Michael Kimmage

How Ronald Reagan Rode America's Delusions to the White House
Reviewing Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge'
July 30, 2014

Did Ronald Reagan unite the nation by dividing it? 

How the CIA Stole 'Dr. Zhivago'
The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy
June 21, 2014

The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy.

This Isn't the Return of the Cold War. It's Worse.
March 24, 2014

Looking at the crisis in Crimea as a return to Soviet obscures more than it clarifies

The 150-Year Hunt for the Great American Novel
And why we need literary scholarship to reunite with literary criticism
February 22, 2014

Why literary scholarship should reunite with literary criticism. 

Hitler's Female Henchmen
October 18, 2013

Wendy Lower’s Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields returns the Holocaust to something of its original horror.

Deng Xiaoping and Margaret Thatcher: Kindred Spirits
May 11, 2013

Americans tend to have three preoccupations about the recent past: the rights revolutions of the 1960s; Ronald Reagan, his conservative movement, and its legacy; and American-led globalization.1 Remarkably, to an American reader, Strange Rebels: 1979

Philip Roth as Phenomenon of the American Spirit
March 26, 2013

Americans don’t really build statues to our literary heroes. Are PBS documentaries our substitute?

East is East and West is West: Al Afghani, Tagore, and Qichao
November 12, 2012

The melancholy embrace into which East and West have fallen is the leitmotif of Mishra’s new book, a group biography of three Asian intellectuals.

With (and Without) God on Our Side
April 19, 2012

In Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith, in over six hundred pages, Andrew Preston charts the scope and the centrality of religion in American politic

A Consequential Man
January 09, 2012

Carl Bogus is a fan of sorts, posthumously charmed by William F. Buckley’s wit and winning personality. More than this, Bogus grants enormous stature