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  1. The Age of Reagan (2008)
    A History, 1974-2008
    1 Review
  2. [+]
    The Air Around Tom Paine (3 Reviews)
    Thomas Paine: Collected Writings, by Eric Foner and Thomas Paine
    1. Thomas Paine: Collected Writings by Eric Foner and Thomas Paine
    2. Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom by Jack Fruchtman, Jr.
    3. Tom Paine: A Political Life by John Keane
    The New Republic, April 24, 1995, pp. 34-40
  3. [+]
    America Made Easy (Review)
    John Adams, by David McCullough
    1. John Adams by David McCullough
    The New Republic, July 2, 2001, pp. 35-39
  4. Comments and Opinions: The Right Turn
    American Populism
    Dissent, Spring 1995, pp. 149-152
  5. [+]
    America's Invisible Army (Review)
    Out of Work, by Alexander Keyssar
    1. Out of Work by Alexander Keyssar
    The New Republic, June 2, 1986, pp. 37-38
  6. America's Unending Revolution
    Striving for Democracy
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1999, pp. 47-55
  7. Backward March
    Farrakhan has a spiritual father, and his name is Marcus Garvey
    The New Republic, November 6, 1995, pp. 16-17
  8. Articles
    Bankruptcy and Zeal
    The Republican Dialectic
    Dissent, Summer 1999, pp. 31-35
  9. The Big House
    An alternative to term limits
    The New Republic, November 16, 1992, p. 16
  10. Bob Dylan in America (2010)
    1 Review
  11. The Critics
    Books: Color-Blinded (Review)
    The End of Racism, by Dinesh D'Souza
    1. The End of Racism by Dinesh D'Souza
    The New Yorker, October 2, 1995, pp. 91-97
  12. Chants Democratic (1984)
    New York City and the Rise of the American Working Class, 1788-1850
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  13. Clio Banished
    Sean Wilentz argues that children should learn history instead of social studies
    The Women's Quarterly, Spring 2000, pp. 27-29
  14. [+]
    Close of an Era (3 Reviews)
    The Conservative Ascendancy, by Donald T. Critchlow
    1. The Conservative Ascendancy by Donald T. Critchlow
    2. Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again by David Frum
    3. Grand New Party by Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam
    The American Prospect, June 2008, pp. 33-38
  15. Comment: N.R.A., G.O.P., R.I.P.
    What George Bush finally realized, a little too late
    The New Yorker, May 29, 1995, pp. 6-7
  16. Comment: The Fixer as Statesman
    An artistry was at the heart of Ron Brown's achievement
    The New Yorker, April 15, 1996, pp. 9-13
  17. Articles
    Democracy in America, 2003
    Dissent, Winter 2004, pp. 35-39
  18. [+]
    The Details of Greatness (2 Reviews)
    "Negro President", by Garry Wills
    1. "Negro President" by Garry Wills
    2. An Imperfect God by Henry Wiencek
    The New Republic, March 29, 2004, pp. 27-32
  19. [+]
    Dylan's Old Weird America (Review)
    Invisible Republic, by Greil Marcus
    1. Invisible Republic by Greil Marcus
    Dissent, Spring 1998, pp. 100-105
  20. [+]
    Essay: Who Lincoln Was (7 Reviews)
    Lincoln President-Elect, by Harold Holzer
    1. Lincoln President-Elect by Harold Holzer
    2. Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame
    3. A. Lincoln: A Biography by Ronald C. White, Jr.
    4. The Lincoln Anthology by Harold Holzer
    5. Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer by Fred Kaplan
    6. Lincoln on Race and Slavery by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Donald Yacovone
    7. Giants by John Stauffer
    The New Republic, July 15, 2009, pp. 24-39
  21. [+]
    Flirting With Disaster (Review)
    Blood Sport, by James B. Stewart
    1. Blood Sport by James B. Stewart
    The New Republic, May 20, 1996, pp. 35-37
  22. [+]
    Freedoms and Feelings (Review)
    The Passions of Andrew Jackson, by Andrew Burstein
    1. The Passions of Andrew Jackson by Andrew Burstein
    The New Republic, April 7, 2003, pp. 25-27
  23. In Memoriam
    Historian of the Working Class
    In These Times, August 7, 1985, p. 15
  24. [+]
    Heart and Souls (Review)
    W.E.B. Du Bois, Vol. I, by David Levering Lewis
    1. W.E.B. Du Bois, Vol. I by David Levering Lewis
    The New Republic, April 4, 1994, pp. 28-34
  25. Hemings Hawing
    Conservative pundits harrumph at DNA rests proviing Thomas Jefferson and his slave mist...
    The New Republic, November 30, 1998, pp. 14-15
  26. Here We Go Again
    Today's political conventions seem like inane TV spectacles, devoid of their storied in...
    The New Republic, August 19, 1996, pp. 20-25
  27. The Ironist
    C. Vann Woodward, 1908-1999
    The New Republic, January 10, 2000, p. 12
  28. In Memoriam
    James Chapin
    Dissent, Winter 2003, p. 107
  29. The Key of Liberty (1993)
    The Life and Democratic Writings of William Manning
    1 Review
  30. The Kingdom of Matthias (1994)
    A Story of Sex and Salvation in 19th-century America
    7 Reviews
  31. The Last Integrationist
    Some on the left see civil rights legend John Lewis as a relic, naive about whites and ...
    The New Republic, July 1, 1996, pp. 19-26
  32. The Last Page
    Dissent, Winter 1997, pp. 144-146
  33. The Last Page
    Dissent, Summer 1997, pp. 128-130
  34. The Left after Forty Years
    Dissent, Winter 1994, p. 16
  35. Books
    The Letters of Eugene V. Debs (Review)
    Gentle Rebel, by J. Robert Constantine and Eugene V. Debs
    1. Gentle Rebel by J. Robert Constantine and Eugene V. Debs
    Dissent, Winter 1993, pp. 111-114
  36. [+]
    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Thomas Jefferson (3 Reviews)
    The Long Affair, by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    1. The Long Affair by Conor Cruise O'Brien
    2. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings by Annette Gordon-Reed
    3. American Sphinx by Joseph J. Ellis
    The New Republic, March 10, 1997, pp. 32-38
  37. [+]
    Local Hero (Review)
    Let Them Call Me Rebel, by Sanford D. Horwitt
    1. Let Them Call Me Rebel by Sanford D. Horwitt
    The New Republic, December 25, 1989, pp. 30-31
  38. [+]
    Low Life, High Art (3 Reviews)
    The Paintings of George Bellows, by Michael Quick, Jane E. Myers, and Marianne Doezema,...
    1. The Paintings of George Bellows by Michael Quick, Jane E. Myers, and Marianne Doezema, ...
    2. George Bellows and Urban America by Marianne Doezema
    3. City of Eros by Timothy J. Gilfoyle
    The New Republic, September 28, 1992, pp. 41-44
  39. The Mall
    America's long, sordid affair with nullification
    The New Republic, April 29, 2010, p. 5
  40. [+]
    The Mandarin and the Rebel (2 Reviews)
    John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life, by Paul C. Nagel
    1. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life by Paul C. Nagel
    2. Amistad (1997 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    The New Republic, December 22, 1997, pp. 25-33
  41. Money for Nothing
    The deficit may be gone, but liberalism is still in trouble
    The New Republic, February 9, 1998, pp. 20-22
  42. The New History and Its Critics
    Dissent, Spring 1989, pp. 242-249
  43. A New Progressive Era?
    Build an "A" Team
    The American Prospect, August 2004, p. 41
  44. The North American Left
    Dissent, Summer 1994, pp. 384-385
  45. Off Topic
    Among the Bear-Baiters
    The American Prospect, February 2006, pp. 56-58
  46. [+]
    Old Lessons (Review)
    If I Had a Hammer..., by Maurice Isserman
    1. If I Had a Hammer... by Maurice Isserman
    The Nation, November 14, 1987, pp. 565-568
  47. Oldies But Goodies
    The strange fate of liberal democrats
    The New Republic, September 16, 1996, pp. 16-17
  48. [+]
    The Original Outsider (Review)
    The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846, by Charles Sellers
    1. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 by Charles Sellers
    The New Republic, June 22, 1992, pp. 34-35
  49. [+]
    Over the Hill (Review)
    Restoration, by George F. Will
    1. Restoration by George F. Will
    The New Republic, October 12, 1992, pp. 40-43
  50. The Poverty of Progressivism
    Dissent, Fall 1996, pp. 57-60
  51. [+]
    The Power of the Powerless (6 Reviews)
    The Radicalism of the American Revolution, by Gordon S. Wood
    1. The Radicalism of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood
    2. A People's Charter by James MacGregor Burns and Stewart Burns
    3. We the People, Vol. I: Foundations by Bruce Ackerman
    4. Make No Law by Anthony Lewis
    5. In Our Defense by Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy
    6. Visions of Liberty by Ira Glasser
    The New Republic, December 23, 1991, pp. 32-39
  52. [+]
    Pox Populi (2 Reviews)
    United We Stand, by Ross Perot
    1. United We Stand by Ross Perot
    2. Not for Sale at Any Price by H. Ross Perot
    The New Republic, August 9, 1993, pp. 29-34
  53. Princeton Postcard: Orange Crush
    The president's commencement
    The New Republic, June 24, 1996, p. 10
  54. Comments and Opinions
    Race, Celebrity, and Intellectuals
    Dissent, Summer 1995, pp. 293-298
  55. Remembering Alfred Kazin
    Listening to the Sea
    The American Scholar, Winter 1999, pp. 27-29
  56. Response and Comments
    Dissent, Winter 1996, pp. 95-96
  57. American History
    Rewriting the Revolution (Review)
    The American Revolution, by Edward Countryman
    1. The American Revolution by Edward Countryman
    In These Times, October 16, 1985, p. 18
  58. The Rise of American Democracy (2005)
    Jefferson to Lincoln
    9 Reviews, 2 Readable
  59. The Rose and the Briar (2004)
    Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad
    1 Review
  60. [+]
    The Rough Rider (Review)
    American Visions, by Robert Hughes
    1. American Visions by Robert Hughes
    The New Republic, July 28, 1997, pp. 36-39
  61. [+]
    A Sense of the Past (Review)
    The Waterworks, by E.L. Doctorow
    1. The Waterworks by E.L. Doctorow
    Dissent, Fall 1994, pp. 561-564
  62. [+]
    Speedy Fred's Revolution (Review)
    The One Best Way, by Robert Kanigel
    1. The One Best Way by Robert Kanigel
    The New York Review of Books, November 20, 1997, pp. 32-37
  63. Sunset in America
    The end of the age of Reagan
    The New Republic, May 7, 2008, pp. 24-26
  64. Symposium: What Is To Be Done?
    The New Republic, May 20, 1991, p. 31
  65. [+]
    Tales of Hoffa (Review)
    Hoffa (1992 Film), by Danny DeVito
    1. Hoffa (1992 Film) by Danny DeVito
    The New Republic, February 1, 1993, pp. 53-57
  66. Talks with John Lewis
    Dissent, Winter 1997, pp. 9-13
  67. [+]
    That Century Yet Again (Review)
    The American Century, by Harold Evans, Gail Buckland, and Kevin Baker
    1. The American Century by Harold Evans, Gail Buckland, and Kevin Baker
    The New Yorker, November 9, 1998, pp. 104-105
  68. Third Out
    Pundits think the Reform Party is about to remake American politics. In fact, it alread...
    The New Republic, November 22, 1999, pp. 23-25
  69. [+]
    Thirtiessomething (Review)
    The First Salute, by Barbara W. Tuchman
    1. The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman
    The New Republic, November 28, 1988, pp. 32-37
  70. Arguments
    Those Who Supported Ralph Nader
    Dissent, Spring 2001, pp. 93-95
  71. TRB: Give It a Rest
    The idiocy of "Clinton fatigue," Part II
    The New Republic, March 6, 2000, pp. 8-9
  72. TRB: Yawn
    The New Republic, February 28, 2000, pp. 6-8
  73. The Trials of Televangelism
    Jerry Falwell and the Enemy
    Dissent, Winter 1990, pp. 42-48
  74. [+]
    A Triumph of the Gilded Age (2 Reviews)
    The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892, by Paul Krause
    1. The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892 by Paul Krause
    2. The "River Ran Red" by David Demarest
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1992, pp. 25-29
  75. Ungolden Age
    How a second progressive movement could be nearing. And why it may differ, unfortunatel...
    The New Republic, April 1, 1996, pp. 20-25
  76. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Workers on the Edge, by Steven J. Ross
    1. Workers on the Edge by Steven J. Ross
    The American Historical Review, April 1986, p. 462
  77. [+]
    United States (Review)
    Concepts of Free Labor in Antebellum America, by Jonathan A. Glickstein
    1. Concepts of Free Labor in Antebellum America by Jonathan A. Glickstein
    The American Historical Review, December 1992, p. 1594
  78. [+]
    The Vital Centrist (Review)
    A Life in the Twentieth Century, by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
    1. A Life in the Twentieth Century by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
    The New Republic, December 25, 2000, pp. 23-27
  79. [+]
    What Was Liberal History? (Review)
    Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography, by David S. Brown
    1. Richard Hofstadter: An Intellectual Biography by David S. Brown
    The New Republic, July 10, 2006, pp. 21-27
  80. [+]
    With God On Our Side (Review)
    Cosmos Crumbling, by Robert H. Abzug
    1. Cosmos Crumbling by Robert H. Abzug
    The New Republic, September 12, 1994, pp. 38-39
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