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Lawrence B. Glickman

Lawrence B. Glickman is Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the Department of History at Cornell University.  He is the author, most recently, of Free Enterprise: An American History and Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America.

President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations after touring a Clayco Corporation construction site for a Microsoft data center in Elk Grove Village, Ill., on Oct. 7, 2021.

Critiques of vaccine mandates continue a neoliberal tradition of idolizing private choice at the expense of the public good.

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If Trump was the end of the “party of ideas,” the rise of Reagan was its start. But what were those “ideas” in the first place, and were they really as new as people said?

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When Democratic senator Edmund Muskie made a quip about the government being “here to help you,” he surely didn’t know it marked the death of the New Deal.

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How we went from “racist” to “racially tinged.”

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The Supreme Court’s Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling continues a terrible trend of valuing businesses more than employees and customers.

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On the long road from FDR to Trump.

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Contrary to most narratives, corporations have always been one of the most powerful forces in American political life.

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The American Health Care Act has a long history that returns us to the New Deal and its critics.

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