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Perry Anderson Reviews Frank in The Nation

In the current (April 24) issue of The Nation, Perry Anderson reviews Francis Fukuyama’s new book. Being what The Nation is, and Perry Anderson being Perry Anderson, the result is not surprising – except for one thing. On the last page of the review (p. 29, as it happens), Anderson writes that the best that […]

The Paradox of International Action

International action today can be legitimate or effective, but rarely both. The solution is to create "multi-multilateralism."

Celebrities R US

What do Joshua Reynolds, Theda Bara, Madonna, and NASCAR champ Jeff Gordon have in common?

It Doesn't Stay in Vegas

Bernard-Henri Levy, a French intellectual following in Tocqueville’s footsteps, discusses America with Francis Fukuyama.

Toolbox Memo
Containing the Nuclear Red Zone Threat

A multinational solution for keeping states out of the nuclear weapons business.

Polio's Return

how polio, a disease of the verge of eradication at the end of the 20th century, made a comeback at the beginning of the 21st.

Mirror, Mirror, on the War

The Dreyfus Affiar was important not for its historical consequences but for the moral rot it exposed in France. The same may be true of America and l'affaire Irak

Cool Jazz and Cold War

Dana giola, Chairman of National Endowment for the Arts, talks with jazz legend Dave Brubeck about diplomacy in 5/4 time.

The Multiculturalism of the Streets

When Americans eat at Baja Fresh or Panda Express, they're digesting more than they think.

Alone in a Crowd

A lunch in Berlin (nearly) gets out of hand.

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