Ronald Reagan

Techies Are the New Puritans
December 11, 2013

Techies: The new puritans.

Conservatives Haven't Wrestled With Mandela's Legacy Because They Haven't Wrestled With the Cold War
December 09, 2013

If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough. 

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
December 06, 2013

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

Cahiers du Reagan
December 01, 2013

The great Peter Kaplan's take on the 40th president's movies, published just before the 1980 election

Tom Clancy Is Dead, But His Frightening Political Worldview Is Alive and Well
October 02, 2013

The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure.

OK, We're Hypocrites! It's Irrelevant to the Syria Debate.
August 26, 2013

Foreign Policy's website has an excellent report on the C.I.A.'s disgraceful backing of Saddam Hussein during the time that he used chemical weapons against Iran. In 1988, as Shane Harris and Matthew M.

Our Distorted "National Debate" Over Surveillance
June 12, 2013

Back in the mid-'80s, this country engaged in a tortuous debate over aid to Nicaragua’s Contras.

Give Me Austerity!
May 10, 2013

That is the overly simplistic question.

February 27, 2013

The GOP, which once delighted in mocking Democratic sissies, is spending the winter complaining that President Obama is being mean to Republicans.

Original Sin
February 10, 2013

Why the Republicans are, and will continue to be, the party of white people: an historical investigation.