The writers in the New York Review of Books don't pull their punches. One of
my favorite examples is by Hans Morgenthau, reviewing W. W. Rostow's View from the
Seventh Floor in the July 30, 1964 issue.
The Sweet Smell of Success:
Hans Morgenthau quotes George Washington on the primacy of self-interest:
A small knowledge of human nature will convince us, that, with far the
greatest part of mankind, interest is the governing principle; and that, almost,
every man is more or less, under its influence. Motives of public virtue may