Paul Berman

MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: "For all the talk about futility and perversity in interventions, it is well to remember that not all of them have failed." 

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The Source of El Comandante's Power

Hugo Chavez: The Source of His Power

What I learned from meeting Hugo Chavez.

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The Strange Power of Les Mis, the Book

Victor Hugo's Hard-nosed Melodrama

Why the most dramatic parts of Les Misérables are also the most politically incisive.

 

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Welcome to Phase Three of the Arab Spring

Islamists are waning in the Arab world. But will Obama notice?

Islamists are waning in the Arab world. But will Obama notice?

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When 500 million Europeans receive their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, here's why they really will deserve it.

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The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.

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I turned off the TV feeling that I finally understood Obama, the man.

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Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.

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Baathism: An Obituary

When Bashar Al Assad's government finally collapses in Syria, it will mean the end of a totalitarian ideology that thrived—and killed—for 70 years.

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The most cunning, odious and successful of Gore Vidal’s provocations was surely a mid-career contribution to a special issue of The Nation in 1986, marking the magazine’s one-hundred-twentieth anniversary. The essay was called “The Empire Lovers Strike Back” and is best read today in conjunction with a previous Nation essay from the same year, “The American Empire Ran Out of Gas,” and a clarifying subsequent commentary in The Sunday Telegraph in 1993 called “Race Against Time,” all of which he went on to reprint in his essay collections, perhaps under different titles.

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