History

Lincoln Ascending

It takes Sidney Blumenthal awhile to get to Lincoln, but it’s worth the wait.

By David S. Reynolds

When the Anti-Feminists Roared Back

In the early 1970s, even Nixon was a feminist. By decade’s end, things had changed.

By Alice Echols

Opposition to the Lost Cause Is Still Political

The one problem with Mitch Landrieu's otherwise remarkable and important speech.

By Nathan Pippenger

The Untold History of Charter Schools

Despite persistent myths, progressives have always fought against the tide in a campaign that has, from the start, looked at public institutions and labor with a wary eye.

By Rachel Cohen

The 1980s: The Good Ol' Days?

Although analogies with the past are usually flawed, we can still look at the past in search for some hope against hope about the present.

By Kevin Mattson