Michael Kazin

Woodrow Wilson's Only Good Choice in WWI Was to Avoid It Altogether
July 07, 2014

Two historians debate America's entry into the First World War. 

If the U.S. Had Not Entered World War I, Would There Have Been a World War II?
Why Woodrow Wilson should never have intervened in Europe
July 06, 2014

Michael Kazin and John Cooper debate.

Democrats Need Bernie Sanders to Run for President
May 19, 2014

If nothing else, he'll make Hillary Clinton a better candidate.

Celebrating LBJ Amounts to Imperial Myopia
April 15, 2014

To award LBJ a place in the liberal “pantheon,” one has to be afflicted with a kind of nationalist, if not imperial, myopia.

Stop the Revisionism: LBJ Was No Liberal Hero
April 11, 2014

From 1964 to 1968, close to 34,000 Americans died in South Vietnam. We will never know how many Vietnamese women, men, and children perished during those years, but the total, according to most estimates, was at least one million.

Rand Paul Doesn't Stand a Chance
Libertarians and the Republican Party
March 25, 2014

Libertarianism is suddenly in fashion. Denouncing the NSA, Rand Paul draws cheers both from young leftists in Berkeley and young conservatives in D.C.—and narrowly leads in early polls for the 2016 presidential nomination.

One Upshot of Shrinking the Army: It'll Be Easier to Kick Our Foreign-Intervention Habit
February 27, 2014

Now is an excellent time to start a debate about whether the U.S. should be attacking and invading other countries at all.

The Civil Rights Act Was Not As Important As You Think
It was what came after that changed everything
February 11, 2014

It was the battles that came after it that really defined its impact.

Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
January 20, 2014

Why are we still waiting for a great film about Martin Luther King Jr.?

An Idiotic Israel Boycott Obscures Real Progress in Campus Activism
December 12, 2013

On American campuses, there are two lefts.

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