The Fight for the Four Freedoms, by Harvey J. Kaye @ NYJB

“The achievements of the Greatest Generation and the policies of FDR are without equal in American history, but the narrow focus and the crass partisan cheerleading ruin an otherwise fascinating introductory volume for those interested in the New Deal.” Continue reading The Fight for the Four Freedoms, by Harvey J. Kaye @ NYJB

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An Interview with Richard Sharp

Back in May, I reviewed The Duke Don’t Dance, by Richard Sharp. It is a historical novel focusing on the lives of several men and women from the Silent Generation. In this interview, I ask Mr. Sharp about the burdens of speaking for a generation, plausible deniability, the writing process, and his favorite writers. Continue reading An Interview with Richard Sharp

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MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES, PART III: KOREMATSU, BROWN, AND PADILLA

A limited-run series where I review three books about the Supreme Court of the United States, exploring its historical and ideological conflicts, and the transformations it wrought upon law and society. This week: Three Supreme Court cases that examine “binding precedent”, race, and national security. Continue reading MONDAYS WITH THE SUPREMES, PART III: KOREMATSU, BROWN, AND PADILLA

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