appearances and interviews
- Interview with intellectual historians Ray Haberski and Andrew Hartman about public policy and the Humanities on their podcast Trotsky and the Wild Orchids
- Interview with historian David Sehat about the question "Has identity politics wrecked liberalism?" (my answer: no) on his podcast Mindpop (audio)
- Interview with political scientist Heath Brown about A Commercial Republic on the podcast New Books in Political Science (audio)
- Interview with philosopher Jack Weinstein about A Commercial Republic on the radio program Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life (audio)
- Interview with Sehat about A Commercial Republic upon the book's release (video)
- Interview with the University of Texas American studies department blog featuring my "words of wisdom" to current students
- Brief appearance in Smithsonian Network television series The Real Story. I was a talking head in the episode about Star Trek.
- New York Times article from 2011 about the S-USIH conference, featuring a couple of quotes from me
academic journal articles
- "Liberals in Space: The 1960s Politics of Star Trek" (The Sixties, Rutledge, December 2012, 5:2)"
- "The Limits of Liberalism: Pragmatism, Democracy and Capitalism" (Contemporary Pragmatism, Editions Rodopi, December 2008, 5:2)
academic book reviews
- review of Julian E. Zelizer's The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress and the Battle for the Great Society (History News Network)
- review of Gavin Wright's Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South (History News Network)
- review of Jonathan Levy's Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America (S-USIH)
- review of Michael Kazin's American Dreamers: How the Left Changed the Nation (S-USIH)
- review of Jennifer Burns's Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American Right (S-USIH)
- review of Brink Lindsey's The Age of Abundance (S-USIH)
- review of David Prindle's The Paradox of Democratic Capitalism (S-USIH)
- review of Douglas Anderson's Philosophy Americana (S-USIH)
old posts from society for u.s. intellectual history blog
In advance of the publication of A Commercial Republic, I wrote a series of essays on the S-USIH blog to summarize the book and the focus of each of its chapters.
- Introduction: Government Economic Intervention
- Chapter One: Government and the Market in the Federalist Era
- Chapter Two: The Jacksonian Backlash
- Chapter Three: The Corporation as Government Economic Intervention
- Chapter Four: Full Employment and "New Deal Liberalism"
- Chapter Five: Postwar Liberalism and American Capitalism
- Chapter Six: Conservatism, Stagflation and Supply-Side Economics
Here's a few posts that I particularly enjoyed writing:
- "The 'New Political History' and U.S. Intellectual History": From 2012, this one is pretty much what the title says it is.
- "History, Interdisciplinarity and Politics in the New Republic": From 2009, this was a (very long) assessment of Sean Wilentz's then somewhat new project taking aim at those who, in his view, confuse history for philosophy, or perhaps scholarship for activism.
- From all the way back in 2007, these are my reflections on Richard Rorty, on the occasion of his death.