David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
In this issue we take in the legacies of two celebrated Americans, whose love of country was profoundly qualified. Robert E.
On the "commons" of intellectual property.
How is it that our culture has studied and written and published large libraries’ worth of new books on the Civil War, and yet reading Drew Gilpin Faust, this year’s Jefferson Lecturer, is like discov
Louisiana marks ten successful years of a literacy program.
In this issue, we honor the 2010 Humanities Medalists.
Many of us will contemplate the Civil War during the sesquicentennial, and Randall Fuller inaugurates the proceedings with a study of how the war changed the poetry of Walt Whitman.
Here’s a scary thought on the eve of the Civil War sesquicentennial: In the 1860 election, Abraham Lincoln was utterly beatable.
The rise of America's culture of print.
The great fear of those in the business of promoting the humanities is that people will realize we have nothing new to say.
West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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