The radical passion (Books) , November 2012, 76
A review of Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion by David Horowitz
A partisan view (Books) , March 2008, 74
On Full Circle: A Memoir, by Edith Kurzweil.
Canon fodder (Books) , November 2006, 70
A review of "What's Liberal about the Liberal Arts?" by Michael BÃ©rubÃ©.
Missed opportunities (Books) , October 2005, 77
On Jonathan Kozol's The shame of the nation.
Dumb & dumber (Books) , June 2005, 91
A review of Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter, by Steven Johnson.
Our Black Jeremiah (Books) , December 2004, 76
A review of Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight against Imperialism, by Cornel West.
As seen on TV (Books) , April 2004, 84
A review of The Flickering Mind: The False Promise of Technology in the Classroom and How Learning Can Be Saved, by Todd Oppenheimer .
Spreading the big lie (Books) , September 2003, 72
A review of The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict what Children Learn, by Diane Ravitch.
What went wrong? (Books) , December 2002, 84
A review of Reader's Manifesto: An Attack on the Growing Pretentiousness in American Literary Prose, by B. R. Myers.
Classroom politics (Books) , April 2002, 76
A review of The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics, by Mark Lilla.
Ideas as anecdotes (Books) , October 2001, 67
A review of The Metaphysical Club : A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand