The Invisible Bridge
Originally published 01/26/2015
The right attacked an acclaimed historian's Reagan book. What's really odd is how the sensible, smart set responded.
Originally published 01/13/2015
Perlstein, seeking to make some sense of the Reagan phenomenon, offers somewhat of a new take on the culture wars of America during the 1970s. He divides the nation into skeptics or doubters, willing to interrogate national policies and institutions, and true believers who unquestionably embrace American exceptionalism.
Originally published 08/30/2014
"I don’t read many popular histories like the ones I write."
Originally published 08/01/2014
Rick Perlstein: “Ronald Reagan absolved America almost in a priestly role not to have to contend with sin. The consequences are all around us today”
"From climate change to foreign affairs, Reagan pushed America toward easy lies, just as reckoning seemed possible."
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