David Greenberg

David Greenberg, a professor of history and of journalism and media studies at Rutgers University, worked at the New Republic in the early 1990s as an intern, as managing editor, and as acting editor.

Politics
Dec. 5 2014 5:09 PMWhat We Lost With the Loss of the New RepublicThe magazine’s heterodox liberalism is what made it unique. And it’s that very voice that is being crowded out.
History Lesson
Feb. 27 2012 12:39 PMSick to His StomachJohn F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech on religious freedom gives Rick Santorum a bellyache—it shouldn’t.
History Lesson
Oct. 21 2011 12:05 PMJohn Morton BlumThe death of a legendary historian.
History Lesson
July 1 2011 4:56 PMLeft BehindYale solved its anti-Semitism crisis, but a deeper problem remains.
History Lesson
Jan. 14 2011 6:57 AMBeware the Military-Industrial ComplexEisenhower's farewell address has been completely misunderstood.
History Lesson
Dec. 27 2010 8:47 AMThe Hidden History of the Espionage ActThe much-maligned 1917 law had a real purpose—stopping spies and saboteurs.
History Lesson
Oct. 22 2010 7:12 AMHating Woodrow WilsonThe new and confused attacks on progressivism.
History Lesson
July 15 2010 1:35 PMToo Big To Fail, the 1912 VersionHow Wilson and Roosevelt tried to roll back the power of corporations.
History Lesson
Jan. 29 2010 5:12 PMObama's Achilles' HeelWhat the deficit-commission idea says about his politics.
History Lesson
Nov. 17 2009 3:41 PMSarah Palin = Dan QuayleThere's no way she will be president.
History Lesson
Sept. 23 2009 1:17 PMThe Obama HatersWe still don't understand how fringe conservatism went mainstream.
Recycled
Feb. 12 2009 11:12 AMThe Lincoln-Douglas Debates, UnpluggedAllen C. Guelzo's book strips away the nostalgia around this classic encounter.
Books
Jan. 19 2009 6:54 AMThe Riddle of Herbert HooverHow the hypercompetent technocrat failed.
History Lesson
Nov. 5 2008 4:49 PMMcCain Ran the Sleaziest Campaign in History?Not even close.
Books
Oct. 3 2008 10:42 AMCheney's HandiworkUnveiling his methods, and some of his motives.
History Lesson
Aug. 2 2012 11:41 AMStop Eulogizing Gore VidalHe was a racist and an elitist, forever mourning the decline of his era of aristocratic privilege. 
History Lesson
Nov. 10 2011 12:37 PMHot for CoolidgeWhy are Republicans so obsessed with Silent Cal?
Twins
Aug. 25 2011 7:13 AMDorothy Burlingham's TwinsThe study that explained why it's not so wonderful to have a look-alike.
History Lesson
April 20 2011 2:28 PMDemocracyWhy it's the only lasting anonymous Washington novel.
History Lesson
Jan. 10 2011 6:01 PMOf Course It Was PoliticalThe phony debate about assassins like Jared Loughner.
History Lesson
Nov. 19 2010 7:16 AMGive 'Em Hell, BarryObama needs a little of the Truman touch.
History Lesson
Sept. 24 2010 7:16 AMRewinding the Kennedy-Nixon DebatesDid JFK really win because he looked better on television?
History Lesson
May 21 2010 5:54 PMElena Kagan Could Have Been a Superb HistorianTwo history professors read the nominee's undergraduate thesis.
Recycled
Dec. 10 2009 10:09 AMChristmas for JewsHow Hanukkah became a major holiday.
History Lesson
Oct. 9 2009 1:30 PMThe Old Soldier Hasn't DiedForget about McChrystal; Obama's real problem is MacArthurism.
History Lesson
April 29 2009 3:36 PMSpecter's ShadowWhy Arlen Specter's defection should terrify the GOP.
Recycled
Feb. 12 2009 11:11 AMThe Man Beneath the HatThe truth about Lincoln's sexuality.
Recycled
Dec. 4 2008 6:56 PMThe President Who Never Came in From the ColdHow Frost/Nixon gets Nixon right.
History Lesson
Oct. 24 2008 4:34 PMPresidential FirepowerHow FDR saved capitalism in eight days.
History Lesson
Sept. 25 2008 5:41 PMYou Won't Learn Much From the DebatesBut you should watch them anyway.

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