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Rumsfeld's War and Its Consequences Now

The Unknown Known a film directed by Errol Morris Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld Sentinel, 815 pp., $36.00 By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 19, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2875 words)

The Snowden Leaks and the Public

It is harder than you might think to destroy an Apple MacBook Pro according to British government standards. In a perfect world the officials who want to destroy such machines prefer them to be…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 21, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1935 words)

The Doctor Who Made a Revolution

Dr. Sara Josephine Baker of the New York City Health Department, circa 1912 The Lower East Side of New York was one of the most densely populated square miles on the face of the earth in the 1890s.…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 26, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3718 words)

The Two Faces of American Education

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools by Diane Ravitch Knopf, 396 pp., $27.95              …
PUBLISHED: Oct. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4440 words)

Egypt: The Misunderstood Agony

Laura El-Tantawy/VII Mentor Program Bodies inside the Iman mosque in the Nasr City district of Cairo, before police raided the mosque and took the bodies to the morgue, August 15, 2013 1. They came…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 26, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1822 words)

The American Jewish Cocoon

Moshe Milner/Israeli Government Press Office Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Steny Hoyer and other Democrats from the US House of Representatives, Jerusalem, August 6, 2013…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 26, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1874 words)

Oppenheimer: The Shape of Genius

Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center by Ray Monk Doubleday, 825 pp., $37.50
PUBLISHED: Aug. 15, 2013
LENGTH: 2 minutes (532 words)

Egypt: The Rule of the Brotherhood

1. One turns to many sources to understand the character of Mohamed Morsi, the Egyptian president. There are his longtime fellow members in the Muslim Brotherhood, with whom he served time in Hosni…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 7, 2013
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4469 words)

The Strange Power of Qatar

Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos Doha, Qatar, with the ‘dallah,’ or coffee pot, monument in the foreground, 2010 1. On August 23, Libyan rebels raised their flag over Bab al-Aziziya, the…
AUTHOR:Hugh Eakin
PUBLISHED: Oct. 27, 2011
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1913 words)