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A Footnote to the Sixties

From the April 1999 Print Edition

It is jarring to discover that the history of the 1960s is now being written by people who-as the young historian Doug Rossinow describes himself-had “never heard” of the New Left before entering college in the 1980s. But after recovering from such confirmation of one’s relatively . . . . Continue Reading »

The Best of Intentions

From the October 1998 Print Edition

Someone Else’s House: America’s Unfinished Struggle for Integration By Tamar Jacoby. Free Press 614 pp. $30 Whatever happened to racial integration, frequently proclaimed as a national goal in the early 1960s? In Someone Else’s House former New York Times staffer Tamar Jacoby, while . . . . Continue Reading »