Jim Sleeper

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Reporting for the Republic

January 13, 2014 · Blog

In 1920 the New Republic ran “A Test of the News,” a special supplement to the magazine (published soon after as the book Liberty and the News) by Walter Lippmann and Charles Merz showing that in the three and a … {…}

By Jim Sleeper

With Friends Like These…Who Will Defend Liberal Education?

Like free markets and Christianity, liberal education in the United States has more noisy claimants than true friends. Lately, it’s conservatives who’ve been crying hosanna to the humanities and funding campus institutes that conscript classic texts into training future Platonic … {…}

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Social Conservatism Isn’t “White”

January 20, 2012 · Blog

There they go again: Republican candidates are saying things and sending signals that show that racism remains widespread, routine, hideous—and sometimes even laughable, when it strains to deny its own existence. And, again, some of us white leftists and liberals … {…}

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Kissinger’s Diplomatic Review

November 14, 2011 · Blog

Jim Sleeper: Kissinger?s Diplomatic Review {…}

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Markets, Media, and the Occupiers

October 21, 2011 · Blog

Jim Sleeper: Markets, Media, and the Occupiers {…}

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It’s Not Just a Scandal, It’s a Syndrome

July 20, 2011 · Blog

Jim Sleeper: The Murdoch Scandal Is Really a Syndrome {…}

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An Unlikely Pragmatist

Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition by James T. Kloppenberg Princeton University Press, 2010, 296 pp. TOWARD THE end of James Kloppenberg’s Reading Obama, the author ponders an anecdote from the candidate’s speech on race in Philadelphia … {…}

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Stanley McChrystal’s War on Poverty

November 12, 2009 · Online Articles

Jim Sleeper: McChrystal’s War on Poverty {…}

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The Day After: Don’t Gloat, Organize

November 5, 2008 · Online Articles

Day After: J. Sleeper – Don’t Gloat, Organize {…}

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Things No One Talks About

October 27, 2008 · Online Articles

J. Sleeper: Things No One Talks About {…}

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