In this Q&A, John D. French discusses his new book Lula and His Politics of Cunning: From Metalworker to President of Brazil. Known around the world simply as Lula, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva was born in 1945 to illiterate parents who migrated to industrializing São Paulo. He learned to read at ten years of… Continue Reading Author Interview: John D. French on Lula and His Politics of Cunning
Lloyd Kramer discusses the omnipresence of nationalism and its manifestation in contemporary society, from political campaigns to national identity. Continue Reading Lloyd Kramer: Why the History of Nationalism Matters in a Global Age, Part 1
An excerpt from a recent interview with John L. Brooke at the blog American Talleyrand, plus information about a September bus tour based on Brooke’s book, Columbia Rising. Continue Reading An interview with John L. Brooke, and Columbia Rising hits the road
Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Today’s federal holiday treat is an article at History News Network by author Chris Myers Asch. He muses on how our first President has saved the United States from needing to overthrow any leaders. In light of the recent events in Egypt, Asch discusses how stepping down peacefully after two terms… Continue Reading Chris Myers Asch on one of George Washington’s greatest contributions
When we got wind of Michael Steele’s recent comments about the Republican Party continuing a “Southern Strategy” for the past 40 years, we turned to an expert on southern politics for insight into Steele’s allusion to the Nixon-era strategy of racial exclusion. Michael Perman is author of Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the… Continue Reading The Republicans’ “Southern Strategy” Unmasked?