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Andrew Jackson

  • Originally published 10/24/2017

    Trump Is the New ________

    Zachary Jonathan Jacobson

    Nixon? Reagan? Jackson? Historical analogies are simplistic, misleading—and absolutely essential.

  • Originally published 08/11/2017

    The Two Andrew Jacksons

    Michael Kazin

    Jacksonian democracy may have been liberating for some, but it was repressive for many others.

  • Originally published 02/02/2017

    The Jacksonian Revolt

    Walter Russell Mead

    Many Jacksonians came to believe that the American establishment was no longer reliably patriotic, with “patriotism” defined as an instinctive loyalty to the well-being and values of Jacksonian America.

  • Originally published 06/16/2015

    Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

    David Greenberg

    Critics of the current $20 bill forget the president who made American democracy democratic.

  • Originally published 12/12/2013

    The Anti-Jacksonians

    Sean Wilentz

    Historical analogies are oft imperfect, and the Tea Party=Jacksonian Democrats meme is more imperfect than most.

  • Originally published 05/06/2013

    Steve Yoder: It’s Time for Democrats to Ditch Andrew Jackson

    Steve Yoder is a frequent contributor to The Crime Report. He writes about criminal justice, immigration, small business and real estate. His work has appeared in The American Prospect, Good, The Fiscal Times and elsewhere. Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And they’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina Democrats’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should wonder about one of the founders for whom that event is named. If branding matters, then the tradition of honoring perhaps the most systematic violator of human rights for America’s nonwhites should finally run its course.

  • Originally published 04/24/2018

    It’s been 48 years since Kent State

    There's No There There

    The truth as a handful of intrepid historians have pointed out is that had there not been a Cold War mentality there would never have been a Vietnam. And had there not have been a Vietnam War there would never have been a bloodbath at Kent State.