Thomas Meaney

           


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Essays, Reviews & Reports

 

 

 

 

Harry Truman and the Marshall Plan

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 40, No. 23, December 6, 2018, 23-8

 

The Right-Wing Rot at the Heart of the German State

                The New York Times, October 3, 2018, SR7 (with Saskia SchŠfer)

                Kathimerini, October 4, 2018, 3, Greek Translation

                A LÕEncontre, October 7, 2018, French Translation

                Universo Online, October 7, 2018, Portuguese Translation

 

The Dark European Stain

                New Statesman, September 14-20, 2018, 21-5

 

In Memoriam: On V.S. Naipaul (1932-2018)

                The Times Literary Supplement, September 7, 2018, 16-7

 

Estrangement in the ŌEra GlobalĶ: The Deepening of Neoliberal Subjectivity and the Decline of ŌTunnel VisionĶ 

                Social Research, Vol. 85, No. 2, Summer 2018, 351-74

 

Politics vs. Aesthetics: On James Wood

                The Times Literary Supplement, April 4, 2018, 5-6

 

TrumpÕs Foreign Policy is Very American

                The New York Times, March 11, 2018, SR7 (with Stephen Wertheim)

                Kathimerini, March 14, 2018, 3, Greek Translation

                Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2018, 2, German Translation

                Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2018, 2, Persian Translation

 

Doktor Zeitgeist: Profile of Peter Sloterdijk

                The New Yorker, February 26, 2018, 28-33

                Rīgas Laiks, July 2018, 12-5, Latvian Translation

 

Il Postino: On George Steiner

                The Times Literary Supplement, February 23, 2018, 5-6

 

The Hagiography Factory: On Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 40, No. 3, February 8, 2018, 13-5

 

 Western Liberal Agonistes: On Edward Luce

                Australian Foreign Affairs, Issue 1, October 2017, 122-5

 

Fancies and Fears of a Latin Europe: On Wolf Lepenies

                New Left Review, 107, Sept/Oct 2017, 117-129, Spanish Translation

 

In MerkelÕs Kingdom: Notes from the 2017 German Federal Election

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 39, No. 18, September 21, 2017, 8-10 (with Saskia SchŠfer)

 

Teutonic Tremors: The Origins and Rise of the Alternative fŸr Deutschland

                The National Interest, Number 150, July/Aug 2017, 52-61

 

Short Cuts: On Timothy Snyder

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 39, No. 9, May 4, 2017, 27

 

In Memoriam: Robert Silvers, Editor of the New York Review of Books (1929-2017)

                The Times Literary Supplement, March 31, 2017, 19               

 

Ten Bullets to One, Twenty to Another: Sri LankaÕs Civil War

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 9 No 3, February 2, 2017, 33-7

 

Beware of Defense Intellectuals: On Albert and Roberta Wohlstetter

                The Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume 63, Issue 17, December 11, 2016

 

GermanyÕs Darkest Secrets: The Trial of the National Socialist Underground

                The Guardian, December 15, 2016, 33-35 (with Saskia SchŠfer)

 

GermanyÕs New Nationalists: The Case of Frauke Petry

                The New Yorker, October 3, 2016, 54-61

 

And So It Must Be Forever: On Perry AndersonÕs America

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 38 No. 14, July 14, 2016, 5-7

 

Little Old Grandfather: Djilas & Stalin

                The London Review of Books, Vol. 38. No. 10, May 19, 2016, 33-5

 

The Nice and the Not-so-nice: On Sylvie TissotÕs Good Neighbors

                The Times Literary Supplement, April 6, 2016, 13

 

Man-Made Time: On Vanessa OgleÕs The Global Transformation of Time            

                The Times Literary Supplement, March 9, 2016, 7

 

Michael BloombergÕs One-Percent Doctrine

                Foreign Policy, February 12, 2016

 

Short Cuts: In Cologne 

                The London Review of Books, February 4, 2016, 9

                                                         

                                             The Machiavelli of Maryland: On Edward Luttwak                                 

                The Guardian, December 9, 2015, 33-35

                Revista Piau’, Edi‹o 115, April 2016, 34-36, Portuguese Translation

 

The Revolutionologist: On Michael Walzer 

                The Nation, December 7, 2015, 32-38

 

Filthy Rich and Sumptuously Sad: On F. Scott Fitzgerald                          

             The Times Literary Supplement, July 17, 2015, 10-11

 

In the Coetzee Archive

             The London Review of Books, May 21, 2015, 28

 

The Great Chastening: On John Dunn & Francis Fukuyama 

             The Nation, March 23, 2015, 32-35

 

What Was Democracy?

                 The Nation, June 2, 2014, 30-8 (with Yascha Mounk)

                 Letras Libres, December 2014, No. 192, 14-20, Spanish Translation

 

Kierkegaard in Iowa: On Marilynne RobinsonÕs Lila    

             Prospect, November 2014, No. 224, 74-75

 

JokowiÕs Way: A Letter from Indonesia

            The Nation, September 22, 2014, 32-35 (with Saskia SchŠfer)

 

Everything is Intellect: On Karl Ove KnausgŒrd    

             The Times Literary Supplement, March 21, 2014, 3-4

 

Freelance: Spring in Algiers 

            The Times Literary Supplement, April 4, 2014, 16

 

The Swaddling Thesis: On Margaret Mead                             

           The London Review of Books, March 6, 2014, 33-35

 

Power Down: On Hippocratic Humanitarianism                               

           The Nation, December 9, 2013, 26-40

 

Interior Designs: On Norman Rush                                              

           The Times Literary Supplement, October 18, 2013, 19

 

The Colonist of Good Will: On Albert Camus

            The Nation, September 16, 2013, 27-32

        

Empire States: On Pankaj Mishra

            The Nation, June 3, 2013, 24-27

 

David Foster Wallace on Planet Trillaphon

            The Times Literary Supplement, March 13, 2013, 1-3

 

Chicken Wire and Telephone Calls: On Robert Caro

            The Nation, December 10, 2012, 30-36

 

The Religion of Science and Its High Priest

              The New York Review of Books, October 25, 2012, Vol. 59 No. 16, 56-60

 

Dream of Drowning: On Margaret Fuller

            The Times Literary Supplement, October 12, 2012, 10-11

 

Half-Finished People: Germany Imagines Hellas

            The London Review of Books, October 11, 2012, Vol. 34 No. 16, 14-16

 

The Generalist: On Charles de Gaulle 

             The Nation, September 12, 2012, 27-32

 

Richard FordÕs Stoics   

             The Times Literary Supplement, July 25, 2012, 20

                   

Grand Flattery: On George Kennan

            The Nation, May 28, 2012, 27-31 (with Stephen Wertheim)

 

Slaughter-House Life: On Kurt Vonnegut

             The Times Literary Supplement, March 7 2012, 1-3

    

Stranger in a Strange Land: Nietzsche in America

             The Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2011, C4

 

Getting to Denmark: On Francis Fukuyama

            The Nation, August 24, 2011, 33-37

 

Library Man: On Claude LŽvi-Strauss

            The Nation, February 7, 2011, 27-33

 

Neuro-Stories: On Marilynne Robinson

            The Times Literary Supplement, September 10, 2010, 29

 

Priapic and Puritan: On John Cheever

             The Times Literary Supplement, April 3, 2009, 3-5