The End of Illusion
October 17, 2011
This book is a story of failure—the failure of the Islamic Republic, despite thirty years of propaganda and political education, to inculcate in a new
October 13, 2011
Ron Suskind portrays Obama as unable to exercise control over his senior White House staff and over Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner. He present
The Last Word
October 12, 2011
On January 30, 2000, Kurt Vonnegut was sitting in the study of his Manhattan brownstone, watching the Super Bowl. During the first quarter, he put out his cigarette and went downstairs to get some food. Somehow, his trash can caught on fire. Vonnegut, who was then 77, rushed upstairs and tried to beat the flames out with a blanket, but he couldn’t save the study. He spent four days in the hospital for smoke inhalation.