Sean Wilentz

The GOP Test

History is asking only one question right now as Trump refuses to concede. Will the Republicans decide they are no longer an American political party?

A Steady Force for America’s Redemption

I met this American hero in 1995. If anything, he was even more impressive up close than from a distance. 

Fighting Words

No, “liberal” and “progressive” aren’t synonyms. They have completely different histories—and the differences matter.

No, There Is No Precedent

The Anti-Jacksonians

Some commentators have traced the Tea Partys lineage back to Andrew Jackson. Heres why theyre wrong.