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Stories From Another Time, for Our Times: ‘We Do Our Part’

To the extent I spent any time studying in college, it was to learn about American history. The main impression the lectures and readings left on me was the realization that the country has always had big, serious problems.<p>Slavery, violence, corruption, injustice—things were worst-ever during the …

John F. Kennedy

Where Evangelicals Came From

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America<p>by Frances FitzGerald<p>Simon and Schuster, 740 pp., $35.00<p>Every few years, it seems, conservative …

Faith

The Year Nixon Fell Apart

The year was 1970, and the paranoid, stressed president starting drinking, stealing away from the White House and, eventually, going after his enemies.<p>We know what happened in the spring of 1972: Five men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters, were caught and arrested, and …

Richard Nixon
Journalism

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali

What a loss to suffer, even if for years you knew it was coming. Muhammad Ali, who died Friday, in Phoenix, at the age of seventy-four, was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality that no …

Muhammad Ali's 10 best quotes

Muhammad Ali was as skilled with words as he was in the ring. His poignant sayings about sports and life figure to remain iconic for generations to …

Internet Reading Club: May 2016

Must-reads about science, technology, and health from around the web.<p>Every month, I put together a list of some of the most moving, thought-provoking, beautifully written, deeply reported, quirky, strange, or otherwise memorable stories about from around the internet. This month’s selection is …

Alzheimer's Disease

China's Cultural Revolution and Germany

When Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in China, left-wing students in Berlin were paying attention. Gottfried Schmitt was one of them. Today, he …

The Faithful

With its decaying two-story homes and grazing cows, Bello looks like just another sleepy suburb of Medellín, Colombia. Thirty years ago, though, it …

The Ideological-Operational Divide in the G.O.P.

In the late nineteen-sixties, when Richard Nixon was practicing law on Wall Street but had his eye on bigger things, the columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak reported that Nixon’s advisers were studying a new book titled “The Political Beliefs of Americans,” with particular interest in its use …

Republicans

The Which Blair Project

Once one of the most popular prime ministers in Britain’s history, Tony Blair is now reviled at home for his role in the Iraq war and the lucrative consulting career he’s built since leaving office. Delving into the byzantine world of Blair, Inc., which includes several philanthropic foundations, …

“Game 7, 1986” and the Moments After the Moment That Everyone Remembers

When considering the unfortunate underperformers of the 1986 World Series, between the New York Mets and the Boston Red Sox, the pitcher Ron Darling probably does not come to mind.<p>For one thing, he was on the Mets, and most of the goats of that Series were, of course, on the Red Sox, who lost in a …

Major League Baseball