The New Republic Staff
'the Night Tourist'
May 08, 2008
Some excellent home news to report: Our very own Kate Marsh won an Edgar Award for her haunting children's novel, The Night Tourist. It's a prestigious piece of hardware, and huge congratulations are in order. ...
Lawrence Kaplan On The War
May 07, 2008
Our friend Lawrence Kaplan (whose new journal, World Affairs, comes with highest recommendations) has a fascinating interview in Der Spiegel today. He speaks candidly about the war in Iraq and its grave consequence, and, unsurprisingly, this quote has received the most attention: So whose fault is it--the Americans' or the Iraqis'? I think both. I also think that the Iraq experience has set back the cause of idealism in American foreign policy and the willingness of Western countries to intervene for humanitarian reasons.
Can We Get Royalties At Least?
April 24, 2008
We don't want to say that this week's cover of Time is a rip-off of our HillarAck cover that came out last month, but--oh, whatever--they totally ripped us off! All the way on down to the cover line, too: "There Can Only Be One" vs. "We Have To Choose One." Perhaps we should retaliate by putting a mirror on one of our future covers? On second thought ... no, that's a terrible idea. UPDATE: Time's cover is derivative (not just of us).
Standing By His Man
March 26, 2008
For Marty Peretz's take on why Obama was correct in not repudiating Reverend Wright, click here. For a taste: My relationship to the different rabbis whose sermons I have not just heard, but heard intently over more than 50 years, would make a very difficult narrative--not quite as difficult as a narrative about my father and me, but up there. I now attend a synagogue in New York with my children and my grandson. I love the synagogue; I do not love the rabbis for I do not really know them personally. More to the point, I do not love their sermons.
What Obama's 'race Speech' Does Say
March 18, 2008
You can find the full text here.
The '3 A.M.' Fight Continues
March 13, 2008
Sean Wilentz has just offered a new response to Orlando Patterson's response from yesterday--which was written to refute Sean Wilentz's response to his op-ed in Tuesday's New York Times.
More From Moscow
March 02, 2008
Here's our election day correspondent Michael Idov speaking (on camera!) about Dmitry Medvedev's victory in Russia's presidential race--reflecting on the great apathy it inspired and on what you should expect going forward. Check it out.
Vote With Confidence. Vote With Knowledge.
February 05, 2008
Hey, we hear there's a primary today. Seems like as good a time as any to catch up on TNR's recent campaign coverage--there's Jon Chait's piece (now free to all!) on how Obama liberates Democrats from the Clinton's siege mentality; there's John Judis's CW-moving article, from mid-December, on how Latino voters could save Hillary's campaign; and there's David Kusnet, Bill Clinton's former speechwriter, on the perils John McCain will face in the general. There's also much more. To paraphrase P.
Who Killed Benazir Bhutto?
January 21, 2008
This weekend, the CIA fingered Baitullah Mahsud, the commander of the Pakistani Taliban, as the man chiefly responsible for Benazir Bhutto’s assassination. It seems as if Peter Bergen, in a gripping piece from the newest issue of TNR, was on the case early: Which brings us back to the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mahsud, a picture-book villain if there ever was one. In the few photographs that exist of him, he sports a Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-meets-Mullah-Omar look, his head wrapped in a shawl out of which his black curly tresses flow.
More Selections From Ron Paul's Newsletters
January 14, 2008
The Newsletters: Since at least 1978, Ron Paul has attached his name to a series of newsletters--Ron Paul's Freedom Report, Ron Paul Political Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report, and The Ron Paul Investment Letter--that frequently made outrageous statements. You can see excerpts from the first batch of these newsletters.