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Reviews and Essays
The Politics of Human Suffering
Less than a year ago, United States marines landed on the beaches of Mogadishu to the acclaim of its citizens.
America and Bosnia
The American government badly needs to break the mold it has set for
itself and pledge its power to a definitive settlement.
Russia's Extreme Right; Review of Walter Laqueur, Black Hundred: The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia (New York: HarperCollins, 1993)
Bottom Line vs. Front Line
The Clinton administration is withdrawing money from the nation's defense accounts with no firmer justification than its hope for ten or twenty years of world peace, or at least its expectation that the foreseeable future holds no serious challeng
The '1205 Document': A Story of American Prisoners, Vietnamese Agents, Soviet Archives, Washington Bureaucrats, and the Media
Last January, I was sitting in the former headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, reading top-secret Soviet files about the Vietnam war.
The Great Transformation
Four years have now passed since the implosion of the communist state in Poland set in train a process that led to the collapse of the other Central European communist states.
The Constraints of Russian Culture
Democratic impulses, not nearly so rare in the Russian past as we imagine, have been distinctly hostile to competition and enterprise.
Poets on Power (and its loss)
Turning the pages of a collected Auden, one's eye repeatedly catches something that seems strikingly appropriate to the state of Europe today.
International Crime and Punishment
The idea of an international criminal court is supported by many people and now has moved from the lobbying of lawyers and moralists to an area of practical action.
A Mandate for Israel
The ultimate success of the current Arab-Israeli negotiations will hinge on how they deal with the legal and moral essence of the conflict: the longstanding Arab legal and moral arguments used to oppose Zionism and Israel.