Philip Roth's work could only have been written by someone who came of age during the peak of postwar liberalism.
Laura Tanenbaum is an associate professor at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York.
Second-wave feminist Kate Millett wrote with a sweeping ambition that matched the political ferment of the times. We need the same today.
Mad Men succeeded in showing how social change seeps into otherwise unremarkable lives.
Has the New York Times ever disavowed its condescending editorials on the Civil Rights Movement?
Mad Men brilliantly shows the everyday cruelties of the old order, but insists that those who challenged them were fools.
I didn’t realize the only way to serve the public was to be a consigliere.
Brooklyn nostalgia has done more than sell hot dogs and baseball memorabilia.
There's no need for excessive complexity — some people are worth hating.
Without radical change, disquiet finds other outlets. Dystopic visions have replaced Shulamith Firestone and Adrienne Rich’s utopian ones.