In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.
The New Deal economic recovery programs during the Great Depression of the 1930s showed how to solve economic crises without resorting to war.
Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?
The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.
New tapes from the Nixon White House show Nixon's pathologic prejudices against virtually every ethnic group, particularly his crude anti-Semitism.
Jill Lepore's "The Whites of Their Eyes" is two distinct histories in the space of a single volume.
In Spain recently, Pope Benedict made remarks that boil down to an outrageous defense of the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco.
There were two stories about the beginnings of the Civil War this week: Georgia acknowledges slavery, while neo-Confederates ignore it.
This election and the rage connected to it (racist and anti-immigrant especially) are traceable to the 1960s and the right-wing class warfare that followed.
"The Backlash" takes us on a trip to the strip-malls, mountain hollows and exurban living rooms where reactionary populism takes root and grows.