The Myth of the Six-Year ItchThe laws of history didn't doom the Republicans.
The Lamont QuestionWill the Democratic Party repeat the political mistakes of the Vietnam era?
Richard HofstadterThe pundits' favorite historian.
The Lion in WhimperWhy didn't we see Saddam's weakness?
Another Nixon PardonWhen will scholars get the chance to legitimately assess his legacy in Vietnam?
Rough DraftScholars grapple with Bill Clinton's legacy.
The '60s TrapWhy critics ignore the rest of Dylan's career.
The Legend of the Scopes Trial Science didn't really win.
City of NatureNew Orleans' blessing; New Orleans' curse.
Throat ClearingWatergate conspiracy theories that still won't die.
History for DummiesThe troubling popularity of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
Ask Not Why Inaugural Addresses Are So RottenWe have the answer.
Tricky Dick FlicksThe trouble with Nixon movies (including Sean Penn's new one).
The Sorry Lot of a Bush Cabinet SecretaryThey've been powerless since the 1700s. But Bush's have it worse than most.
Presidential LegaciesWhy Reagan and Clinton remain partisan heroes.
Help! Call the White House!How the 1927 Mississippi Flood created big government.
Class WarfareWhy the villain of The History Boys is the better teacher.
The Roots of May DayToday's marchers are liberals' best hope.
Memo to IraqFour strategies for averting civil war.
The President, the War, and the Military BaseA compelling, new, and entirely mistaken comparison between George W. Bush and Lyndon Johnson.
Supreme Court CronyismBush restarts a long and troubled tradition.
From Cotton Port to Beach TownThe lesson of Galveston's 1900 hurricane.
When Chicago BakedUnheeded lessons from another great urban catastrophe.
The Judge WarsBorking didn't start with Bork.
Know Thy AlliesWhat Bush got wrong about Yalta.
The Watergate PapersDebating Woodward and Bernstein's legacy.
The Gay Emancipator?What's wrong with The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln.
School for ScandalRevisiting Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin.
Nixon's Michael MooreThe filmmaker who pestered Tricky Dick.
Censorship's Trial BalloonsWhat happens when wartime news gets censored?