On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, in the midst of a fractious political year, it’s good to be reminded of the communal virtues celebrated in Thornton Wilder’s classic play.
Nicolaus Mills is professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower.
Like Walt Whitman, the author of “Little Women” nursed wounded and dying troops in Washington, D.C., and like the poet, she wrote about it. Unlike Whitman, she almost died.
In a sympathy letter written to Matt Salinger after his father’s death, NYPD Chief of Detectives John Keenan remembers the GI he served alongside in World War II.
When a battered Andrew Luck announced his retirement and Novak Djokovic pulled out of the US Open with an injured shoulder, fans piled on with the hate.
Southern aristocrats wanted armed militias mainly to control their slaves. So they wanted language in the new nation's constitution protecting that right.
In “The Great Gatsby,” Fitzgerald created a bullying loudmouth eerily like Trump and then took him apart. It’s a lesson worth learning.
Julia Le Duc’s already iconic photograph of a dead father and daughter on the Rio Grande is the latest reminder of how essential photographers are to democracy.
Is it possible to write a book referencing the Trump era without being divisive? This acclaimed author says yes, and her best evidence is her own new children's book.
On June 6, 1944, Franklin Roosevelt went on the radio and led the nation in prayer. Avoiding any trace of bluster, he asked not for conquest but for a better world.
On Easter Sunday 1939, singer Marian Anderson gave a free concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial after being denied the opportunity to perform at Constitution Hall.