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Rhapsodizing about "Rhapsody in Blue."

The governor of Illinois is an uncommon man with the interests of the common man at heart.

"The Commodore's acts have touched the public,
more or less nearly, in a spot which is tender."

His accomplishments will unfortunately be overshadowed by his fatal mistakes in Vietnam.

His race against Grant for the presidency cost him his
reputation and, maybe, his life.

The former dressmaker now fashions herself a revolutionary.

The author of Ten Days That Shook the World was one of the
greatest journalists of his day or any day.

The secretary of state's political views are rooted in his religion. Tell that to the leaders of his faith.

The man who reported on the Third Reich for CBS finds
some disturbing parallels between the Nixon administration and the Nazi government.

The great portrait painter and inventor who will forever be memorialized in a series of dots and dashes.

Blogs

The quagmire of the Vietnam War was built on a “queasy foundation of fact and myth.”

July 31, 2014

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014