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The founder of Hull House and former beacon for progressivism struggles to define herself in contemporary America.

James T. Farrell watches as the Brown Bomber becomes the Brown Bombed at the hands of Max Schmeling.

The pioneering psychoanalyst suffered so greatly in his last years that his death comes as a great relief to his friends

That Silent Cal's political success was largely the product of GOP mythmaking was hardly a secret, but in the Roaring
Twenties hardly anyone cared.

An interview with the Communist Party's leading Trotskyist.

Ike takes a drive down the middle of the road.

Roger Baldwin, who spent three months working under MacArthur in Japan after World War II, remembers the general fondly.

The mysterious Missourian who has just stepped into some very big shoes.

He may have said a sucker is born every minute, but the great showman defends his museum as the real deal in a letter to the editor.

Blogs

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

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