Articles

Here are just some of the articles I’ve written over the years.  For a complete list, go to my CV.

The Obamanauts.” Dissent (Fall 2019), 157-167.

Eric Hobsbawm, the Communist Who Explained History.” The New Yorker (May 9, 2019).

Uninstalling Hayek.” Boston Review (March 3, 2019).

The Plight of the Political Convert.” The New Yorker (January 23, 2019).

The New Socialists.” New York Times (August 26, 2018), Sunday Review, 1.

The Erotic Professor.” The Chronicle Review (June 2018), B11-13.

Forget About It.” Harper’s (April 2018), 5-7.

The Politics Trump Makes.” n+1 (January 11, 2017).

How Intellectuals Create a Public.” The Chronicle Review (January 22, 2016), B10-14.

The Trials of Hannah Arendt.” The Nation (June 1, 2015), 12-25. [PDF]

Achieving Disunity.” London Review of Books (October 25, 2012), 23-25.

The War on Tax.” London Review of Books (August 25, 2011), 8.

“Reclaiming the Politics of Freedom.” The Nation (April 6, 2011), 18-22.

“Dragon-Slayers.” London Review of Books (January 4, 2007), 18-20.

Language and Violence: From Pathology to Politics.” Raritan (Fall 2006), 41-51.

“Strangers in the Land.” The Nation (April 10, 2006), 28-33.

“The Fear of the Liberals.” The Nation (September 8, 2005), 13-18.

Fascism and Counterrevolution.” Dissent (Summer 2005), 110-115.

“Liberalism at Bay, Conservatism at Play:  Fear in the Contemporary Imagination.” Social Research 71 (Winter 2004), 927-962.

“Fragmented State, Pluralist Society: How Liberal Institutions Promote Fear.” Missouri Law Review 69 (Fall 2004), 1061-1093.

Endgame: Conservatives after the Cold War.” Boston Review (February 2004), 26-30.

“Closet-Case Studies.” New York Times Magazine (December 16, 2001), 23-24.

Denied the Fruits of Their Labor.” Dissent (Fall 2001), 131-135.