Picking up where we left off with The Essential Ron Rosenbaum: Part One, here’s another (baker’s) dozen from Rosenbaum—from lunches with power brokers in the 1980s, to literary appreciations of Shakespeare, Catch-22, and Murray Kempton, musical adventures with Willie Nelson and Linda Ronstadt, and investigative journeys chasing the Devil in Long Island in the ’90s to the Nazi darkness still visible in the 21st Century, here is more from a modern master.

Dive in, we know you’ll enjoy:

More Investigation:

“Tales From the Cancer Cure Underground” (Harper’s: November, 1980)

“Kim Philby and the Age of Paranoia” (The New York Times Magazine: July 10, 1994)

“The Devil in Long Island” (The New York Times Magazine: August 22, 1993)

“Against Normalization: The Lesson of the ‘Munich Post’” (LARB: February 5, 2017)

“Hitler Continued” (LARB: June 10, 2014)

The Literary Life: 

Murray Kempton: “The Connoisseur of Scoundrels” (Manhattan Inc.: May, 1987)

“Shakespeare in Rewrite” (The New Yorker: May 13, 2002)

“Seeing Catch-22 Twice” (Slate: August 2, 2011)

The Power Brokers: 

Roy Cohn: “All Power, No Lunch” (Manhattan Inc: November, 1984)

“The Passions of Mario Cuomo” (Manhattan Inc.: September, 1985)

William Kunstler: “The Most Hated Lawyer in America” (Vanity Fair: March, 1992)

Pop Culture Potpourri: 

Linda Ronstadt: “Melancholy Baby” (Esquire: October, 1985)

“The Ballad of Willie Nelson” (Vanity Fair: November, 1991)



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