Arthur M. Schlesinger , Jr.

February 24, 2010

The government response to the financial crisis has been a spectacular success for the financial industry. Big banks are now solvent—on paper at least—and have returned to paying bonuses that strike most Americans as, well, vulgar. Their recovery stands in sharp contrast to the millions still trapped in mortgages that they cannot afford. (Click here to read Peter Boone and Simon Johnson rail against Obama's impotent assault on Wall Street.) It’s not that the Obama Administration hasn’t tried to address the plight of the homeowner.

Triumph And Tragedy
August 26, 2009

Over the past 40 years, Edward Moore Kennedy was the grand statesman of the Democratic liberalism that emerged out of the 1960s. He was a loyalist to his principles even when those principles fell completely out of fashion. He overcame personal flaws and searing travails to become a masterful legislator, congressional infighter, and builder of unlikely coalitions. Ironically, he achieved all of this only after he had surmounted the political entitlement that made his career possible in the first place.

Tributes To Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
March 19, 2007

by David GreenbergTwo weeks have passed since the death of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and it just struck me that Open University hasn't noted his death. Rather than struggle to say something new, I refer readers to several tributes: by Sean Wilentz, Open U's Ted Widmer, Bob Dallek, Sam Tanenhaus, Paul Starr. Not enough?