Marx is thought of as a purely European phenomenon. But his radical politics were indelibly shaped by his encounters with American life.
Andrew Hartman is professor of history at Illinois State University. He is the author of A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars, and is currently writing a book about Karl Marx in America.
John Reed penned the definitive account of the October Revolution — and paid a heavy price for it.
Corporate Democrats have enabled Betsy DeVos’s privatization agenda for years. It’s time for them to choose which side they’re on.
Though often condemned to the fringes of American political life, the radical left has changed the course of US history.
In the anti-sixties backlash, neoconservatives were the most formidable intellectual opponents of social progress.
Dana Goldstein’s new history of American teaching is superb. But she’s much too easy on the “reformers” undermining public education.
Rick Perlstein is a master chronicler of American political absurdity. But explaining Reagan and the Right requires more than a catalog of the absurd.
The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders