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June 4, 2013

JFK & his Papa: David Nasaw’s light...

David Nasaw’s smashing biography of The Patriarch: Joseph P. Kennedy smashes not least the legend of a giant gap between cranky father and radiant presidential...| More
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October 7, 2012

Pankaj Mishra: Briefing our “Foreign Policy” Debate

“What a disaster! What an affliction! What kind of a situation is this? …England has occupied Egypt, the Sudan, and the great Indian Peninsula which...| More
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October 1, 2012

Eric Hobsbawm, 1917 – 2012: In Memoriam

It’s a privilege at Eric Hobsbawm’s death this morning to share again the lively sound of his wondrously learned, penetrating mind. Five years ago, in...| More
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September 8, 2012

Ralph Nader: One Citizen’s View from Winsted,...

Mary McGrath photoRalph Nader on Main Street can still see the flatbed trucks hauling textile machinery out of his hometown in the 1950s, his high...| More
August 15, 2012

Jackson Lears: Too Scary to Talk About

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Jackson Lears (30 min, 16 meg)Jackson Lears, the American cultural historian at Rutgers, is touching on themes somewhere...| More
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August 2, 2012

Dan Rodgers’ Age of Fracture : A...

Daniel Rodgers, the Princeton historian, and his Age of Fracture put a striking new frame around our nagging Tony Judt question: "How Fares the Land?"...| More
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July 11, 2012

Chris Hayes: Smart Guy against the “Smart...

Click to listen to Chris’ conversation with Chris Hayes (50 min, 26 meg) Part of what makes the strange disorienting nature of our time is...| More
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June 13, 2012

Jacob Hacker: for 35 years of Progressive...

Jacob Hacker, Yale’s bright light on American politics and co-author of Winner-Take-All Politics, is giving us a baseline on the election-year landscape: 1. The American...| More
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June 7, 2012

David Bromwich on The Emperor’s New Language

David Bromwich is locating our 2012 distress in our language — or lack of it. It is reunion season at Yale, 50 years after President...| More
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