Richard Kreitner is a contributing writer and the author of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union. His writings are at www.richardkreitner.com.
A dispatch from the House of Representatives, June 6, 1944.
The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.
There is no avoiding the inherently alienating consequences of trying to earn a living through the production of words.
‘Wide and luminous’ or ‘grid-locked and addled on speed’?
Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.
FDR, Fiorello La Guardia and rebuilding New York City during the New Deal.