Ron Rosenbaum Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum is the author of The Shakespeare Wars and Explaining Hitler. His latest book is How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III. 

The Spectator
Sept. 9 2009 3:17 PMWho Are You Calling Genius?It's time to retire the term.
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Aug. 26 2009 11:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest, the Springtime for Tarantino EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.
The Spectator
June 17 2009 3:56 PMThe Best Way To Speak ShakespeareIt will make you catch your breath.
The Spectator
May 22 2009 1:10 PM2012: Tsunami of StupidityWhy the latest apocalyptic cult is a silly scam.
The Spectator
April 2 2009 6:47 AMShould We Care What Shakespeare Did in Bed?The controversy over a sexy new portrait.
The Spectator
March 2 2009 1:55 PMNot the Usual SuspectsThree detective novels that restore pleasure to reading.
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Jan. 23 2009 7:23 PMThe Worst Pop Singer Ever Why, exactly, is Billy Joel so bad?
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Dec. 18 2008 7:14 PMWhere Are the Jewish Gangsters of Yesteryear? Or, what we can learn about "respectability" from Bernie Madoff and Meyer Lansky.
The Spectator
Nov. 28 2008 7:07 AMEverything You Need To Know About Hitler's "Missing" TesticleAnd why we're so obsessed the Führer's sex life.
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Oct. 24 2008 7:34 PMThe Opera's New ClothesWhy I walked out of Doctor Atomic.
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Sept. 23 2008 5:02 PMShakespeare's Bootlegger, Dylan's Biographer, Nabokov, and MeWhen should an unauthorized version be authorized?
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Aug. 20 2008 11:49 AMCrossword, Sudoku Plague Threatens America!The puzzle of puzzle people.
The Spectator
July 18 2008 7:24 AMThe Good RatThe Dostoyevskian pleasures of Jimmy Breslin.
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June 12 2008 3:15 PMAre Those Shakespeare's "Balls"?Should "A Lover's Complaint" be kicked out of the canon?
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May 9 2008 2:33 PMA Real Nuclear Option for the NomineesAverting "inadvertent" war in two easy steps.
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Aug. 21 2009 4:14 PMWill the Pentagon Thwart Obama's Dream of Zero?How serious is the president about nuclear disarmament?
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July 24 2009 7:08 AMAn Open Letter to Jon StewartBring back Leibowitz!
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June 5 2009 6:01 PMSave the Salinger Archives! Even if we have to save them from Salinger himself.
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May 8 2009 11:59 AMThe New Nuke PornOur nuclear fantasies have gotten more hard-core.
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March 13 2009 1:52 PMChoctaw BingoA modest proposal for a new national anthem.
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Feb. 9 2009 10:41 AMDon't Give an Oscar to The ReaderWe don't need another "redemptive" Holocaust movie.
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Jan. 9 2009 5:12 PMThe Letter of Last ResortThe decision about nuclear apocalypse lying in a safe at the bottom of the sea.
The Spectator
Dec. 10 2008 6:17 PMGive the Guy a Butt!Let Obama smoke in the White House.
The Spectator
Nov. 11 2008 7:06 PMThe Good Life of a New-Media GuruIs Jeff Jarvis gloating too much about the death of print?
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Oct. 9 2008 12:28 PMThe Bloomberg SyndromeThe New York mayor's power grab is a symptom of a national problem.
The Spectator
Sept. 5 2008 5:48 PMNew Literary Art Form Discovered!In praise of the praise of poetry.
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Aug. 8 2008 6:09 PMThe Columbia Journalism Review's Division Over DissentIs global warming now beyond debate?
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June 27 2008 7:49 PMNotes on CatchWhich catchphrases should be "thrown under the bus"?
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May 22 2008 5:34 PMIn Praise of Liberal GuiltIt's not wrong to favor Obama because of race.
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April 25 2008 5:12 PMThe Fate of Nabokov's LauraA Slate critic helps save Nabokov's last novel from destruction.

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Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.