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Don't Prop up Putin by Giving Him an Enemy

Kimberly Marten | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Kimberly Marten

Putin's post-Soviet regime may be approaching a crucial tipping point in its level of domestic support. Let's hope that the United States doesn't take his bait, and inadvertently prop him back up by giving him a military enemy to fight against.

How Dare I Ask: Is America Dying?

Glen Browder | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have come to the disturbing suspicion that we may be drifting perilously away from the Great Experiment of American history. Anger, cynicism, extremism -- and a pernicious irrelevancy -- are taking their toll on our national democratic experiment.

How is the New York Times Book Review Doing?

Steve Kettmann | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Steve Kettmann

If a call came tomorrow and you were asked to take over as editor of the Times Book Review, what, if any, changes would you make?