A new book concludes that it was really Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's in-laws who illegally passed classified information on the atomic bomb to the Russians. Does the news still matter?
Is the cultural commons a viable alternative to the copyright regime, or does it risk turning culture into a consumerist slum?
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Robert Darnton's Poetry and the Police, Jeremy Harding's Mother Country
The continuous readjustment of expectations downward: For historians like Jefferson Cowie and Judith Stein, that was the key experience of the 1970s.
Stephen F. Cohen, author of The Victims Return, joins Morning Joe to discuss Stalin's atrocities, his contradictory legacy today and its implications for contemporary Russian society.
According to Cohen, half of Russia looks back to Joseph Stalin as a great leader and the other half as a genocidal murderer. In his new book, he examines the ongoing struggle to reconcile the troubled period of Stalin's rule in Russian history.
Christine Stansell's The Feminist Promise is a landmark book, yet is indifferent to the role of ideas in feminism's history.
In Our Orbit: Tom Engelhardt's The American Way of War.
On October 10, more than 7,000 actions in 180 countries will celebrate solutions to climate change in what is expected to be the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.
Predictable Democratic losses in November aren't what we should fear. The real danger is in a political environment unable to build even the most tenuous bridges across partisan divides.