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Articles with keyword "politics"

G. Harold Carswell in his Tallahassee, Florida, chambers, April 1970.

Feature

Supremely Contentious

The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman's illustration of 1912 presidential candidates

Curio

1912 Presidential Candidates

Cartoonist Clifford Berryman mocks the confidence level of the 1912 presidential candidates—Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and William Howard Taft—before the election.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

Feature

Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

Bruce Cole

Conversation

Renaissance Scholar at Work

Humanities discusses art and the achievements of the Endowment with outgoing Chairman, Bruce Cole.

Image of Alan Houston

IQ

Impertinent Questions with Alan Houston

On the cosmopolitan Benjamin Franklin.

NEH Chairman Jim Leach

Conversation

The Gentleman from Iowa

NEH Chairman Jim Leach takes us from his high-school wrestling days through the stages of his political career to his thoughts on the challenges facing humanity--and the humanities--in the twenty-first century.

Image of Dolley Madison.

Feature

The Politics of Love

Dolley Madison gained influence through kindness.

Jonathan Spence, the 39th Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities

Conversation

The China Scholar

Jonathan Spence and NEH Chairman Leach discuss key moments in four hundred years of Chinese history.

Curio

Confederate Cattle Call

There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.

The Economic Activities of the Narragansett Planters, 1939

Curio

Name-Dropping In Rhode Island

Familiarly known as the “Ocean State,” Rhode Island’s full official name includes “and Providence Plantations,” words the state legislature has resolved to drop.