Hearts of Darkness
June 10, 2013
Was there ever really a British Empire? Cartographers certainly wanted you to think so.
The Forgotten President
June 04, 2013
The first liberal Democratic president took office exactly 100 years ago this spring. So why aren’t contemporary liberals bestowing the same praise on Woodrow Wilson as they lavish on Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson?
Why America Never Had Universal Child Care
April 24, 2013
Following The New Republic's recent blockbuster day-care story, a historian describes a 1971 effort to create a national child-care program–and the backlash that ensued.
April 02, 2013
In celebrating the most famous gay-rights skirmish, we slight the battles that came before
March 19, 2013
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.
The Tyranny of the ZIP Code
March 08, 2013
They don't just locate where we are. They define who we are.
How Ghastly Were the Beginnings of European America?
February 20, 2013
Bernard Bailyn paints a bloody picture of colonial life. Alan Taylor is skeptical.
February 18, 2013
Was the second half of the twentieth century the "Age of Eisenhower and Nixon"?
February 10, 2013
Why the Republicans are, and will continue to be, the party of white people: an historical investigation.
From the Stacks
February 08, 2013
In 1933, The New Republic sent literary critic Edmund Wilson to observe the swearing in of FDR. He was not amused.