History has shown us that when being invaded, one party’s failure to cooperate seldom ends peacefully. Although in this instance World War Three won’t be the outcome, for some New Yorkers, it may feel like it: Shake Shack is not coming to Grand Central just yet. Read More
By Jack Miles 4/08/02 12:00am
Problem From Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide , by Samantha Power.
Basic Books, 610 pages, $30.
“The lesson of Auschwitz,” according to a legendary Holocaust
intellectual speaking at a Los Angeles temple in the early 1990′s, “is that you
can get away with it.” A stunning remark.
Alas, when I checked Read More
By Jack Miles 3/11/02 12:00am
California City (pop. 8,400) lies at the far end of a back road deep in the Mojave Desert. Skiers heading north along the east side of the Sierra Nevada toward Mammoth Lakes pass the cutoff to California City on their way. The sign for the town is easily missed. I learned of the existence of Read More