David Greenberg

David Greenberg, a professor of history and media studies at Rutgers and author of three books of political history, has written the "History Lesson" column since 1998.

History Lesson
July 6 2005 6:39 PMThe Judge WarsBorking didn't start with Bork.
History Book Blitz
May 17 2005 4:53 PMAcademics Historians vs. Popularizers
History Lesson
March 11 2005 3:47 PMHistory for DummiesThe troubling popularity of The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History.
History Lesson
Jan. 18 2005 6:45 PMAsk Not Why Inaugural Addresses Are So RottenWe have the answer.
History Lesson
Dec. 28 2004 3:02 PMTricky Dick FlicksThe trouble with Nixon movies (including Sean Penn's new one).
History Lesson
Nov. 22 2004 6:19 PMThe Sorry Lot of a Bush Cabinet SecretaryThey've been powerless since the 1700s. But Bush's have it worse than most.
History Lesson
July 14 2004 5:04 PMNixon's Michael MooreThe filmmaker who pestered Tricky Dick.
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June 9 2004 3:24 PMThe Man, the MythsDon't believe everything you hear about Ronald Reagan.
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April 19 2004 6:16 PMSaigon and SaddamThe use and abuse of Vietnam analogies.
History Lesson
Jan. 16 2004 11:00 AMTax Cuts in Camelot?JFK lowered taxes, but supply-siders wrongly claim he's their patron saint.
Culturebox
Nov. 13 2003 12:30 PMEverybody Loves ReaganHow a divisive president became an American Idol.
History Lesson
Sept. 16 2003 4:51 PMCincinnatus for PresidentListen up, Wesley Clark! Here's how generals get elected president.
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July 22 2003 6:53 PMThe Cuban Missile Tape CrisisJust how helpful are the White House recordings?
History Lesson
June 2 2003 11:44 AMAdolf's Alive!Saddam Hussein and the persistent myth of Hitler's survival.
History Lesson
March 26 2003 3:32 PMAdvise and DissentHow anti-war protest movements have made the U.S. stronger.
History Lesson
June 1 2005 7:42 PMThroat ClearingWatergate conspiracy theories that still won't die.
History Lesson
May 10 2005 1:23 PMKnow Thy AlliesWhat Bush got wrong about Yalta.
History Lesson
Feb. 9 2005 6:10 PMThe Watergate PapersDebating Woodward and Bernstein's legacy.
History Lesson
Jan. 14 2005 5:36 PMThe Gay Emancipator?What's wrong with The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln.
History Lesson
Dec. 10 2004 4:17 PMSchool for ScandalRevisiting Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin.
Book Blitz
Oct. 12 2004 7:37 AMThe FactsPhilip Roth revisits an era when America's pluralist future was far from certain.
History Lesson
June 29 2004 5:19 PMPresidential LegaciesWhy Reagan and Clinton remain partisan heroes.
History Lesson
June 4 2004 12:32 PMD-Day ODWhy World War II nostalgia has gone too far.
History Lesson
March 25 2004 2:56 PMLincoln, Roosevelt, and … Bush?Does war help presidents get re-elected?
History Lesson
Nov. 20 2003 1:55 PMDallas Through the Looking GlassThe plot to link JFK's death and Watergate.
History Lesson
Oct. 2 2003 9:26 AMNixon the PopulistThe Democratic presidential candidates are falling into the trap Nixon set 50 years ago.
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Aug. 15 2003 5:03 PMWhere Have All the Looters Gone?Why there wasn't more crime during the blackout.
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June 6 2003 9:49 AMNotes From the UndergroundA documentary about the Weathermen shows how far we've come since the '60s.
History Lesson
April 1 2003 10:41 AMThe POW in the American ImaginationWhy we're obsessed with American soldiers captured by the enemy.
History Lesson
Feb. 20 2003 10:50 AMFallout Can Be FunHow the Cold War civil-defense programs became farce.

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