Michael Manville's writing has appeared in a number of online and print publications. He lives in Los Angeles.
People Like You
An open letter to critics of the Republican Party.
06.28.2005 | POLITICS
Power 1, Truth 0
Anyone surprised by the media's current sycophancy need only look at the sad story of Gary Webb to see that it was a long time coming.
12.14.2004 | MEDIA
If you aren't somewhat back to normal by now, you should be. What November 2 meant, and what it didn't.
11.29.2004 | POLITICS
Ghosts of Harlem
Coming of age in the Other America.
10.02.2004 | BOOKS
Is your energy level flagging as November approches? Here are eight loathsome things about the GOP to keep you going.
08.25.2004 | POLITICS
Big Fat Stupid White Man?
Michael Moore is on the side of the angels, but do we really want his truth standards?
08.01.2004 | BOOKS
Let Them Eat Bus Fumes
The economics of American public transportation.
03.01.2004 | BOOKS
Crude and cruelty in Nigeria.
02.03.2004 | BOOKS
Castles in the Air
The new buildings proposed for Ground Zero are slated to be even bigger than before. Is this nationalism, triumphalism, or one just one more aspect of the ambivalent American attitude toward cities? A meditation on the current state of urbanism.
02.12.2003 | SOCIETY
The Gathering Storm
Must our foreign policy be lawless?
01.23.2003 | POLITICS
Going It Alone
The world is suspicous of our motives in Iraq, and not without reason. A brief history of bad intentions.
09.20.2002 | POLITICS
On our inability to give up the gun.
08.28.2002 | SOCIETY
Attack of the Platitudes
The Right regularly extols globalization with a barrage of banality. The Left, in a new video, sadly reciprocates. Is there no room for a more sophisticated vision?
08.26.2002 | FILM
Our Men in Havana
For forty years, the only thing we have been able to do about Cuba is lie.
05.24.2002 | POLITICS
This Is American History On Drugs
Everything you wanted to know about the narcotics trade that didn't fit in a 30-second Super Bowl ad.
02.25.2002 | POLITICS
All Things Must Pass
Reflections on George Harrison, the least known--and possibly best--Beatle.
12.26.2001 | MUSIC
Life During Wartime
Four short essays from an empire of contradiction.
11.11.2001 | POLITICS
Private Ryan, Amnesiac
As America girds for a new conflict, and as pundits offer endless comparisons to World War II, it becomes worth asking: did the Good War even exist?
10.07.2001 | POLITICS
Harvest of Sorrow
Is Osama bin Laden a product of the very country he hates?
09.14.2001 | POLITICS
The False Promise of Free Trade
If rich countries only want to help poor ones, then why do poor countries keep getting poorer?
07.31.2001 | POLITICS