September 23, 1993 |
Hot off the presses: the complete text of President Clinton's blueprint on health care reform. "The President's Health Security Plan," a 304-page paperback, started showing up in bookstores Wednesday, according to Mary Beth Roche, a publicist for Times Books. It is being sold for $8. The document previously had been available for inspection only by key staff members on Capitol Hill.
October 18, 1987
I do not completely disagree with Steve Wasserman's opinions about Noam Chomsky expressed in his review of "The Chomsky Reader" (The Book Review, Aug. 30); certainly it is true that Chomsky has been "banished to the margins of political debate." But Wasserman's conclusion that Chomsky has "little to add to the political debate over American foreign policy" is nonsense. His contention that Chomsky is unoriginal because parts of his critique are derived from the ideas of Gabriel Kolko and Herbert Marcuse misses the point that these ideas might well be what is needed in a political atmosphere that runs from the extreme right to the liberal center.
September 30, 2003 |
Behind every great man, it is said, stands a great woman. For Lord Nelson, it was Emma Hamilton. For Scott Fitzgerald, it was Zelda. For Kenneth Tynan, it was Elaine Dundy. Sometimes the woman is a man. For Somerset Maugham, it was Alan Searle. For W.H. Auden, it was Chester Kallman. For Christopher Isherwood, it was Don Bachardy. For Gore Vidal, it was Howard Austen, who died on Sept. 22 in Los Angeles of brain cancer at age 74.
October 7, 1992 |
Tonight's "Beverly Hills, 90210" episode largely departs from tales of dating, shopping and teen-age Angst to give its version of a disquieting event of a year ago that drew national attention: Banning High School's refusal to play a football game against Dorsey following shootings at Dorsey's stadium. "The events surrounding Dorsey and Banning really saddened me," said Charles Rosin, the executive producer of Fox's popular drama (airing at 8 p.m., Channels 11 and 6).
March 31, 2002
Question: Your book is selling better than Stephen King and John Grisham, and there are now more than 400,000 copies in print without benefit of any robust publicity campaign. How do you explain the book's success? Answer: After six months of being told that dissent at this time is "unpatriotic," that questioning the leader is "inappropriate" and that they had better "watch what you say, watch what you do," I think people are tired of being told that they can't be Americans.