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The ethos of the New Deal is only more prescient and pressing today.

Real change cannot come from the top down alone; it must rise up from
the bottom as well.

Amity Schlaes's history of the Great Depression is nothing less than an attempt to reclaim the 1930s for the free market.

Woody Holton's history of America's origins celebrates the contributions of the common people.

How refreshing it would be if a presidential candidate reminded us of the experience of the New Deal.

New Deal progressives believed the economy should exist to serve society, not the other way around.

The US public is wonderfully diverse, but the arts are not equally accessible to all.

Where the New Deal once served to rebalance the power between labor and capital, we are now perilously out of balance.

The Bush Administration's solutions for the subprime mortgage crisis are too little, too late. Americans need a New Deal-style agency to manage domestic reconstruction.

Most New Deal programs were anything but race- and gender-neutral in their impact. They were both racially discrminatory and a boon to many black Americans.

Blogs

"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

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The first modern war created the modern Nation.

June 16, 2014

‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?

May 22, 2014

The underlying philosophy of the National Front remains almost exactly the same as it was under Jean-Marie Le Pen.

March 1, 2014

An article in our pages in 1919 helped rescue the long-deceased scribe from obscurity and secured him a prominent place in the American canon.

January 4, 2014

President Hoover's holiday proclamation was offensive to millions of poor and unemployed Americans, our 'Drifter' columnist wrote.

November 23, 2013

John F. Kennedy and the 1950 Senate contest in California.

November 19, 2013

Was there more to JFK than a coiffure arranged by facing south in a strong east wind?

November 9, 2013