Friends and Enemies

Marty Peretz and the travails of American liberalism.
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Pat Robertson’s Genocidal God Has Called Him Home

The political preacher who made the religion look bad.
Comic strip: Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos: "Jon Smythe has escaped being lynched by Green Men but is captured by the "Dark Mystery!".

Jay Jackson’s Audacious Comics

Written during World War II, Bungleton Green and the Mystic Commandos imagined a future liberated from racism and inequality.
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How Bob Dylan Wrote the Second Great American Songbook

The sale of the singer-songwriter’s catalogue is a reminder of his massive cultural legacy.
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Richard Hofstadter’s Discontents

Why did the historian come to fear the very movements he once would have celebrated?

The Complex Origins of Little Orphan Annie

"No one story can completely explain Annie."

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ is a Science Fiction Film

Far from wallowing in nostalgia, Tarantino is using alternative history to critique conventional Hollywood endings.

The 100 Pages That Shaped Comics

From Mickey to Maus, tracing the evolution of the pictures, panels, and text that brought comic books to life.

Let’s Relitigate the Civil War

There can be no "compromise" with the false view of America's past from Trumpists and pop historians alike.

Art Laffer and the Intellectual Rot of the Republican Party

The godfather of supply-side economics is largely discredited by his peers, but revered by Trump and the GOP.

Horrible Histories

The perils of comparing Trump to twentieth-century dictators.