July 16, 2012
How do we cross our bipartisan divides?
October 03, 2011
Gordon Wood insists on treating the American founders as figures of their own time.
November 08, 2010
Senator Henry Clay got a young nation talking about what it wanted to become.
May 10, 2010
A wise historians synthesis of his career work on World War II
August 03, 2009
God and the Great Emancipator
September 01, 2008
'Lincoln and Douglas,' reviewed
February 18, 2008
As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaches we also anticipate the 75th anniversary of a remarkable transformation in the historiography of the abolition of American slavery In the late 1930s the Works Progress Administration decided to conduct interviews with the last surviving former s
November 13, 2006
In 1969 the Apollo astronaut Edwin Aldrin described the ldquo magnificent desolation rdquo of the moon As the United States reflects on its lengthening wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this Veterans Day the issue of how most appropriately to honor soldiers who have died in battle is elevated profoun
May 29, 2006
The historical reputation of William Jennings Bryan has not been a distinguished one He is ridiculed for losing three presidential elections He is often presented as a reactionary spokesman for a dying rural culture that resisted yielding to the progress of urbanization His opposition to American
September 29, 2003
So far the 21st century has witnessed a remarkable resurgence of anti-American feeling around the world Despite a brief burst of sympathy for the United States immediately after Sept 11 2001 alarm about American conduct has increased markedly abroad It is a mistake to attribute this apprehensi