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George Russell

George Russell

On October 9, 2009, the five obscure Norwegians who choose the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize announced the year’s laureate: President Barack Obama. At...

The event that took place in Jonestown, Guyana, on November 18, 1978, is a nightmare blot on the fading annals of the 1970s. The largest...

Guilty as hell. Free as a bird. America is a great country. —William Ayers On November 3, 1984, Susan Lisa Rosenberg was apprehended by police as she and a...

The Global Bureaucrat A Billion Lives: An Eyewitness Report from the Frontlines of Humanity by Jan Egeland HarperCollins. 272 pp. $27.00 As the chief administrator...

What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News by Eric Alterman Basic. 322 pp. $25.00 Eric Alterman, the vociferous media critic of the Nation and an...

The Way of the Brahmin A Good Life: Newspapering and other Adventures by Ben Bradlee Simon & Schuster. $14 pp. $21.50 Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee is without question one of...

In Praise of Enterprise Adam Smith in His Time and Ours: Designing the Decent Society. by Jerry Z. Muller. Free Press. 272 pp. $22.95. For Aristotle, politics was the...

The Legacy of the 80’s The Seven Fat Years and How to do it Again. by Robert L. Bartley. Free Press. 256 pp. $22.95. Robert L. Bartley’s book could...

Tuning Out Three Blind Mice: How the TV Networks Lost Their Way. by Ken Auletta. Random House. 642 pp. $25.00. What should we make of the decline of perhaps...

Is Oil Everything? The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power. by Daniel Yergin. Simon & Schuster. 876 pp. $24.95. Daniel Yergin’s timing could hardly have been...

Blood, Class, and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies. by Christopher Hitchens. Farrar Straus Grioux. 398 pp. $22.95. Christopher Hitchens, British-born, Oxford-educated, a columnist for the Nation and Washington editor of...

To a visitor from, say, Mars, it might come as a surprise to learn that the 1980’s—a decade of stable prices, unprecedentedly low unemployment, and...