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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
Government of the people? Thomas Frank on the history of populism and anti-populism Read More
Thomas Frank on how the media exterminates political reform, Trudy Lieberman on the fate of Medicare, Chris Offutt on the changing face of Appalachia, a story by Stephen Dixon, and more
“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”
It was in 1988 that I moved to the bedraggled neighborhood of Hyde Park in order to study American history at the University of Chicago. I left the city ten…