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Gary Rosen

Gary Rosen

Of the ways one might choose to visit China for the first time, traveling with a delegation of American journalists, as I did in September,...

In this slide show of photos from his recent trip, Gary Rosen discusses some of the more colorful characters and episodes described in "My Short March...

Mr. Personality The Assault on Reason by Al Gore Penguin Press. 308 pp. $25.95 Part of the fascination of watching Al Gore run for President seven years ago lay...

The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World’s Government in the 21st Century by Michael Mandelbaum Public Affairs. 283 pp. $26.00 When Michael Mandelbaum failed to...

Foreign-Policy “realism” has never been an easy sell in America. Its emergence as a mature school of thought in the early years of the cold...

Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby Metropolitan Books. 417 pp. $27.50 Susan Jacoby completed Freethinkers well before the latest outbreak of hostilities in the culture...

Made in Texas: George W. Bush and the Southern Takeover of American Politics by Michael Lind Basic. 201 pp. $24.00 Good Republican soldier that he is, Trent Lott...

In the summer of 2001, as the Bush administration prepared to announce its much-anticipated decision on federal funding for stem-cell research, the White House began...

Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right by Ann Coulter Crown. 256 pp. $25.95 Among the recurring characters on NBC’s acclaimed show The West Wing, the most improbable...

1 For these and other opinion pieces written immediately after the key legal decisions in the Florida controversy (as well as for the decisions themselves),...

Since the late 1960’s, when Hollywood began turning them out with some regularity, movies about drugs have tended to follow one of two basic formulas....

Gun control is hardly a new issue in American politics, but its current prominence—with the presidential candidates staking out positions on such esoteric matters as...