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Rick Perlstein

Rick Perlstein is the author of Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus. He is a senior fellow and blogger at the Campaign for America's Future.

The September 11 attacks brought us together until we let them turn us against each other--and damn near everyone else. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

The attacks brought us together until we let them turn us against each other -- and damn near everyone else. Read more

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The attacks brought us together until we let them turn us against each other -- and damn near everyone else. Read more

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While published decades ago, the works of writers like Stanley Crouch and Lisa Jones are still ferociously in the present. Read more

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Ron Howard's new film, Frost/Nixon serves as a daring argument about the way TV can be most virtuous precisely when it acts most like TV. Read more

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History teaches us that presidents have to move quickly to enact progressive reforms before the window of opportunity closes forever. It's a lesson Barack Obama should take to heart. Read more

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In 1970, Richard Nixon, inspired by a spontaneous construction workers' riot, settled on the political strategy that would win him the 1972 election by a landslide and dominate American politics to this day. Read more

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