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Jackson Lears

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Jackson Lears

Jackson Lears teaches American history at Rutgers University. He is the editor of Raritan: A Quarterly Review and the author, most recently, of Rebirth of a Nation: The Making of Modern America, 1877–1920.

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Keep talkin' happy talk… till the fat lady sings…

For Margaret Thatcher as for today’s happiness industry, there is no such thing as society.

For Christopher McKnight Nichols, isolationists were cultural cosmopolitans who distrusted the impact of empire.

Scientists, Sam Harris writes, are the saints of circumspection. If that’s true, then with his writing on religion and morality Harris breaks the mold.
 

A new biography of William James portrays a man who made a brilliant career of asking tough questions.

In Songs of Experience, Martin Jay examines modern debates over the relationship between theory and the lived world.