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Richard Lingeman

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Richard Lingeman

Senior Editor

Richard Lingeman is a senior editor of The Nation. His books include Small Town America: A Narrative History, 1620-Present; Don't You Know There's a War On? The American Home Front, 1941-1945; An American Journey: Theodore Dreiser (a two-volume biography, now available in one abridged paperback edition from John Wiley & Sons); Sinclair Lewis: Rebel From Main Street (Random House); Double Lives: American Writers’ Friendships (Random House), and, most recently, The Noir Forties: The American People from Victory to the Cold War (Nation Books).


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A political nightmare, with a scriptural spin, tells the true story of two nefarious lords and their faithful servant.

The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are
included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in

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John Hess, who, it should be said, is one of The Nation's oldest friends and severest critics, once complained to me about an "editor's choice" blurb I'd written, which contained a brief

Lenny Bruce, the potty-mouthed wit who turned stand-up comedy into social commentary, was posthumously pardoned yesterday by Gov. George E.

This is a book that should be on every activist's bed table, like Gideon bibles in hotels.

likeness of Nathaniel Hawthorne hanging in the AmLit museum resembles
the shadowy, fading portrait of a distinguished ancestor.