Nicolaus Mills

Nicolaus Mills is a professor of American studies at Sarah Lawrence College and the author of the forthcoming Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America's Coming of Age as a Superpower.

Pundits and lawmakers keep making the Iraq/Vietnam comparison. But India in the wake of British colonial rule is a relevant and perhaps a more cautionary tale that should be heeded. Read more


Roosevelt never used his wheelchair as a political gimmick, only as an inspiration to others. The same goes for Edwards and her breast cancer. Read more


Sixty years ago, George Marshall unveiled his plan for rebuilding Europe and redefining America's role in the world. It was on-target then, and his vision for America's role is even more on-target today. Read more