Richard Yeselson

Richard Yeselson lives and writes in Washington DC.

Recent Articles

Obama's Usable Past

Reading Obama as cut loose from history is incorrect. Obama's promise is not to remove us from history but rather to find a "usable past" in American ideals of equality, justice, and fraternity.

John Judis is one of our leading journalist intellectuals. His knowledge of American history and political culture is so deep and nuanced that it would put many academics to shame. How many political reporters today even know who R.W.B. Lewis is, let alone are able to frame an essay around the title of one of his most influential books, American Adam?