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
Aug. 25 2014 2:16 PMThe Real #GenocideinGazaIt’s the one Hamas hopes to perpetrate on the Jews.
The Spectator
Sept. 12 2013 11:05 AMHe’s Not Holden!The one big mistake people make about Salinger and Catcher in the Rye.
The Spectator
April 26 2013 5:41 AM“The Insane Root That Takes the Reason Prisoner”Macbeth, Boston, and the two paradoxes of evil.
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Feb. 13 2013 5:30 AMIs Jane Austen Overhyped?Evaluating her literary merit amid the anniversary reverence.
The Spectator
Dec. 27 2012 12:16 PMShould You Go To Grad School?My story.
The Spectator
Nov. 9 2012 6:29 PMHow Bruce Springsteen Elected Barack ObamaSandy, Snooki, Christie, Bruce, and Barack.
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Oct. 8 2012 3:50 AMIs the Republican Party Racist?It depends on race-baiting tactics and the votes of former Confederate states.
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July 23 2012 2:53 PMHas the Meaning of Nothing Changed?In his quest to understand the origins of the universe, Jim Holt stands up for the big 0.
Brow Beat
June 18 2012 2:45 PMBob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Still Don’t Know Who Ordered Watergate
The Spectator
April 27 2012 6:06 PMA Challenge to Robert RedfordWill his new documentary explain whether Nixon ordered the Watergate break-in?
The Spectator
Feb. 6 2012 2:54 PMShut Your Mouth, Chris ChristieThe whole Jersey fat-guy authenticity thing is over.
The Spectator
Nov. 17 2011 4:26 PMA Moment of BeautyI’m so happy I found Lucinda Williams’ “I’m So Happy I Found You”
The Spectator
Oct. 7 2011 4:19 PMSteve Jobs and MeHe said my 1971 article inspired him. His iBook obsessed me.
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Sept. 30 2011 4:24 PMThe End of Evil?
Neuroscientists suggest there is no such thing. Are they right?
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Aug. 2 2011 12:57 PMSeeing Catch-22 TwiceThe awful truth people miss about Heller's great novel.
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Nov. 21 2013 11:48 PMWhy’d Oswald Do It?It may all come down to a party in Mexico City.
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June 27 2013 7:32 AMSalinger, the Swamis, and the SecretsNew letters shed light on J.D. Salinger’s spiritual life—and reinforce the need for his estate to come clean about what, if any, works remain locked in the vault.
The Spectator
April 10 2013 2:00 PMPhilby and OswaldThe truth is still out there.
Nuclear Power
Jan. 23 2013 3:37 PMHow Obama Could Reduce the Risk of Nuclear War Right NowMinuteman missiles in remote silos are a thermonuclear accident waiting to happen.
The Spectator
Nov. 21 2012 8:15 AMThe Unbearable Whiteness of White MeatDark meat is better. Why don't we love it more?
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Oct. 19 2012 5:44 PMGeorge McGovern Was a WinnerHis 1972 campaign was the most lopsided loss in presidential history. But this man was no loser.
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Aug. 24 2012 4:20 AMA New SlurCalling people "Holocaust-obsessed" is the new holocaust denial.
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June 26 2012 5:09 PMDon’t Hate This ManRalph Nader is still a hero.
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May 28 2012 6:45 AMDoes Love Survive Loss?Auden and Larkin each wrote powerful lines about love—and then had grave doubts about them. Why?
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March 14 2012 4:54 PMSix Questions About the Nuclear Crisis in the Middle EastThe emotional factors, and the scientific ones.
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Dec. 23 2011 3:02 PMCatchphrase ExecutionerBad sex jargon, horrible “occupy” jokes, and other terrible things we said this year.
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Oct. 27 2011 11:46 AM10 Things I Hate About AnonymousAnd the stupid Shakespearean birther cult behind it.
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Oct. 7 2011 4:19 PM“Secrets of the Little Blue Box”The 1971 article about phone hacking that inspired Steve Jobs.
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Sept. 1 2011 7:23 PMThe Novel That Explains the Moment We're InBUtterfield 8 and the fear of a new Depression.
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July 1 2011 4:55 PMYale's New Jewish QuotaThe university's shameful decision to kill its anti-Semitism institute.




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.