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Arthur Schlesinger Jr

For Holder, a Legacy of Achievement in a Time of Doubt

Riley Roberts | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Riley Roberts

Since 2009, Holder has exercised the powers of his office not merely to preserve the Justice Department as a static institution, as many of his predecessors have done, but to mobilize it as a force for proactive change.

Five Angry Letters to the Editor (EXCERPT)

Andrew Schlesinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Andrew Schlesinger

As revealed in The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., the historian, Democratic Party activist, and presidential adviser (1917-2007) wielded his pen as a literary weapon -- for criticism, for influence, for chiding, for self-advancement, for righting wrongs and for waving the flag of progressivism.

The Schlesinger Legacy

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

As a public intellectual, a Democratic Party stalwart, and a renowned American historian, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. plunged into the ideological battles of his day in an effort to push for progressive changes during a professional career that lasted from 1945-2005.

The Kennedys

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nigel Hamilton

If you admire JFK's idealism and the spirit of civility and hope that he inspired in our nation, you will be appalled by Stephen Kronish's endlessly salacious entertainment at JFK's posthumous expense.

Ted Sorensen, Presidential Speechwriting, and Global Nuclear War

Tad Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tad Daley

So I cannot remember exactly where I heard this story, otherwise I'd provide a cite, but the story goes that toward the end of his life, Arthur Schles...

The Imperial Presidency

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Statements by the administration that the president may be considering picking and choosing among provisions of laws passed by Congress, like Bush, are disturbing.