Elbert Ventura

How The World Fell in Love with America
December 22, 2014

Is America just a "vast conspiracy to make you happy"?

What Do Campus Conservatives Reveal About the Modern-Day GOP?
January 16, 2013

Campus conservatives are a dying, but influential, breed.

The Sagacity of Hope
March 26, 2012

Donald R. Kinder and Allison Dale-Riddle have set out to investigate how exactly the foregrounding of race affected the last presidential election. Th

October 07, 2010

Kate Zernike, who has followed the movement for the New York Times, captures a grassroots uprising whose anger seems unflagging, a primal scream again

War Torn
April 25, 2008

  Accepting his Oscar for The Fog of War at the 2003 Academy Awards, Errol Morris made one of the night’s memorable speeches. “Forty years ago, this country went down a rabbit hole in Vietnam and millions died. I fear we're going down a rabbit hole once again,” he told a national TV audience. That antiwar peroration may have been de rigueur for the Oscars, but from Morris, who was hardly known for his agitprop tendencies, it was something of a surprise. Then again, so was The Fog of War.