political gamble first risked by the czars a...
    The New Yorker, July 24, 1995, pp. 46-55
  46. Letter from Istanbul
    The Experiment
    The New Yorker, November 18, 2002, pp. 50-55
  47. Letter from Jerusalem
    The Afterlife
    The New Yorker, August 11, 1997, pp. 50-63
  48. Letter From Jerusalem
    The Outsider
    The New Yorker, May 25, 1998, pp. 80-89
  49. Letter from Jerusalem
    The Dreamer
    The New Yorker, January 7, 2002, pp. 56-58
  50. Letter from Jerusalem
    Rage and Reason
    The New Yorker, May 6, 2002, pp. 92-95
  51. Letter from Jerusalem
    The Apostate
    The New Yorker, July 30, 2007, pp. 32-37
  52. Letter from Lancaster County
    Bad Seeds
    The New Yorker, July 20, 1998, pp. 28-33
  53. Letter from London
    The Masochism Campaign
    The New Yorker, May 2, 2005, pp. 74-87
  54. Letter from Louisiana
    High Water
    The New Yorker, October 3, 2005, pp. 48-49
  55. Letter from Moscow
    The New Yorker, March 23, 1992, pp. 65-87
  56. Letter from Moscow
    The Tycoon and the Kremlin
    The New Yorker, February 20, 1995, pp. 118-160
  57. Letter from Moscow
    The Black Box
    The New Yorker, March 27, 2000, pp. 40-50
  58. Letter from Moscow
    Deep in the Woods
    The New Yorker, August 6, 2001, pp. 32-33
  59. Letter from Moscow
    Post-Imperial Blues
    The New Yorker, October 13, 2003, pp. 78-89
  60. Letter from Moscow
    The Tsar's Opponent
    The New Yorker, October 1, 2007, pp. 64-72
  61. Letter from Moscow
    Echo in the Dark
    The New Yorker, September 22, 2008, pp. 36-39
  62. Letter from Moscow: Exit the Saints
    Once, Russia's writers were the conscience of their country. Now they are finally free ...
    The New Yorker, July 18, 1994, pp. 50-53
  63. Letter from Moscow: The Hangover
    Boris Yeltsin is walking a line between creating a democracy and becoming an autocrat
    The New Yorker, November 22, 1993, pp. 51-65
  64. Letter from Moscow: The Tycoon and the Kremlin
    Russia's Citizen Kane and Boris Yeltsin's Rasputin are feuding
    The New Yorker, February 20, 1994, pp. 118-160
  65. Letter from Moscow: Yeltsin's Tightrope
    Russians cast their vote for the future with Boris Yeltsin, but the past is still a dan...
    The New Yorker, May 10, 1993, pp. 76-77
  66. Letter from Prague
    Exit Havel
    The New Yorker, February 17, 2003, pp. 90-101
  67. Letter from Russia: Gorbachev's Last Hurrah
    Mikhail Gorbachev is a relic and the Communists lead in the polls. How could glasnost h...
    The New Yorker, March 11, 1996, pp. 68-75
  68. Letter from Russia: The War for the Kremlin
    How Boris Yeltsin really won the elections
    The New Yorker, July 22, 1996, pp. 40-44
  69. Letter from St. Petersburg
    The Next Tsar
    The New Yorker, July 6, 1998, pp. 40-53
  70. Letter from the West Bank
    The Democracy Game
    The New Yorker, February 27, 2006, pp. 58-67
  71. Letter from Vatican City: The Pope in Crisis
    John Paul II cannot hide his physical decline, but he refuses to relinquish his vision ...
    The New Yorker, October 17, 1994, pp. 50-53
  72. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 15, 1997, pp. 62-64
  73. Life and Letters
    Reporting It All
    The New Yorker, March 29, 2004, pp. 52-57
  74. [+]
    Life and Letters: Citizen Kay (Review)
    After a very politic career spent running the Washington Post, Katharine Graham has cho...
    1. Personal History by Katharine Graham
    The New Yorker, January 20, 1997, pp. 60-67
  75. Life and Letters: Last of the Red Hots
    The Washington Post's Ben Bradlee took a sleepy newspaper that nobody ever worried abou...
    The New Yorker, September 18, 1995, pp. 76-83
  76. Life and Letters: Perfect Pitch
    Once Russia ceased to be a country for Joseph Brodsky, it became words
    The New Yorker, February 12, 1996, pp. 38-39
  77. Life and Letters: Visible Man
    While Ralph Ellison, now eighty, is still working on his second novel, his early writin...
    The New Yorker, March 14, 1994, pp. 34-38
  78. Native Son
    The New York Review of Books, February 14, 1991, pp. 6-10
  79. The Next Magic Kingdom
    Future Perfect
    The New Yorker, October 20, 1997, pp. 210-213
  80. Nights of the Opera: The Last Italian Tenor
    Luciano Pavarotti, who performs next week in Central Park, remains---despite the critic...
    The New Yorker, June 21, 1993, pp. 36-46
  81. [+]
    Notes From Underground (Review)
    The Ransom of Russian Art, by John McPhee
    1. The Ransom of Russian Art by John McPhee
    The New York Review of Books, March 2, 1995, pp. 10-12
  82. On Murray Kempton
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1997, pp. 4-5
  83. Onward and Upward With the Ars
    Is This the End of Rico?
    The New Yorker, April 2, 2001, pp. 38-44
  84. Onward and Upward with the Arts
    The Imperial Stagehand
    The New Yorker, February 22, 1999, pp. 104-117
  85. Onward and Upward With the Arts
    The Translation Wars
    The New Yorker, November 7, 2005, pp. 98-109
  86. Our Local Correspondents: News in a Dying Language
    In Yiddish or in English, the Forward stands as a model for newspaper publishers in sea...
    The New Yorker, January 10, 1994, pp. 40-47
  87. Our Local Correspondents: Waiting for the Apocalypse
    A tragedy of race and messianic faith in Crown Heights
    The New Yorker, December 21, 1992, pp. 52-57
  88. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Funny Money, by Mark Singer
    1. Funny Money by Mark Singer
    The Washington Monthly, July 1985, p. 56
  89. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Mailer: His Life and Times, by Peter Manso
    1. Mailer: His Life and Times by Peter Manso
    The Washington Monthly, July 1985, p. 56
  90. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Staffs of Life, by Ely Jacques Kahn
    1. The Staffs of Life by Ely Jacques Kahn
    The Washington Monthly, June 1985, p. 58
  91. [+]
    Political Porn (2 Reviews)
    Unlimited Access, by Gary Aldrich
    1. Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich
    2. Sleeping with the President by Gennifer Flowers
    The New Yorker, November 4, 1996, pp. 106-111
  92. The Political Scene
    Negative Capability
    The New Yorker, November 27, 1995, pp. 40-45
  93. Postcard Moscow: Last Stop
    The New Republic, December 16, 1985, p. 12
  94. Postscript
    Allen Ginsberg
    The New Yorker, April 21, 1997, pp. 78-79
  95. Postscript: Joseph Heller
    The New Yorker, December 27, 1999, pp. 94-99
  96. [+]
    Potomac Pulp (3 Reviews)
    The China Card, by John Ehrlichman
    1. The China Card by John Ehrlichman
    2. The White House Mess by Christopher Buckley
    3. "Q" Clearance by Peter Benchley
    The New Republic, October 13, 1986, pp. 40-42
  97. Profile: Exile on Main Street
    The New Yorker, September 15, 1997, pp. 42-46
  98. Profile: Prince of the City
    As New York's tabloid war rages, pimps and Presidents agree that the columnist Murray K...
    The New Yorker, March 1, 1993, pp. 41-54
  99. Profile: The Accidental Anarchist
    His bad taste and unruly id have invaded radio, television, bookshelves, and now the bi...
    The New Yorker, March 10, 1997, pp. 56-57
  100. Profile: The Exile Returns
    The Soviets banished Alekandr Solzhenitsyn, and the West often prefered to ignore his u...
    The New Yorker, February 14, 1994, pp. 64-67
  101. Profiles: Dr. Wilson's Neighborhood
    William Julius Wilson is about to shake up the debate over race and class again, and a ...
    The New Yorker, April 29, 1996, pp. 96-101
  102. [+]
    Profiles: Into the Clear (Review)
    The Human Stain, by Philip Roth
    1. The Human Stain by Philip Roth
    The New Yorker, May 8, 2000, pp. 76-81
  103. Profiles: The Olympian
    The pianist Lang Lang takes Beijing
    The New Yorker, August 4, 2008, pp. 52-57
  104. [+]
    Profiles: The Spirit Level (Review)
    A Tale of Love and Darkness, by Amos Oz
    1. A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz
    The New Yorker, November 8, 2004, pp. 82-89
  105. Profiles: The Wanderer
    The New Yorker, September 18, 2006, pp. 42-54
  106. Profiles: The Wilderness Campaign
    The New Yorker, September 13, 2004, pp. 56-60
  107. "Psalm at High Tide"
    The White House - Under Water
    The New Yorker, September 12, 2005, p. 36
  108. Punch-Drunk Writers
    The New Republic, January 28, 1985, p. 15
  109. [+]
    Raging Bull (Review)
    Bad as I Wanna Be, by Dennis Rodman and Tim Keown
    1. Bad as I Wanna Be by Dennis Rodman and Tim Keown
    The New Yorker, June 10, 1996, pp. 84-87
  110. [+]
    Reds Scared (Review)
    The Solzhenitsyn Files, by Michael Scammell and Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, ...
    1. The Solzhenitsyn Files by Michael Scammell and Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, ...
    The New Yorker, October 30, 1995, pp. 109-111
  111. Report from Moscow: The Trial of the Old Regime
    As the struggle for a democratic Russia lurches forward, the Communist Party forces a N...
    The New Yorker, November 30, 1992, pp. 104-107
  112. A Reporter At Large
    Hamlet in Hollywood
    The New Yorker, November 20, 1995, pp. 66-71
  113. A Reporter At Large
    Cornerman
    The New Yorker, August 21, 2000, pp. 144-153
  114. A Reporter At Large
    Checkpoint
    The New Yorker, February 7, 2005, pp. 52-59
  115. A Reporter At Large
    The Joshua Generation
    The New Yorker, November 17, 2008, pp. 68-81
  116. A Reporter at Large: Belfast Confetti
    In America, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams played the role of a nationalist hero. But to many ...
    The New Yorker, April 25, 1994, pp. 58-64
  117. A Reporter at Large: Curious George
    After doing what it takes for five years, has George Stephanopoulos had enough?
    The New Yorker, October 21, 1996, pp. 166-173
  118. A Reporter at Large: The Crime Buster
    Jack Maple, the cop who cleaned up New York, faces the ultimate law enforcement challen...
    The New Yorker, February 24, 1997, pp. 94-97
  119. Reporting (2006)
    Writings from the New Yorker
    2 Reviews
  120. Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia (1997)
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  121. The Critics
    [+]
    Seasons In Hell (Review)
    Gulag: A History, by Anne Applebaum
    1. Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
    The New Yorker, April 14, 2003, pp. 76-80
  122. [+]
    The Seventh Day (Review)
    1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East~~Nineteen Sixty-Se...
    1. 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East~~Nineteen Sixty-Seven: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East by Tom Segev
    The New Yorker, May 28, 2007, pp. 78-83
  123. Showcase
    The New Yorker, October 15, 2001, pp. 166-169
  124. Showcase: Chernobyl
    The New Yorker, August 4, 2003, pp. 60-63
  125. The Sporting Scene
    Back in Play
    The New Yorker, May 8, 1995, pp. 38-39
  126. The Sporting Scene
    Kid Dynamite Blows Up
    The New Yorker, July 14, 1997, pp. 46-59
  127. The Sporting Scene
    American Hunger
    The New Yorker, October 12, 1998, pp. 54-67
  128. The Sporting Scene
    The Moralist
    The New Yorker, July 1, 2002, pp. 46-49
  129. [+]
    Spy Anxiety (Review)
    Sleeper Spy, by William Safire
    1. Sleeper Spy by William Safire
    The New Yorker, August 21, 1995, pp. 116-117
  130. States of Mind: Lost in Space
    Beyond the complex sphere of Newt Gingrich's life and politics is his far-out school of...
    The New Yorker, December 5, 1994, pp. 79-87
  131. States of Mind: Reading Japan
    Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe, the last of Japan's postwar political writers, is abandoni...
    The New Yorker, February 6, 1995, pp. 38-44
  132. States of Mind: The Devil Problem
    Following unimaginable personal tragedies, the Gnostic scholar Elaine Pagels decided to...
    The New Yorker, April 3, 1995, pp. 54-58
  133. [+]
    The Struggle for Light (3 Reviews)
    Memoirs, by Andrei D. Sakharov
    1. Memoirs by Andrei D. Sakharov
    2. From Gorky to Moscow and Beyond by Andrei Sakharov
    3. Alarm and Hope by Andrei D. Sakharov, Efrem Yankelevich, and Alfred Friendly, Jr., ...
    The New York Review of Books, August 16, 1990, pp. 3-6
  134. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, December 20, 1999, pp. 33-39
  135. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, February 15, 1999, p. 27
  136. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 5, 1999, pp. 23-27
  137. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, September 27, 1999, pp. 29-35
  138. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 4, 2005, pp. 29-33
  139. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, November 7, 2005, pp. 37-47
  140. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, April 24, 2006, pp. 47-55
  141. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 10, 2006, pp. 33-41
  142. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 31, 2006, pp. 21-25
  143. The Talk of the Town
    Jazz Dept. - Life On Mars
    The New Yorker, December 24, 2007, pp. 46-47
  144. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, June 4, 2007, pp. 29-39
  145. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, March 5, 2007, pp. 33-37
  146. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, September 3, 2007, pp. 39-47
  147. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, August 25, 2008, pp. 21-25
  148. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Wealth of Nations
    The New Yorker, January 14, 2008, pp. 25-26
  149. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, June 23, 2008, pp. 21-27
  150. The Talk of the Town
    Smoke on the Water
    The New Yorker, March 10, 2008, p. 55
  151. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, September 8, 2008, pp. 19-23
  152. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, February 2, 2009, pp. 21-25
  153. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Homelands
    The New Yorker, January 12, 2009, p. 17
  154. The Talk of the Town
    Dept. of Disputation: The Oracle
    The New Yorker, November 2, 2009, pp. 40-41
  155. The Talk of the Town
    Political Notes: Gap Year
    The New Yorker, November 16, 2009, p. 23
  156. The Talk of the Town
    The Blotter: Blago Speaks Again
    The New Yorker, September 28, 2009, p. 22
  157. [+]
    WKGB (Review)
    Split Signals, by Ellen Mickiewicz
    1. Split Signals by Ellen Mickiewicz
    The New Republic, October 24, 1988, pp. 46-49
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