Alan Brinkley

Alan Brinkley is Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University and the author of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

The life of Barack Obama is a tale of post-civil rights movement racial politics. Read more



Is a renewed emphasis on the value of community the answer to our political woes? Not if it's defined in purely local terms. Read more

Housing and Transportation

This isn't the first time liberals have faced reverses and needed to reframe their ideas. Read more

Money, Politics and Power