Michael O’Donnell is a lawyer in the Chicago area. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic.
Strom Thurmond’s loathsomeness on race obscures his larger role: he was there at all the major choke points of modern conservative history.
Obama’s surprisingly strong national security record owes much to a group of youthful aides few Americans have heard of.
An oral history of the twentieth century, dictated on his deathbed, shows that Tony Judt was, to the end, the consummate public intellectual.
How a historian who reveled in destroying the reputations of others ruined his own.
John Paul Stevens’s Supreme Court tenure was marked by the firm belief that absolutism had no place on the bench.