A half-century after the appearance of The Vital Center, Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s spirited political polemic, we have more than sufficient cause to meditate on what might be called Dead Centrism.
American politicians are not noted for their historical self-consciousness.
The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.
The recent march in Columbia, South Carolina, demanding the removal of the Confederate battle flag from atop the state Capitol is the latest episode in a long-running debate over the legacy of sl
For thirty years, since the publication of Silent Spring and Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, the growth of the environmental movement has been fueled with sorrow for the decimation o
The author of this review is the son of a zek: My father barely survived his deportation to a Siberian camp in Vorkuta.
In offhand, birdsong passing, Marguerite Young observes: "As for the nineteenth century, it may be said that it was probably the leakiest century there ever was and so would remain." By leaky per
To the surprise of historians themselves, history--or at least its public presentation--has become big business.
Among his more peculiar views,
He thought all Communists were Jews.
Historians must ponder how
He managed to account for Mao.
It all began in the heat of the summer of 1940. Hitler was at his peak in Europe. France had been defeated.