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
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.
February 10, 2013
Why the Republicans are, and will continue to be, the party of white people: an historical investigation.
Scenes from the Conservative Bunker
January 27, 2013
The message to the several hundred disconsolate attendees: Obama is out to "annihilate" the GOP.