A slew of recent histories would suggest that the major divide in American society is “red states” vs. “blue states.” In fact, it is class that’s the real fault line.
Peter Berard is a doctoral candidate in history at Boston College. He lives in Watertown, MA.
Counterinsurgency partisans rely on images of the benevolent occupier to mask the harsh realities of imperialism.
On reactionary novelist James Ellroy and his Underworld USA trilogy’s surprising treatment of communism and anticommunism.