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The Color Line
Four essays, provocative and often poetic, about the black experience in America and the quest for ...
How the 1956 Hungarian Revolution offers a textbook portrait of an uprising against autocratic power.
The Federalist papers, first published in 1787–88, remain a brilliant analysis of the fundamental principles of ...
The Granddaddy of All Bubbles
The story of the first great financial hysteria, London’s 1720 South Sea Bubble, whose characteristics appear ...
The Head in Football
The former player Michael Oriard brings a unique perspective to this informed discussion of the history ...
The Cause and Cure of Hysteria
Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist crusade prompts Harry Truman to reflect on the nature of demagoguery.
The Capture of Adolf Eichmann
The behind-the-scenes story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann by the Israeli Secret Service.
Bonnie Parker Writes a Poem
Steven Biel plots the strange path by which this pair ...
Dawning of the Counter-culture: The 1960s
The 1960s, a decade rich in contradictions, has alternately been compared with the 1920s for its frivolity and open sensuality, and with the 1930s for its political activism and social seriousness. But finally all comparisons with other periods break down, all analogies crumble—for, as William O’Neill makes us realize, the 1960s was a time like no other America has ever known.
In this appraisal of the “new” culture that became identified with the sixties, he conveys all that was inspired, phony, large-spirited, dreary, mad, magnificent, screwed-up, delightful, and confused about the period.
Length: 17,929 words; approx. 40 book pages
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