Don’t Read This Book: A History of Literary Censorship
July 25, 2014
Three new works concerned with banned literature, from Joyce to Rushdie.
'Harriet the Spy' Predicted Our Surveillance State
July 21, 2014
Harriet's domestic spying was eerily similar to the NSA's
How the CIA Stole 'Dr. Zhivago'
June 21, 2014
The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy.
The Truth About Our Libertarian Age
June 17, 2014
Why the dogma of democracy doesn't always make the world better
U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot
April 19, 2014
In his decades of influential writing and policymaking, George Kennan presented himself as a hard-headed realist. He was anything but.
No, we are nowhere near World War III.
The Most Humane Drama on Cable Is About a Bunch of Murderous Spies
February 26, 2014
"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"
My Soviet Valentine
February 14, 2014
In honor of Valentine's Day 1958, pseudonymous author Sagittarius took a light-hearted look at ongoing diplomatic talks between the United States and Soviet Union on the subject of nuclear weapons tests.
The Trial of Robert D. Kaplan
April 25, 2013
The Atlantic writer's apologia for Henry Kissinger is incoherent and amoral all at once.
Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 3, Post 2
April 16, 2013