We need to consider his great deeds and terrible deeds side by side.
The guy achieved major liberal reforms in a country that fights them tooth and nail. Stop maligning him.
We think we have a handle on LBJ—the raw ambition, the animal physicality, the gaping insecurities—but for the most part, we’re just redrawing the cartoon.
The American Studies Association is not nearly as influential as it thinks it is.
His underrated career as ideological warrior
Conservatives are trying to claim him as one of their own. He wasn't. He was an unapologetic liberal.
MICHAEL IGNATIEFF: "For all the talk about futility and perversity in interventions, it is well to remember that not all of them have failed."
Howard Zinn's influential mutilations of American history
Howard Zinn copied, pasted, and simplified his way to A People's History of the United States. The rest of his scholarship wasn't much better.