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Gilbert T. Sewall
Gilbert T. Sewall, director of the American Textbook Council in New York City, is co-author of After Hiroshima: The United States Since 1945 and editor of The Eighties: A Reader. He is also a reviewer for Publishers Weekly.
by | Oct 16, 2018

The Brett Kavanaugh affair was just amazing. The extreme partisanship and antics accompanying his nomination to the Supreme Court rightly alarmed much of the nation’s responsive political center. Yet on CNN the following week, Hillary Clinton told Christiane Amanpour that “you cannot…

by | Sep 10, 2018

Last month, protesters at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill took it upon themselves to pull down a controversial 1913 memorial to alumni killed in the Civil War. The university carted the bronze soldier away on a flatbed…

by | Jul 19, 2018

A liberal Berkeley friend teases me. She claims I’ve given up reading the New York Times because it runs too many stories about black people. She’s trying to trigger me. We still can joke. Not every leftist I know can, but…

by | Jun 11, 2018

Since 2015, the influx of about 1.4 million Middle East and North African migrants into Germany — almost all of them Muslim — has destabilized the nation’s politics and society. One of them, Ali Bashar, an Iraqi said to be…

by | Jun 6, 2018

Long regarded as springboards to success for the talented urban poor, New York City’s eight selective high schools offer spots for 5,000 ninth-grade students each year. Under the current system, Asian kids predominate. They make up 74 percent of the…

by | May 7, 2018

Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders) hit a home run this spring in the competitive game of political spectacle. The caravan — one of many opportunistic migrations from Central America during the last few years — arrived in Tijuana last…

by | Apr 4, 2018

The lightning-fast takedown of Fox television host Laura Ingraham last week signals escalating partisan fevers that show no sign of breaking or going away. News viewers today want something quick and lurid, something that’s “entertaining,” and they want it Twitter-brief….

by | Mar 25, 2018

New York City On Saturday morning, news helicopters whirred loudly in the skies of Manhattan, hovering over Columbus Circle and Central Park to film the March For Our Lives anti-gun rally. As many as 100,000 marchers marched from Central Park…

by | Mar 8, 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was a huge bust. The hoped-for watchers did not tune in, and the number of viewers tumbled. The television audience fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, the Wall Street Journal reports, continuing…

by | Mar 8, 2018

According to Nielsen ratings, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony was a huge bust. The hoped-for watchers did not tune in, and the number of viewers tumbled. The television audience fell 19% from last year’s broadcast, the Wall Street Journal reports, continuing…

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