Thomas Meaney

           


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Reviews, Essays & Reports

 

 

On 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: Profile 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