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  1. [+]
    The Ambivalent Victorian (Review)
    Mencken: A Study of His Thought, by Charles A. Fecher
    1. Mencken: A Study of His Thought by Charles A. Fecher
    The Nation, April 8, 1978, p. 407
  2. Reflections
    Ambivalent Victorian: H.L. Mencken
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1989, pp. 112-118
  3. [+]
    America the Exceptional (Review)
    The Creation of The Media, by Paul Starr
    1. The Creation of The Media by Paul Starr
    The New Republic, July 26, 2004, pp. 26-31
  4. America's Gambling Fever
    Playing with Money
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1995, pp. 7-23
  5. [+]
    Art for Life's Sake (2 Reviews)
    Moving Pictures, by Anne Hollander
    1. Moving Pictures by Anne Hollander
    2. The Power of Images by David Freedberg
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1990, pp. 96-99
  6. [+]
    The Birth of Irony (Review)
    The Arts of Deception, by James W. Cook
    1. The Arts of Deception by James W. Cook
    The New Republic, November 12, 2001, pp. 45-49
  7. [+]
    Books: The Conquest of Cool (Review)
    The Conquest of Cool, by Thomas Frank
    1. The Conquest of Cool by Thomas Frank
    In These Times, November 23, 1997, pp. 28-30
  8. Books
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    Cheater, Cheater (Review)
    David Callahan explores cheating hearts and the culture that lionizes them
    1. The Cheating Culture by David Callahan
    In These Times, June 21, 2004, pp. 28-31
  9. The Concept of Cultural Hegemony: Problems and Possibilities
    The American Historical Review, June 1985, pp. 567-593
  10. [+]
    Consumers and Other Strangers (Review)
    The Gift, by Lewis Hyde
    1. The Gift by Lewis Hyde
    The Nation, June 4, 1983, pp. 709-711
  11. Current Books
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    Consuming Visions (Review)
    Land of Desire, by William R. Leach
    1. Land of Desire by William R. Leach
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1994, pp. 82-86
  12. Discussion
    Conversation
    Historian Jackson Lears reconciles the American work ethic with our attraction to every...
    CommonWealth, Spring 2003, pp. 68-75
  13. [+]
    A Critic's Double Image (Review)
    Van Wyck Brooks: In Search of American Culture, by James Hoopes
    1. Van Wyck Brooks: In Search of American Culture by James Hoopes
    The Nation, November 5, 1977, p. 471
  14. The Culture of Consumption (1983)
    Critical Essays in American History, 1880-1980
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  15. [+]
    Democratic Voices (Review)
    Literary Democracy, by Larzer Ziff
    1. Literary Democracy by Larzer Ziff
    The Nation, October 17, 1981, pp. 382-383
  16. Books & the Arts
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    Deride and Conquer (Review)
    Boxed In, by Mark Crispin Miller
    1. Boxed In by Mark Crispin Miller
    The Nation, January 9, 1989, pp. 59-61
  17. [+]
    Essay: The Usefulness of Cranks (6 Reviews)
    Paradise Found, by Steve Nicholls
    1. Paradise Found by Steve Nicholls
    2. American Earth by Bill McKibben
    3. Defending the Master Race by Jonathan Peter Spiro
    4. A Passion for Nature by Donald Worster
    5. A Reenchanted World by James William Gibson
    6. Eco Barons by Edward Humes
    The New Republic, October 7, 2009, pp. 34-42
  18. Fables of Abundance (1994)
    A Cultural History of Advertising in America
    7 Reviews, 1 Readable
  19. [+]
    Fellows' Choice (Review)
    Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment, by Garry Wills
    1. Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment by Garry Wills
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1984, pp. 141-142
  20. [+]
    Fighting Words (Review)
    The Language of War, by James Dawes
    1. The Language of War by James Dawes
    The New Republic, September 9, 2002, pp. 35-39
  21. [+]
    Gambling for Grace (4 Reviews)
    Double Down, by Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme
    1. Double Down by Frederick Barthelme and Steven Barthelme
    2. Card Sharps, Dream Books, and Bucket Shops by Ann Vincent Fabian
    3. Gambling, Game, and Psyche by Bettina L. Knapp
    4. In Nevada by David Thomson
    The New Republic, May 29, 2000, pp. 36-42
  22. [+]
    The Golden Age (Review)
    American Moderns, by Christine Stansell
    1. American Moderns by Christine Stansell
    The New Republic, August 21, 2000, pp. 36-41
  23. [+]
    The Gospel According To Luce (Review)
    The Publisher, by Alan Brinkley
    1. The Publisher by Alan Brinkley
    The New Republic, July 8, 2010, pp. 21-28
  24. Books
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    The Gremlin in the Machine (Review)
    Why Things Bite Back, by Edward Tenner
    1. Why Things Bite Back by Edward Tenner
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1996, pp. 86-88
  25. [+]
    Gutter Populist (Review)
    Winchell, by Neal Gabler
    1. Winchell by Neal Gabler
    The New Republic, January 9, 1995, pp. 39-41
  26. [+]
    Hard Times Revisited (2 Reviews)
    Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits, by Linda Gordon
    1. Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits by Linda Gordon
    2. Dancing in the Dark by Morris Dickstein
    The American Prospect, December 2009, pp. 47-52
  27. [+]
    The Hidden Persuader (Review)
    Vance Packard and American Social Criticism, by Daniel Horowitz
    1. Vance Packard and American Social Criticism by Daniel Horowitz
    The New Republic, October 3, 1994, pp. 32-33
  28. History
    In Defense of Henry Adams
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1983, pp. 82-93
  29. Books & the Arts
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    In the American Grain (Review)
    Culture As History, by Warren I. Susman
    1. Culture As History by Warren I. Susman
    The Nation, May 4, 1985, pp. 532-534
  30. Books & the Arts
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    Keeping It Real (Review)
    Songs of Experience, by Martin Jay
    1. Songs of Experience by Martin Jay
    The Nation, June 12, 2006, pp. 23-31
  31. [+]
    The Lobster and the Squid (3 Reviews)
    Titan, by Ron Chernow
    1. Titan by Ron Chernow
    2. Atlantic Crossings by Daniel T. Rodgers
    3. Creating the Corporate Soul by Roland Marchand
    The New Republic, February 15, 1999, pp. 27-34
  32. Looking Backward
    Lingua Franca, December 1998, pp. 59-70
  33. [+]
    The Magicians of Money (Review)
    Every Man a Speculator, by Steve Fraser
    1. Every Man a Speculator by Steve Fraser
    The New Republic, June 20, 2005, pp. 35-39
  34. Making Fun of Popular Culture
    The American Historical Review, December 1992, pp. 1417-1426
  35. [+]
    Man the Machine (Review)
    The Human Motor, by Anson Rabinbach
    1. The Human Motor by Anson Rabinbach
    The New Republic, July 15, 1991, pp. 43-45
  36. [+]
    Man the Machine (Review)
    The One Best Way, by Robert Kanigel
    1. The One Best Way by Robert Kanigel
    The New Republic, September 1, 1997, pp. 25-31
  37. [+]
    The Man Who Knew Too Much (Review)
    The Revolt of the Elites, and the Betrayal of Democracy, by Christopher Lasch
    1. The Revolt of the Elites, and the Betrayal of Democracy by Christopher Lasch
    The New Republic, October 2, 1995, pp. 42-49
  38. [+]
    Money Changes Everything (2 Reviews)
    Andrew Carnegie, by David Nasaw
    1. Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
    2. Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine
    The New Republic, April 2, 2007, pp. 44-49
  39. [+]
    The Mouse That Roared (Review)
    The Magic Kingdom, by Steven Watts
    1. The Magic Kingdom by Steven Watts
    The New Republic, June 15, 1998, pp. 27-33
  40. No Place of Grace (1981)
    Antimodernism and the Transformation of American Culture 1880-1920
    9 Reviews, 3 Readable
  41. [+]
    Piety and Plenty (2 Reviews)
    Christmas in America: A History, by Penne L. Restad
    1. Christmas in America: A History by Penne L. Restad
    2. Consumer Rites by Leigh Eric Schmidt
    The New Republic, January 8, 1996, pp. 44-47
  42. The Power of Culture (1993)
    Critical Essays in American History
    2 Reviews
  43. Comments & Opinions
    The President and the Prosecutor
    Dissent, Spring 1998, p. 5
  44. [+]
    Providence at Bat (Review)
    Jackie Robinson: A Biography, by Arnold Rampersad
    1. Jackie Robinson: A Biography by Arnold Rampersad
    The New Republic, February 2, 1998, pp. 28-33
  45. [+]
    Reality in America, Cond'd (Review)
    The Real Thing, by Miles Orvell
    1. The Real Thing by Miles Orvell
    The New Republic, December 4, 1989, pp. 34-35
  46. Rebirth of a Nation (2009)
    The Making of Modern America, 1877-1920
    2 Reviews
  47. [+]
    The Remaking of a Counterculture (Review)
    Theodore Roszak Is Back.
    1. America the Wise by Theodore Roszak
    In These Times, November 15, 1998, pp. 31-37
  48. [+]
    The Resurrection of the Body (3 Reviews)
    Flesh Wounds, by Virginia L. Blum
    1. Flesh Wounds by Virginia L. Blum
    2. The Pursuit of Perfection by Sheila M. Rothman and David J. Rothman
    3. Our Own Devices by Edward Tenner
    The New Republic, April 26, 2004, pp. 25-32
  49. [+]
    Revolutionary Ware (2 Reviews)
    American Plastic: A Cultural History, by Jeffrey L. Meikle
    1. American Plastic: A Cultural History by Jeffrey L. Meikle
    2. Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century by Stephen Fenichell
    The New Republic, December 2, 1996, pp. 50-57
  50. Reflections
    The Rise of American Advertising
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1983, pp. 156-167
  51. [+]
    Sanctimonies (Review)
    Hellfire Nation, by James A. Morone
    1. Hellfire Nation by James A. Morone
    The New Republic, June 30, 2003, pp. 27-31
  52. Current Books
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    Scholars' Choice (Review)
    Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion, by Michael Schudson
    1. Advertising, the Uneasy Persuasion by Michael Schudson
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1985, pp. 142-143
  53. [+]
    Screw Ambiguity (Review)
    John Wayne: American, by James Stuart Olson and Randy W. Roberts
    1. John Wayne: American by James Stuart Olson and Randy W. Roberts
    The New Republic, April 22, 1996, pp. 38-41
  54. [+]
    Seeing Spots (Review)
    Adcult USA, by James B. Twitchell
    1. Adcult USA by James B. Twitchell
    In These Times, April 15, 1996, pp. 27-29
  55. [+]
    The Shooting Game (Review)
    Arming America, by Michael A. Bellesiles
    1. Arming America by Michael A. Bellesiles
    The New Republic, January 22, 2001, pp. 30-34
  56. Something for Nothing (2003)
    Luck in America
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  57. [+]
    The Sophomore (Review)
    The Skeptic, by Terry Teachout
    1. The Skeptic by Terry Teachout
    The New Republic, January 27, 2003, pp. 28-32
  58. Books & the Arts
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    Still Taking Their Stand (Review)
    A Band of Prophets, by William C. Havard and Walter Sullivan
    1. A Band of Prophets by William C. Havard and Walter Sullivan
    The Nation, July 10, 1982, pp. 52-53
  59. Symposium on Religion and Politics
    Telos, Winter 1983, pp. 138-139
  60. [+]
    Therapy's Triumph (Review)
    The Culture of Narcissism, by Christopher Lasch
    1. The Culture of Narcissism by Christopher Lasch
    The Nation, January 27, 1979, p. 91
  61. Books & the Arts
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    The Thought Experimenter (Review)
    William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism, by Robert D. Richardson
    1. William James: In the Maelstrom of American Modernism by Robert D. Richardson
    The Nation, February 26, 2007, pp. 25-29
  62. Books & the Arts
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    Truth, Power, Consequences (2 Reviews)
    Image Worlds, by David E. Nye
    1. Image Worlds by David E. Nye
    2. Advertising the American Dream by Roland Marchand
    The Nation, September 13, 1986, pp. 220-223
  63. [+]
    United States (Review)
    The Organization of American Culture, 1700-1900, by Peter Dobkin Hall
    1. The Organization of American Culture, 1700-1900 by Peter Dobkin Hall
    The American Historical Review, February 1983, p. 165
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    United States (Review)
    Chicago and the American Literary Imagination, 1880-1920, by Carl S. Smith
    1. Chicago and the American Literary Imagination, 1880-1920 by Carl S. Smith
    The American Historical Review, October 1985, p. 1023
  65. [+]
    Unsweet Smell of Success (3 Reviews)
    Morgan: American Financier, by Jean Strouse
    1. Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse
    2. Business at the Speed of Thought by Bill Gates
    3. Faster by James Gleick
    The New Republic, October 18, 1999, pp. 29-37
  66. [+]
    When Jesus Was a Democrat (Review)
    A Godly Hero, by Michael Kazin
    1. A Godly Hero by Michael Kazin
    The New Republic, April 10, 2006, pp. 21-27
  67. Why the Vietnam War Still Matters
    Appearance and reality in the Wonderland of postmodern politics
    In These Times, December 13, 2004, pp. 26-27
  68. Ideas
    William James
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1987, pp. 84-96
  69. Books & the Arts
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    A World Elsewhere (Review)
    The Simple Life, by David E. Shi
    1. The Simple Life by David E. Shi
    The Nation, March 9, 1985, pp. 277-278
  70. Writing History
    An Exchange
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1982, pp. 58-59
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