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
Jan. 23 2003 11:52 AMRough DraftThe revive-conscription movement has history against it.
History Lesson
Oct. 18 2002 10:48 AMIs Iraq the New Japan?What the post-World War II occupation of Japan can teach us about ruling Iraq.
History Lesson
Oct. 8 2002 10:33 AMDoes the United States Start Wars?Would an American invasion of Iraq be unprecedented?
History Lesson
June 28 2002 4:39 PMThe Pledge of AllegianceWhy we're not one nation "under God."
The Book Club
May 2 2002 1:15 PMA Love-Hate Relationship
History Lesson
March 12 2002 11:44 AMNixon and the Jews. Again.If his tirades against Jews weren't anti-Semitism, what were they?
History Lesson
Jan. 17 2002 2:45 PMFighting FairThe laws of war and how they grew.
History Lesson
Nov. 30 2001 11:58 AMLincoln's CrackdownSuspects jailed. No charges filed. Sound familiar?
History Lesson
Oct. 11 2001 3:00 AMTap DancingTelephone surveillance by the government—past, present, and future.
History Lesson
Sept. 14 2001 12:00 AMThe Changing Face of TerrorismIt's becoming something fundamentally different.
Assessment
Aug. 10 2001 8:30 PMPaul A. GigotTwo faces has the new editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal.
History Lesson
July 3 2001 3:00 AMRating the Founding FathersThe reputation market finds Adams up, Jefferson down, and the others holding steady. 
History Lesson
May 4 2001 8:30 PMApocalypse ThenThe massacre at Thanh Phong—if that's what it was—was no aberration.
History Lesson
April 20 2001 8:30 PMRiot ActThe last century's racial disturbances have a common cause: police brutality.
History Lesson
Jan. 24 2001 3:00 AMTricky DixieThe mainstreaming of the Confederate ideology. 
History Lesson
Dec. 3 2002 6:22 PMPresidential RematchesWhat Andrew Jackson can teach Al Gore about beating Bush in 2004.
History Lesson
Oct. 9 2002 3:53 PMThe Trial of Henry K.Was Kissinger a war criminal? A new movie can't prove the case.
History Lesson
July 19 2002 10:36 AMBaseball's Con GameHow did America's pastime get an antitrust exemption?
History Lesson
June 13 2002 4:28 PMThe Truman ShowBush's Department of Homeland Security plan is modeled on Truman's 1947 national security reorganization. Here's what Harry got wrong.
History Lesson
March 28 2002 11:51 AMBhagwan TeddyExplaining the cult of Theodore Roosevelt.
Culturebox
March 5 2002 11:41 AMMistakes Were MadeWho's the cannier apologizer, Ambrose or Goodwin?
History Lesson
Dec. 5 2001 3:44 PMUncivil CourtsAmerica's military tribunals through the ages.
History Lesson
Oct. 31 2001 3:08 PMThe roots of Arab Anti-Semitism Radical Islam’s favorite Western tradition. 
History Lesson
Sept. 20 2001 3:00 AMBlundering Into AfghanistanThe Great Game has repeatedly foiled the great powers. 
History Lesson
Sept. 7 2001 8:30 PMLyin' About ZionThe diplomatic back-story on "Zionism equals racism." 
History Lesson
Aug. 3 2001 8:30 PMWho's Stonewalling Now?Democrats' and Republicans' views on executive privilege depend exclusively on whose man is living in the White House.
Assessment
June 22 2001 8:30 PMMichael BloombergNew York's brand-name mayoral candidate.
Assessment
April 27 2001 8:30 PMW.E.B. Du BoisThe writer who traveled backward.
Assessment
March 9 2001 8:30 PMDoris Kearns GoodwinThe sunny-side-up historian.
History Lesson
Jan. 4 2001 3:00 AMWhen Republicans Last Ruled the EarthIke couldn't tame the '53-'55 GOP House and Senate. Will Dubya do any better?

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