Two historians debate the role of universities in fostering a commitment to the open exchange of ideas.
Bipartisanship most often occurs in moments when one party has deep internal divisions, or when there are strong political incentives to cooperate.
Two historians look for precedents for Republican opposition to Trump.
Extended runs in office are uncommon in the United States—no matter the individual.
Two historians discuss today’s political climate and whether it has parallels with other periods.
The question isn’t whether they have anything of value to offer. It’s whether they can avoid partisan vituperation along the way.
Two historians consider whether it’s time to raise the possibility of decentralization amid frustrations with the federal government.
Two historians debate the FBI director’s dismissal and whether it’s reminiscent of the Nixon era—or if it’s just politics.
Two historians debate whether recent shifts are different in kind or merely in magnitude.
Good legislation often begins with a string of failures—and it’s hard to evaluate success after just three months.
Two historians debate whether the president has an opportunity to pivot to the center, or whether Washington’s polarization precludes that.
In the latest entry in their ongoing conversation, two historians debate the significance of the president’s wiretapping claims.
Two historians weigh in on how to understand the new administration, press relations, and this moment in political time.
As the Florida senator launches his White House bid, he seeks to rekindle the enthusiasm that greeted his early career.
The political cartoonist who drew the elephant and donkey as symbols of the two political parties, Thomas Nast chronicled the hopes and later the disillusions of the mid-nineteenth-century’s civil rights leaders. Morton Keller, professor of history at Brandeis University and an authority on the post-Civil War era, restores to the public light this timeless and timely cartoonist in the following article adapted from his book THE ART AND POLITICS OF THOMAS NAST,to be published this month by Oxford University Press.