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Election politics today are little more than advertising. But it wasn't always that way.
Irving Kristol's book reveals he's no democrat with a lowercase "d" either.
Drawing on his past as a Trotskyite, Irving Kristol states his case for capitalism--but cautiously.
Fred Rodell is largely forgotten these days, but as the "bad boy of American legal academia" he inspired several generations of Yale Law School students to think differently about their chosen profession. Sidney Zion was one of them.
Sidney Zion celebrates the courage and independence of the late Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas
Roy Cohn was one of the most loathsome characters in American history, so why did he have so many influential friends?
Clarence Darrow may have embarrassed him at the Scopes trial, but William Jennings Bryan will long be remembered as one of the country's greatest progressive crusaders.
Jesse James may have been a robber and a thief, but at least he was a member in good standing of his church.
Yes, Virginia, this is an endorsement of Herbert Hoover
in The Nation.
What do Lindbergh Sr.'s leftist politics tell us about his son's character and courage?