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  1. [+]
    Access: Bold as Love (Review)
    Behind the Oval Office, by Dick Morris
    1. Behind the Oval Office by Dick Morris
    The New Republic, February 24, 1997, pp. 26-29
  2. The Gospel Reconsidered
    Act II, Winning an Election
    Getting our act together and taking it on the road.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1989, p. 30
  3. [+]
    After the Great Society (2 Reviews)
    Losing Ground, by Charles Murray
    1. Losing Ground by Charles Murray
    2. The New American Poverty by Michael Harrington
    The New Republic, November 19, 1984, pp. 27-31
  4. An Agenda for a Second Term
    Target practice
    The New Republic, November 11, 1996, p. 29
  5. Album: The Way They Were
    The New Yorker, April 15, 2002, pp. 72-73
  6. Books
    America Left and Right (2 Reviews)
    Ronald Reagan, by Dinesh D'Souza
    1. Ronald Reagan by Dinesh D'Souza
    2. The New Majority by Stanley B. Greenberg and Theda Skocpol
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1998, pp. 103-109
  7. On Political Books
    America's Bloomsbury (Review)
    The story of the Partisan Review crowd.
    1. Prodigal Sons by Alexander Bloom
    The Washington Monthly, November 1986, pp. 51-54
  8. Books
    America's Store (Review)
    The Big Store, by Donald R. Katz
    1. The Big Store by Donald R. Katz
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1987, pp. 100-103
  9. Books
    Anchors Away
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1988, pp. 89-91
  10. Annals of Marketing
    The Word Lab
    The New Yorker, October 16, 2000, pp. 100-113
  11. Annals of the Presidency
    Remember the Alamo
    The New Yorker, October 18, 2004, pp. 148-157
  12. [+]
    The Anthropologist (Review)
    Washington, by Meg Greenfield
    1. Washington by Meg Greenfield
    The New Republic, June 25, 2001, pp. 29-31
  13. Antisocial Security
    Our present system of old age support plays to our selfishness instead of our generosit...
    The Washington Monthly, January 1978, pp. 38-45
  14. [+]
    Atlas Shrugs (3 Reviews)
    The New Nature of Maps, by J.B. Harley
    1. The New Nature of Maps by J.B. Harley
    2. Maps and Politics by Jeremy Black
    3. The Geographical Imagination in America, 1880-1950 by Susan Schulten
    The New Yorker, April 9, 2001, p. 131
  15. [+]
    An Attack in Atlanta (Review)
    The Temple Bombing, by Melissa Fay Greene
    1. The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene
    The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1996, pp. 53-56
  16. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Good Life, by Loren Baritz
    1. The Good Life by Loren Baritz
    The Washington Monthly, May 1989, pp. 58-62
  17. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    1939: The Lost World of the Fair~~Nineteen Thirty-Nine: The Lost World of the Fair, by ...
    1. 1939: The Lost World of the Fair~~Nineteen Thirty-Nine: The Lost World of the Fair by David H. Gelernter
    The Washington Monthly, July 1995, pp. 56-57
  18. Barney Frank's Mother and 500 Postmen
    Great moments from TV commercials of the 1982 political campaign
    The Harpers Monthly, April 1983, pp. 31-37
  19. Bert Lance, the Press, and Company Planes
    The press took a tough line on Lance's private flights, but when it comes to their own ...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1977, pp. 28-32
  20. [+]
    The Best Years of Their Lives (3 Reviews)
    Speaking Out, by Larry Speakes and Robert Pack
    1. Speaking Out by Larry Speakes and Robert Pack
    2. On the Outside Looking in by Michael Reagan and Joe Hyams
    3. Revolution by Martin Anderson
    The New York Review of Books, June 30, 1988, pp. 5-7
  21. The Big Test (1999)
    The Secret History of the American Meritocracy
    12 Reviews, 4 Readable
  22. [+]
    The Black-and-White Album (2 Reviews)
    The Fifties: Photographs of America, by John Chancellor
    1. The Fifties: Photographs of America by John Chancellor
    2. The Americans by Robert Frank
    The New Republic, February 17, 1986, pp. 38-39
  23. The Critics
    Books: A Theory of Everything (Review)
    The Lexus and the Olive Tree, by Thomas L. Friedman
    1. The Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas L. Friedman
    The New Yorker, May 10, 1999, pp. 86-88
  24. The Critics
    Books: Buffaloed (Review)
    The Way of the Human Being, by Calvin Luther Martin
    1. The Way of the Human Being by Calvin Luther Martin
    The New Yorker, September 13, 1999, pp. 98-100
  25. The Critics
    Books: Scandalizers-In-Chief (Review)
    Shadow, by Bob Woodward
    1. Shadow by Bob Woodward
    The New Yorker, July 5, 1999, pp. 76-79
  26. [+]
    Books: The Battle Over Boys (2 Reviews)
    Real Boys' Voices, by William S. Pollack
    1. Real Boys' Voices by William S. Pollack
    2. The War Against Boys by Christina Hoff Sommers
    The New Yorker, July 10, 2000, pp. 79-82
  27. [+]
    Books: The Power Without the Glory (Review)
    The Path to Power, by Robert A. Caro
    1. The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
    New York Magazine, December 13, 1982, pp. 83-84
  28. [+]
    Breaking Up (2 Reviews)
    House of Dreams, by Marie Brenner
    1. House of Dreams by Marie Brenner
    2. Binghams of Louisville by David Leon Chandler and Mary Voelz Chandler
    The New York Review of Books, April 28, 1988, pp. 10-12
  29. Brief Lives: Banana Man
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1996, pp. 40-43
  30. Bursting The Real Estate Bubble
    The explosion in housing prices has made a basic necessity into the stuff of speculatio...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1979, pp. 41-43
  31. Books
    The Campaign Doctors (Review)
    The Quest for the Presidency 1984, by Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller
    1. The Quest for the Presidency 1984 by Peter Goldman and Tony Fuller
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1985, pp. 102-104
  32. [+]
    Can Populism Be Popular? (2 Reviews)
    The Missing Middle, by Theda Skocpol
    1. The Missing Middle by Theda Skocpol
    2. The Paradox of American Democracy by John B. Judis
    The New York Review of Books, November 16, 2000, pp. 48-51
  33. [+]
    Capital Crimes (2 Reviews)
    Scandal, by Suzanne Garment
    1. Scandal by Suzanne Garment
    2. Feeding Frenzy by Larry J. Sabato
    The New Republic, December 16, 1991, p. 45
  34. Books
    A Cartoon Elite (Review)
    The Bell Curve, by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray
    1. The Bell Curve by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1996, pp. 109-116
  35. The Case For Political Patronage
    Everybody seems to agree that U.S. Attorneys should be appointed solely on the basis of...
    The Washington Monthly, December 1977, pp. 8-17
  36. [+]
    Chance Missed (Review)
    Best Intentions, by Robert Sam Anson
    1. Best Intentions by Robert Sam Anson
    The New York Review of Books, July 16, 1987, pp. 20-21
  37. Change in the Banks
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1985, pp. 60-66
  38. [+]
    Charm City, USA (Review)
    Treme, by David Simon and Eric Overmyer
    1. Treme by David Simon and Eric Overmyer
    The New York Review of Books, September 30, 2010, pp. 49-51
  39. Community Without Conformity: The Road Back from Narcissism
    Right directions, wrong turns and other signposts from the fifties.
    The Washington Monthly, September 1983, pp. 20-28
  40. [+]
    Confidence Boy (Review)
    The Making of a Senator: Dan Quayle, by Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
    1. The Making of a Senator: Dan Quayle by Richard F. Fenno, Jr.
    The New York Review of Books, March 30, 1989, pp. 27-28
  41. [+]
    Confidence Games (Review)
    Walter Winchell, by Michael Herr
    1. Walter Winchell by Michael Herr
    The New Republic, November 5, 1990, pp. 27-33
  42. The Critics
    A Critic At Large
    The New Yorker, February 10, 2003, pp. 86-90
  43. The Critics
    A Critic At Large (Review)
    Conflict of Interests
    1. The Process of Government by Arthur F. Bentley
    The New Yorker, August 11, 2008, pp. 86-92
  44. [+]
    Crossing the Color Line (Review)
    Crossings, by Walt Harrington
    1. Crossings by Walt Harrington
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1993, pp. 109-111
  45. Defense Budget Games
    The New Republic, February 4, 1985, pp. 16-17
  46. Don't Give Up: Poverty Programs That Work
    Give the 20-Minute Bus Ride Test
    The Washington Monthly, June 1988, p. 29
  47. Don't Give Up: Poverty Programs That Work
    Airlift 'Em Out
    The Washington Monthly, June 1988, p. 39
  48. [+]
    Dumbing Down (Review)
    Left Back, by Diane Ravitch
    1. Left Back by Diane Ravitch
    The New Yorker, September 25, 2000, pp. 89-91
  49. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Moral Commonwealth, by Philip Selznick
    1. The Moral Commonwealth by Philip Selznick
    The Washington Monthly, November 1992, pp. 60-62
  50. [+]
    Entertainment Industries (Review)
    The Power and the Glitter, by Ronald Brownstein
    1. The Power and the Glitter by Ronald Brownstein
    The New Republic, March 18, 1991, pp. 40-41
  51. [+]
    Errands Into the Wilderness (Review)
    Cities on a Hill, by Frances FitzGerald
    1. Cities on a Hill by Frances FitzGerald
    The New Republic, October 20, 1986, p. 38
  52. Escape Artist
    The New Republic, August 1, 1988, pp. 16-17
  53. The Evolution of the Conservative Mind
    From High Culture to Gilderdash.
    The Washington Monthly, May 1981, pp. 34-41
  54. [+]
    A Failed Dominion (Review)
    The Spanish Frontier in North America, by David J. Weber
    1. The Spanish Frontier in North America by David J. Weber
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1992, pp. 149-151
  55. [+]
    The Fall of Jim Wright (3 Reviews)
    The Ambition and the Power, by John M. Barry
    1. The Ambition and the Power by John M. Barry
    2. Reflections of a Public Man by Jim Wright
    3. To Kill a King by George Mair
    The New York Review of Books, May 17, 1990, pp. 18-21
  56. The Fall of Jim Wright
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, October 11, 1990, p. 60
  57. [+]
    A False Panacea (Review)
    Politics, Markets and America's Schools, by John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe
    1. Politics, Markets and America's Schools by John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1991, pp. 101-105
  58. The Fast Track: Texans and Other Strivers (1981)
    1 Review
  59. The Fourth Estate
    Searching for the Sunbelt
    The Harpers Monthly, February 1982, pp. 14-20
  60. From World War II to Clay Felker: How America Bought Its Way to Happiness
    The rise of the consumerist meritocracy.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1977, pp. 5-12
  61. Going Home
    Bright people leave home today almost as a matter of course, and they suffer a lot of h...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1976, pp. 8-18
  62. On Political Books
    The Good Citizen (Review)
    How our ideals of citizenship are changing.
    1. The Good Citizen by Michael Schudson
    The Washington Monthly, October 1998, pp. 32-33
  63. Government Can Work
    Where it got us before, and how to get it back on track.
    The Washington Monthly, January 1994, pp. 34-39
  64. Pro & Con
    "The Great Sharecropper Success Story"
    The Public Interest, Fall 1991, pp. 107-122
  65. The Great Sorting
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1995, pp. 84-91
  66. Growing Pains
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1988, pp. 57-63
  67. The Halstonization of America
    What's new is more important than what's true or good or right.
    The Washington Monthly, July 1978, pp. 8-15
  68. Books
    The Heroes of Capitalism (Review)
    The Spirit of Enterprise, by George F. Gilder
    1. The Spirit of Enterprise by George F. Gilder
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1984, pp. 128-131
  69. [+]
    High in the Lower Depths (Review)
    Rosa Lee, by Leon Dash
    1. Rosa Lee by Leon Dash
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1996, pp. 19-21
  70. Books
    High School Confidential (Review)
    The World We Created at Hamilton High, 1953-1987, by Gerald Grant
    1. The World We Created at Hamilton High, 1953-1987 by Gerald Grant
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1988, pp. 73-74
  71. History Solo
    Non-academic Historians
    The American Historical Review, June 1995, pp. 788-798
  72. [+]
    Hope Against Hope (2 Reviews)
    On the Edge, by Elizabeth Drew
    1. On the Edge by Elizabeth Drew
    2. Middle Class Dreams by Stanley B. Greenberg
    The New Republic, March 13, 1995, pp. 31-34
  73. How to Get a Job in the New Administration
    In the year of the outsider, it helps to know somebody on the inside.
    The Washington Monthly, January 1977, pp. 4-10
  74. [+]
    I'd Walk a Mile for a Fee (Review)
    Cornered, by Peter Pringle
    1. Cornered by Peter Pringle
    The New York Review of Books, June 25, 1998, pp. 33-35
  75. In Business: Taking the Babbitt Test
    Business can be creative, so businessmen no less than artists need the spur of sympathe...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1980, pp. 42-46
  76. In the Forties
    A photographic portfolio, with an introduction
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1983, pp. 39-70
  77. Putting America Back in Business
    Independent Oilmen: Why They Take the Risks
    Everybody thinks the public and private bureaucracies run the country, but guess who fi...
    The Washington Monthly, November 1978, pp. 10-19
  78. Is There a Science of Success?
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994, pp. 82-98
  79. [+]
    It's a Wonderful Lifer (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 Republic, November 6, 1995, pp. 32-35
  80. Features
    It's Not As Bad As You Think It Is
    Misguided handwringing about our society's decline distracts us from the real crises.
    The Washington Monthly, March 1997, pp. 12-13
  81. Jordan, Georgia and the Establishment
    The new Civil War.
    The Washington Monthly, April 1978, pp. 36-47
  82. [+]
    Justice for Blacks? (3 Reviews)
    Race, Crime, and the Law, by Randall Kennedy
    1. Race, Crime, and the Law by Randall Kennedy
    2. Search and Destroy by Jerome G. Miller
    3. Malign Neglect-Race, Crime, and Punishment in America by Michael Tonry
    The New York Review of Books, March 5, 1998, pp. 25-28
  83. [+]
    Koch As Koch Can (3 Reviews)
    Politics, by Edward Koch and William Rauch
    1. Politics by Edward Koch and William Rauch
    2. Mayor: An Autobiography by Edward I. Koch and William Rauch
    3. I, Koch by Arthur Browne #2, Dan Collins, and Michael Goodwin, ...
    The New Republic, January 20, 1986, pp. 35-38
  84. [+]
    The Lawyer as Hero (3 Reviews)
    Dream Makers, Dream Breakers, by Carl T. Rowan
    1. Dream Makers, Dream Breakers by Carl T. Rowan
    2. Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All by Roger Goldman and David Gallen
    3. Thurgood Marshall: Warrior at the Bar, Rebel on the Bench by Michael D. Davis and Hunter R. Clark
    The New Republic, September 13, 1993, pp. 32-36
  85. Political Booknotes
    Left for Dead (Review)
    The Strange Death of American Liberalism, by H.W. Brands
    1. The Strange Death of American Liberalism by H.W. Brands
    The Washington Monthly, December 2001, p. 55
  86. Lessons from the Poverty Front
    OEO didn't solve our urban problems, but it did some things right. Things we should be ...
    The Washington Monthly, December 1989, p. 33
  87. Let the Nurses Do It
    It's time to stop taking the doctors' word for what they can and cannot do. Much of the...
    The Washington Monthly, April 1979, pp. 29-36
  88. Letter from Philadelphia
    No Man's Town
    The New Yorker, June 5, 2000, pp. 42-43
  89. Letter from Washington
    Less Than Zero
    The New Yorker, December 10, 2001, pp. 50-53
  90. Letter from Washington
    Bush's Trillions
    The New Yorker, February 19, 2001, pp. 72-95
  91. Letter from Washington
    Testing Limits
    The New Yorker, July 2, 2001, pp. 28-32
  92. Letter from Washington
    Dreaming About War
    The New Yorker, July 16, 2001, pp. 32-35
  93. Letter from Washington
    The Quiet Man
    The New Yorker, May 7, 2001, pp. 56-61
  94. Letter from Washington
    Bush Floors It
    The New Yorker, May 28, 2001, pp. 72-75
  95. Letter from Washington
    The Options
    The New Yorker, October 1, 2001, pp. 70-74
  96. Letter from Washington
    The Hillary Perspective
    The New Yorker, October 8, 2001, p. 41
  97. Letter from Washington
    What Terrorists Want
    The New Yorker, October 29, 2001, pp. 36-41
  98. Letter from Washington
    William Jennings Bush
    The New Yorker, September 10, 2001, pp. 44-49
  99. Letter from Washington
    The Next World Order
    The New Yorker, April 1, 2002, pp. 42-48
  100. Letter from Washington
    The McCain Code
    The New Yorker, February 4, 2002, pp. 42-53
  101. Letter from Washington
    The Newcomer
    The New Yorker, May 6, 2002, pp. 58-83
  102. Letter from Washington
    Order of Battle
    The New Yorker, November 18, 2002, pp. 42-46
  103. Letter from Washington
    The Chairman
    The New Yorker, October 7, 2002, pp. 48-55
  104. Letter from Washington
    The War on What?
    The New Yorker, September 16, 2002, pp. 36-45
  105. Letter from Washington
    After Iraq
    The New Yorker, February 17, 2003, pp. 70-77
  106. Letter from Washington
    How It Came to War
    The New Yorker, March 31, 2003, pp. 36-40
  107. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1987, pp. 61-64
  108. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 21, 1988, pp. 42-48
  109. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 16, 1988, pp. 55-60
  110. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1991, pp. 63-68
  111. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 6, 1997, pp. 52-56
  112. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, April 9, 1998, pp. 79-84
  113. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, September 24, 1998, pp. 84-88
  114. [+]
    Little John (Review)
    The Lone Star, by James Reston, Jr.
    1. The Lone Star by James Reston, Jr.
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1989, pp. 109-112
  115. Political Booknotes
    Long Good Buy (Review)
    A Consumers' Republic, by Lizabeth Cohen
    1. A Consumers' Republic by Lizabeth Cohen
    The Washington Monthly, January 2003, p. 52
  116. [+]
    Lost in Post-Reality (Review)
    Life: The Movie, by Neal Gabler
    1. Life: The Movie by Neal Gabler
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1999, pp. 97-100
  117. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Reagan's America: Innocents at Home, by Garry Wills
    1. Reagan's America: Innocents at Home by Garry Wills
    The Washington Monthly, April 1987, p. 56
  118. [+]
    Love and the Designated Hitter Rule (Review)
    In an age of experts, we even hire our altruists
    1. Final Payments by Mary Gordon
    The Washington Monthly, March 1979, pp. 47-50
  119. [+]
    Machine Man (Review)
    American Pharaoh, by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor #3
    1. American Pharaoh by Adam Cohen and Elizabeth Taylor #3
    The New Republic, July 31, 2000, pp. 27-30
  120. Magnetic Attraction
    The New Republic, April 13, 1987, pp. 16-18
  121. On Political Books
    Making It, Part 2 (Review)
    Inside the Ivy League admissions game.
    1. Getting in by William Henry Paul
    The Washington Monthly, March 1996, pp. 44-48
  122. The Merit Racket
    How SATs are ruining the GNP.
    The Washington Monthly, December 1981, pp. 40-47
  123. [+]
    Middle Class Hero (Review)
    Kevin Phillips knows what ails the middle class, but not how to cure it.
    1. Boiling Point by Kevin P. Phillips
    The Washington Monthly, March 1993, pp. 54-56
  124. [+]
    A Mil-Symp Takes on the Pentagon (Review)
    John Lehman, the jig is up.
    1. The Pentagon and the Art of War by Edward N. Luttwak
    The Washington Monthly, January 1985, p. 55
  125. The Mirage of Miami
    The New Republic, November 23, 1987, pp. 37-41
  126. Missed Moorings: American Novelists Lose Touch
    The foreign world of the contemporary writer.
    The Washington Monthly, February 1986, pp. 43-50
  127. [+]
    Mysteries of the Middle Class (5 Reviews)
    Declining Fortunes, by Katherine S. Newman
    1. Declining Fortunes by Katherine S. Newman
    2. Silent Depression by Wallace C. Peterson
    3. The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz
    4. The Good Society by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, and Steven M. Tipton, ...
    5. Rising in the West by Dan Morgan
    The New York Review of Books, February 3, 1994, pp. 9-13
  128. [+]
    The Near-Death Cult (Review)
    Otherworld Journeys, by Carol Zaleski
    1. Otherworld Journeys by Carol Zaleski
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1987, pp. 96-97
  129. Neoliberalism Without a Heart
    Governor Gloom tries to become John Updike.
    The Washington Monthly, December 1985, pp. 52-54
  130. A Return to Family and Country
    The New Patriotism
    It's a little like learning to love again.
    The Washington Monthly, January 1982, pp. 45-48
  131. Books
    New York in the Eighties (Review)
    The Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe
    1. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1987, pp. 104-107
  132. No. Seriously. I Want You to Look at the Camera and Say: 'RIDE WITH ME, WYOMING!'
    Who runs Reagan, Anderson, Kennedy, and Carter?
    The Washington Monthly, July 1980, pp. 8-15
  133. [+]
    The Not So Great Dictator (Review)
    The Kingfish and His Realm, by William Ivy Hair
    1. The Kingfish and His Realm by William Ivy Hair
    The New York Review of Books, May 28, 1992, pp. 17-22
  134. Notes & Comment: Kicking in Groups
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1996, pp. 22-27
  135. The Critics
    O Lucky Man! (Review)
    The Reagan Diaries, by Douglas Brinkley and Ronald Reagan
    1. The Reagan Diaries by Douglas Brinkley and Ronald Reagan
    The New Yorker, May 28, 2007, pp. 72-73
  136. [+]
    An Obscure Hurt (Review)
    The Powers That Be, by David Halberstam
    1. The Powers That Be by David Halberstam
    The New Republic, May 5, 1979, p. 29
  137. Off-Off-BroadwayHas Lessons for Us All
    The American theater has an important message for the American people.
    The Washington Monthly, December 1976, pp. 9-21
  138. [+]
    On Political Books (Review)
    High in America, by Patrick Anderson
    1. High in America by Patrick Anderson
    The Washington Monthly, December 1980, pp. 56-57
  139. [+]
    On Political Books (Review)
    Welfare, by Martin Anderson
    1. Welfare by Martin Anderson
    The Washington Monthly, February 1981, pp. 57-59
  140. The Origins of the Underclass
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1986, pp. 54-65
  141. The Origins of the Underclass
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1986, pp. 31-37
  142. The Other Underclass
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1991, pp. 96-107
  143. The Other Washington: Attorneys, Accountants, and Associations
    What the people who don't work for the government do.
    The Washington Monthly, May 1977, pp. 10-20
  144. Our Far-Flung Correspondents
    No People Allowed
    The New Yorker, November 22, 1999, pp. 96-113
  145. [+]
    Out of Sympathy (Review)
    Welfare Policy for the 1990s, by Phoebe H. Cottingham and David T. Ellwood
    1. Welfare Policy for the 1990s by Phoebe H. Cottingham and David T. Ellwood
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1989, pp. 91-93
  146. On Political Books
    The Outcast (Review)
    Norman Podhoretz never forgave the New York intellectuals for rejecting him.
    1. Ex-Friends by Norman Podhoretz
    The Washington Monthly, January 1999, pp. 37-39
  147. On Political Books
    Paging Ward Cleaver (Review)
    Conservatives are right that fatherless families are a problem. But a return to the fif...
    1. Fatherless America by David Blankenhorn
    The Washington Monthly, April 1995, pp. 39-41
  148. [+]
    Paper Tigers (2 Reviews)
    Secrets, by Daniel Ellsberg
    1. Secrets by Daniel Ellsberg
    2. Risk, Ambiguity and Decision by Daniel Ellsberg
    The New Yorker, November 4, 2002, pp. 96-99
  149. The Critics
    Paper Tigers (3 Reviews)
    Restless Genius, by Richard J. Tofel
    1. Restless Genius by Richard J. Tofel
    2. Inside Rupert's Brain by Paul R. La Monica
    3. The Man Who Owns the News by Michael Wolff
    The New Yorker, April 13, 2009, pp. 72-76
  150. On Political Books
    Paradigm Lost (Review)
    The shortcomings of the small-town solution.
    1. The Quest for Community by Robert Nisbet
    The Washington Monthly, April 1991, pp. 46-50
  151. The Peacetime War
    The Atlantic Monthly, October 1984, pp. 71-89
  152. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Success!, by Michael Korda
    1. Success! by Michael Korda
    The Washington Monthly, October 1977, pp. 62-63
  153. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story, by Peter Wyden
    1. Bay of Pigs: The Untold Story by Peter Wyden
    The Washington Monthly, June 1979, pp. 60-61
  154. [+]
    Political Puzzle (Review)
    Thirty Seconds, by Michael Arlen
    1. Thirty Seconds by Michael Arlen
    The Washington Monthly, May 1980, p. 64
  155. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Memorandum for the President, by Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. and Curtis A. Hessler, ...
    1. Memorandum for the President by Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. and Curtis A. Hessler, ...
    The Washington Monthly, January 1981, p. 59
  156. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit II, by Sloan Wilson
    1. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit II by Sloan Wilson
    The Washington Monthly, May 1984, p. 59
  157. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Falwell: Before the Millennium, by Dinesh D'Souza
    1. Falwell: Before the Millennium by Dinesh D'Souza
    The Washington Monthly, May 1985, p. 58
  158. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The News at Any Cost, by Tom Goldstein
    1. The News at Any Cost by Tom Goldstein
    The Washington Monthly, October 1985, p. 55
  159. The Political Scene
    All Together Now?
    The New Yorker, December 4, 2000, pp. 48-51
  160. The Political Scene
    The Empathy Defense
    The New Yorker, December 18, 2000, pp. 46-47
  161. The Political Scene
    Gore Without a Script
    The New Yorker, July 31, 2000, pp. 44-47
  162. The Political Scene
    The Provocateur
    The New Yorker, November 13, 2000, pp. 94-101
  163. The Political Scene
    Worlds Apart
    The New Yorker, October 13, 2008, pp. 110-114
  164. Postscript: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
    The New Yorker, April 7, 2003, pp. 98-100
  165. [+]
    The Power and the Glory (Review)
    My Paper Chase, by Harold Evans
    1. My Paper Chase by Harold Evans
    The New Yorker, December 7, 2009, pp. 90-92
  166. [+]
    The Power and the Story (Review)
    Master of the Senate, by Robert A. Caro
    1. Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro
    The New Republic, September 2, 2002, pp. 23-27
  167. Profile: The Redemption
    The New Yorker, January 31, 2000, pp. 48-55
  168. Profiles: The Controller
    The New Yorker, May 12, 2003, pp. 68-83
  169. Profiles: Without a Doubt
    The New Yorker, October 14, 2002, pp. 164-175
  170. The Promised Land (1991)
    The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America
    13 Reviews, 3 Readable
  171. Protege Power
    The New Republic, April 7, 1979, pp. 10-12
  172. [+]
    Public Men and Private Lives (2 Reviews)
    Some worthy if unsatisfying attempts to explain why America is becoming overly imperson...
    1. The Fall of Public Man by Richard Sennett
    2. Haven in a Heartless World by Christopher Lasch
    The Washington Monthly, March 1978, pp. 63-67
  173. [+]
    Pure Act (Review)
    Theodore Rex, by Edmund Morris
    1. Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris
    The New Yorker, November 19, 2001, pp. 81-84
  174. Putting the Mind Over What Matters
    The trouble with intellectuals is that they don't like politics.
    The Washington Monthly, October 1982, pp. 28-34
  175. The Reading Wars
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1997, pp. 128-134
  176. "Ready, Read!"
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1998, pp. 92-104
  177. Redemption (2006)
    The Last Battle of the Civil War
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  178. [+]
    Reed in the Wind (2 Reviews)
    Active Faith, by Ralph Reed
    1. Active Faith by Ralph Reed
    2. The Godless Constitution by Isaac Kramnick and R. Laurence Moore
    The New Republic, July 8, 1996, pp. 32-35
  179. Reports & Comment
    Washington: The Politics of Immobility
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1984, pp. 32-41
  180. Reports & Comment
    Washington: The Culture of Poverty
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1984, pp. 26-41
  181. Reports & Comment
    Grand Junction: Can't Win for Losing
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1985, pp. 18-27
  182. Reports & Comment
    Washington: "Conservative Opportunity Society"
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1985, pp. 22-36
  183. Reports & Comment
    Texas: A Choice Without a Difference
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1985, pp. 28-35
  184. Reports & Comment
    Politics: England, Whose England?
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1986, pp. 28-39
  185. Reports & Comment
    New Orleans: Hard Times in the Big Easy
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1987, pp. 16-20
  186. Reports & Comment
    New York: Fake Masks
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1987, pp. 24-37
  187. Reports & Comment
    Washington: "Gung Ho on O'B"
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1989, pp. 26-28
  188. Reports & Comment
    Naperville: Stressed Out in Suburbia
    The Atlantic Monthly, November 1989, pp. 34-47
  189. Reports & Comment
    Notes: Healing the Ghettos
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1991, pp. 20-25
  190. Reports & Comment
    Philadelphia: Black Nationalism on Campus
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1993, pp. 31-47
  191. Reports and Comment
    Washington: Fighting the Last War
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1991, pp. 28-34
  192. On Political Books
    Returning Fire in the P.C.War (Review)
    Lawrence Levine says the academic right doesn't have a leg to stand on.
    1. The Opening of the American Mind by Lawrence W. Levine
    The Washington Monthly, November 1996, pp. 41-42
  193. [+]
    Late Summer---Early Fall Book Listsings (Review)
    Selected Letters of John O'Hara, by Matthew J. Bruccoli and John O'Hara
    1. Selected Letters of John O'Hara by Matthew J. Bruccoli and John O'Hara
    The New Republic, August 26, 1978, pp. 40-41
  194. [+]
    "Reading During Marriage" (Review)
    Small Town America, by Richard R. Lingeman
    1. Small Town America by Richard R. Lingeman
    The New Republic, August 30, 1980, pp. 32-33
  195. [+]
    "Map of the World, Martin Frobisher" (Review)
    The Ultimate Tyranny, by Eugene J. McCarthy
    1. The Ultimate Tyranny by Eugene J. McCarthy
    The New Republic, May 10, 1980, pp. 34-35
  196. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    The Dream of Deliverance in American Politics, by Mona Harrington
    1. The Dream of Deliverance in American Politics by Mona Harrington
    The Washington Monthly, March 1986, p. 58
  197. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    Bourgeois Utopias, by Robert Fishman
    1. Bourgeois Utopias by Robert Fishman
    The Washington Monthly, December 1987, p. 56
  198. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    "Democracy is in the Streets", by James Miller
    1. "Democracy is in the Streets" by James Miller
    The Washington Monthly, September 1987, pp. 60-62
  199. [+]
    Political Booknotes (Review)
    A Better Place to Live, by Philip Langdon
    1. A Better Place to Live by Philip Langdon
    The Washington Monthly, September 1994, pp. 56-57
  200. On Political Books
    Ruling by Degree (Review)
    Why the new meritocracy is bad for America.
    1. The Protestant Establishment by E. Digby Baltzell
    The Washington Monthly, January 1992, pp. 41-47
  201. [+]
    The Saint (Review)
    Locked in the Cabinet, by Robert Reich
    1. Locked in the Cabinet by Robert Reich
    The New Republic, July 28, 1997, pp. 27-31
  202. Features
    The SAT Meritocracy
    Is it based on real merit?
    The Washington Monthly, September 1997, pp. 32-36
  203. On Political Books
    The Scars of Busing (Review)
    Boston's wounds haven't healed.
    1. Common Ground by J. Anthony Lukas
    The Washington Monthly, September 1985, pp. 50-53
  204. Seats at the Banquet
    The New Republic, October 29, 1977, pp. 16-19
  205. Slumlord
    Pat Moynihan has done some great things--but betraying the poverty warriors isn't one o...
    The Washington Monthly, May 1991, pp. 39-49
  206. [+]
    Snob Rule (Review)
    H.L. Mencken thought Nietzsche was peachy, but he didn't like very much else--including...
    1. The Diary of H.L. Mencken by Charles A. Fecher and H.L. Mencken
    The Washington Monthly, May 1990, pp. 53-56
  207. Sorting Out The Sixties
    The impressive victories of the last decade present difficult problems for the present ...
    The Washington Monthly, June 1977, pp. 32-41
  208. [+]
    Southern Discomfort (Review)
    The Battle of New Orleans, by Robert V. Remini
    1. The Battle of New Orleans by Robert V. Remini
    The New Yorker, March 13, 2000, pp. 92-96
  209. [+]
    Spheres of Influence (Review)
    The Creation of The Media, by Paul Starr
    1. The Creation of The Media by Paul Starr
    The New Yorker, April 12, 2004, pp. 82-84
  210. The Critics
    Spy Wars (2 Reviews)
    Treachery: Betrayals, Blunders, and Cover-Ups, by Chapman Pincher
    1. Treachery: Betrayals, Blunders, and Cover-Ups by Chapman Pincher
    2. Spies by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr, and Alexander Vassiliev, ...
    The New Yorker, July 27, 2009, pp. 70-74
  211. The Structure of Success in America
    The Atlantic Monthly, August 1995, pp. 41-63
  212. Success in America
    In the last 75 years what it takes to get to the top has changed from innovative talent...
    The Washington Monthly, July 1977, pp. 48-54
  213. Survival Networks: Staying in Washington
    Nobody ever leaves Washington, and what they do to stay in town shapes the way they gov...
    The Washington Monthly, June 1978, pp. 22-32
  214. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, October 10, 2005, pp. 31-35
  215. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - In the Ruins
    The New Yorker, September 12, 2005, p. 33
  216. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, September 26, 2005, pp. 67-75
  217. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Rovian Ways
    The New Yorker, August 27, 2007, p. 29
  218. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, January 29, 2007, pp. 31-35
  219. The Talk of the Town
    The New Yorker, July 30, 2007, pp. 27-31
  220. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Mad and Madder
    The New Yorker, April 6, 2009, p. 21
  221. The Talk of the Town
    Comment - Greatness
    The New Yorker, January 26, 2009, p. 21
  222. [+]
    That's Earl, Folks! (Review)
    Earl K. Long, by Michael L. Kurtz and Morgan D. Peoples
    1. Earl K. Long by Michael L. Kurtz and Morgan D. Peoples
    The New York Review of Books, February 14, 1991, pp. 18-21
  223. Thinking Like a Captain: How to Make General
    Getting ahead in the post-Vietnam Army.
    The Washington Monthly, May 1978, pp. 20-28
  224. Today's Best Journalism: Better Than Fiction
    While some recent Washington novels have their moments, the best of the genre isn't fic...
    The Washington Monthly, March 1983, pp. 24-31
  225. Travel: New England Places
    The Real McCoy
    The Atlantic Monthly, May 1998, p. 49
  226. Arts and Leisure
    Travel: The Other Catskills
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1993, pp. 110-114
  227. [+]
    True West (Review)
    Streets of Laredo, by Larry McMurtry
    1. Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry
    The Atlantic Monthly, September 1993, pp. 111-113
  228. [+]
    Tune In Yesterday (Review)
    Same Time, Same Station, by James L. Baughman
    1. Same Time, Same Station by James L. Baughman
    The New Yorker, April 30, 2007, pp. 80-82
  229. [+]
    Underachiever (Review)
    Consequences, by John G. Tower
    1. Consequences by John G. Tower
    The New York Review of Books, June 27, 1991, pp. 44-47
  230. The Unfinished War
    The Atlantic Monthly, December 1988, pp. 37-47
  231. The Unfinished War
    The Atlantic Monthly, January 1989, pp. 52-69
  232. Values, Personal Choice, and the Failures of Liberalism
    Whatever happened to Jimmy Carter the preacher?
    The Washington Monthly, December 1983, pp. 33-35
  233. Why They Hate Washington
    The View From a Small Town
    In a rural area that gets more from Washington than it pays in taxes, the people still ...
    The Washington Monthly, September 1977, pp. 21-28
  234. [+]
    Virtue and Democracy (Review)
    The Death of Outrage, by William J. Bennett
    1. The Death of Outrage by William J. Bennett
    The New Republic, October 26, 1998, pp. 26-29
  235. [+]
    The Vogue of Childhood Misery (Review)
    A House of Secrets, by Patti Davis
    1. A House of Secrets by Patti Davis
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1992, pp. 119-123
  236. War-Torn Georgetown
    The New Republic, June 2, 1979, pp. 16-18
  237. Political Booknotes
    Way Before Gingrich (Review)
    A Necessary Evil, by Garry Wills
    1. A Necessary Evil by Garry Wills
    The Washington Monthly, October 1999, p. 50
  238. The Critics
    The Wayward Press (Review)
    Blair House
    1. Burning Down My Masters' House by Jayson Blair
    The New Yorker, March 15, 2004, pp. 136-140
  239. The Critics
    The Wayward Press (Review)
    Buffalo Tim
    1. Big Russ and Me by Tim Russert
    The New Yorker, May 24, 2004, pp. 82-84
  240. The Wayward Press
    Right Hook
    The New Yorker, August 29, 2005, pp. 34-41
  241. The Wayward Press
    Fear and Favor
    The New Yorker, February 14, 2005, pp. 168-169
  242. The Wayward Press
    Telling Secrets
    The New Yorker, November 7, 2005, pp. 48-57
  243. The Wayward Press
    Amateur Hour
    The New Yorker, August 7, 2006, pp. 44-45
  244. The Wayward Press
    The Murrow Doctrine
    The New Yorker, January 23, 2006, pp. 38-43
  245. The Wayward Press
    Fear Factor
    The New Yorker, March 27, 2006, pp. 32-35
  246. [+]
    The Wayward Press (Review)
    The Weekly Warrior
    1. "All Governments Lie!" by Myra MacPherson
    The New Yorker, November 27, 2006, pp. 126-133
  247. The Wayward Press
    Paranoid Style
    The New Yorker, October 16, 2006, pp. 96-107
  248. [+]
    Welfare Nostalgia (Review)
    The Price of Citizenship, by Michael B. Katz
    1. The Price of Citizenship by Michael B. Katz
    The Washington Monthly, June 2001, pp. 60-62
  249. [+]
    What Is the South? (4 Reviews)
    Here's Where I Stand, by Jesse Helms
    1. Here's Where I Stand by Jesse Helms
    2. Herding Cats by Trent Lott
    3. Whistling Past Dixie by Thomas F. Schaller
    4. There Goes My Everything by Jason Sokol
    The New Republic, January 29, 2007, pp. 24-27
  250. What No Child Left Behind Left Behind
    The Washington Monthly, August 2008, p. 19
  251. What the Presidential Candidates Should Talk About (But Probably Won't). A Round-up by ...
    Open the Doors to College
    The Washington Monthly, January 1996, p. 38
  252. [+]
    What, Me Worry? (Review)
    On Paradise Drive, by David Brooks
    1. On Paradise Drive by David Brooks
    The New Republic, August 2, 2004, pp. 27-29
  253. Whatever Happened to the Family of Man?
    Diane Arbus and the death of documentary photography.
    The Washington Monthly, October 1984, pp. 12-18
  254. When Bluegrass is Better Than Ballet
    American cities often try so hard to promote big business and big culture that they ign...
    The Washington Monthly, February 1978, pp. 44-48
  255. [+]
    When Reagan Was Reagan (2 Reviews)
    Dark Victory, by Dan E. Moldea
    1. Dark Victory by Dan E. Moldea
    2. City of Nets by Otto Friedrich
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 1987, pp. 23-24
  256. Books
    A Whiff of Magnolia (Review)
    A Turn in the South, by V.S. Naipaul
    1. A Turn in the South by V.S. Naipaul
    The Atlantic Monthly, March 1989, pp. 89-93
  257. [+]
    Whistling in the Pentagon (2 Reviews)
    The Pentagonists, by A. Ernest Fitzgerald
    1. The Pentagonists by A. Ernest Fitzgerald
    2. New Weapons, Old Politics by Thomas L. McNaugher
    The New York Review of Books, October 26, 1989, pp. 3-6
  258. [+]
    White House Watch (2 Reviews)
    On Bended Knee, by Mark Hertsgaard
    1. On Bended Knee by Mark Hertsgaard
    2. Manufacturing Consent by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky
    The New Republic, January 9, 1989, pp. 34-37
  259. Why Carter Fails: Taking the Politics Out of Government
    Running the country on integrity and decision memos doesn't work.
    The Washington Monthly, September 1978, pp. 12-23
  260. The Washington Sandbag Avoidance and Mine Detector Kit
    Why the Sun Will Never Set on the Federal Empire
    The Federal Energy Administration was set up as a temporary agency. It's a permanent on...
    The Washington Monthly, September 1976, pp. 32-41
  261. Why Warnke Quit
    The house on Martha's Vineyard was more important than SALT III.
    The Washington Monthly, May 1979, pp. 26-31
  262. On Political Books: The Conservative Mind
    William Buckley (Review)
    He could be a great thinker, but he's too busy running to the airport.
    1. William F. Buckley, Jr.: Patron Saint of the Conservatives by John B. Judis
    The Washington Monthly, April 1988, p. 42
  263. Windmills, Revisited
    The Washington Monthly, November 2009, pp. 24-25
  264. On Political Books
    The Wins of War (Review)
    Could something shy of war bring Americans together and turn the economy around?
    1. A Democracy at War by William L. O'Neill
    The Washington Monthly, October 1993, pp. 46-49
  265. The World of Business
    The Kids in the Conference Room
    The New Yorker, October 18, 1999, pp. 208-209
  266. Books
    2034 (Review)
    The Rise of the Meritocracy, by Michael Dunlop Young
    1. The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Dunlop Young
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1994, pp. 129-135
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