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political history



  • The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo

    by James Kirchick

    The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.  



  • The Democrats’ dilemma: two parties in one

    by Niall Ferguson

    In their eagerness to recruit a new generation of young voters, the Democrats have — not for the first time in their history — admitted a faction of radical ideologues into their midst.



  • America’s Original Identity Politics

    by Sarah Churchwell

    The good news for anyone feeling perturbed is that it simply isn’t true that identity politics represents the end of America or of liberal democracy. 



  • A Racial Reckoning for Democratic Leaders in Virginia

    by Jelani Cobb

    In disavowing his yearbook photo but admitting to wearing blackface on another occasion, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam implies that he is being castigated for the wrong instance of minstrelsy.