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Kevin Mattson

Kevin Mattson teaches intellectual history at Ohio University and is author of Just Plain Dick: Richard Nixon’s Checkers Speech and the “Rocking, Socking” Election of 1952.

"Das Lesekabinett," a painting by Johann Peter Hasenclever. A group of 7 old white men, dressed in 19th century European suits and formalwear, sit and stand around a table dimly lit by one overhead lamp.

“What should be the starting point for twenty-first-century thought?”

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Jonah Goldberg's liberal fascism.

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The old ideas won't work in the war on terror.

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