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The late, legendary broadcaster shares his prescient impressions of the state of national media in America.

The beloved angel of mercy has died.

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.

Blogs

A century and a half of writing on the always-possibly-imminent break-up of the United Kingdom.

September 18, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014

A solo Koons exhibition, Danto wrote in 1989, was “a vision of an aesthetic hell.”

September 2, 2014

The Nation recognized that US isolation would be tested as never before, but didn’t even consider intervention as a possibility.

August 5, 2014

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