Long before a clueless Trump staged a rally in the city that had witnessed the worst racial massacre in American history, Reagan was equally callous in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
Nicolaus Mills is professor of literature at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Like a Holy Crusade: Mississippi 1964—The Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in America.
One college professor has found that he and his students are working even harder with a surprising amount of intimacy during the pandemic.
What makes the post-WWII Marshall Plan relevant is the example it provides of how massive government intervention can end a crisis that shows no signs of self-resolving.
In 1965, Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama proved a turning point in the fight for voting rights for all Americans. Now those same rights are being eroded by Republicans.
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, in the midst of a fractious political year, it’s good to be reminded of the communal virtues celebrated in Thornton Wilder’s classic play.
Like Walt Whitman, the author of “Little Women” nursed wounded and dying troops in Washington, D.C., and like the poet, she wrote about it. Unlike Whitman, she almost died.
In a sympathy letter written to Matt Salinger after his father’s death, NYPD Chief of Detectives John Keenan remembers the GI he served alongside in World War II.
When a battered Andrew Luck announced his retirement and Novak Djokovic pulled out of the US Open with an injured shoulder, fans piled on with the hate.
Southern aristocrats wanted armed militias mainly to control their slaves. So they wanted language in the new nation's constitution protecting that right.
In “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald created a bullying loudmouth eerily like Trump and then took him apart. It’s a lesson worth learning.