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Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson spent 17 years at McGraw-Hill, including six years as a news executive in New York. He now writes from Bordeaux in France.
by | Apr 16, 2012

With the possible exception of the egregious Geraldo Rivera, I cannot think of another television interviewer who has stirred emotions…

by | Mar 12, 2012

“I am shocked, shocked to find that gambling in going on in here,” says Captain Renault in the film Casablanca…

by | Mar 7, 2012

Honor in the Dust: Theodore Roosevelt, War in the Philippines, and the Rise and Fall of America’s Imperial DreamBy Gregg…

by | Jan 19, 2012

The Founding Fathers vs. The People: Paradoxes in American DemocracyBy Anthony King (Harvard University Press, 242 pages, $35) Some of…

by | Dec 12, 2011

George F. Kennan: An American Life By John Lewis Gaddis (Penguin Press, 784 pages, $39.95) One of the more poignant…

by | Nov 1, 2011

America has been marathon-mad for decades but after you have run a few of them they begin to seem a…

by | Oct 20, 2011

On Evil By Terry Eagleton (Yale University Press, 176 pages, $16) “The devil seems to have all the best tunes,”…

by | Oct 10, 2011

As our youngsters continue to be outscored by Asians and Europeans in basic subjects like math and reading, some middle…

by | Oct 3, 2011

I have no idea how Barack Obama got my email address but a few weeks ago there it was in…

by | Aug 24, 2011

A wise man once said, “Show me a man who is married to a beautiful woman, and I’ll show you…

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