Nicolaus Mills

Nicolaus Mills is professor of American studies at Sarah Lawrence College and author of Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower.

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The Palestinian Authority in the World Court

April 10, 2014 · Blog

The announcement by Mahmoud Abbas that the Palestinian Authority, which he leads, is now taking steps to join fifteen international agencies has a striking parallel to events that took place in the United States fifty years ago this month. That’s when Malcolm … {…}

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Olympic Blindness

February 26, 2014 · Blog

There is a temptation on the part of all presidents of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to declare whatever games they have presided over a success. Thomas Bach, the IOC’s new president and himself a gold medal winner for Germany … {…}

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Seeing Isn’t Believing: The Armory Show at 100

November 25, 2013 · Online Articles

In 1913, the Armory Show gave thousands of Americans their first glimpse of modern European painting. Now, in an exhibit entitled The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution, the New York Historical Society has made it possible for us to see what all the excitement was about. {…}

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J.K. Rowling—Chapter Two

August 1, 2013 · Blog

My local bookstore, like bookstores across the country, now has plenty of copies of J. K. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, the mystery novel previously attributed to a new author, Robert Galbraith. Rowling’s publisher, Little Brown, has rushed an estimated 300,000 … {…}

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Voting Rights: The Court Takes a Page from 1883

July 7, 2013 · Online Articles

Legal precedent is against the recent Supreme Court decision to gut the Voting Rights Act. There is, however, a grim precedent for the Roberts Court in the Civil Rights Cases of 1883, which also turned the law on its head. {…}

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Cesar Chavez and Immigration Reform

June 28, 2013 · Blog

Twenty years after his death, Cesar Chavez, the legendary United Farm Workers Union leader, is again in the news. This time, the charge is that Chavez was anti-immigrant. What’s made the charge newsworthy is the publicity surrounding Chavez, a forthcoming … {…}

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Forty-Eight Years After Selma: The New Fight for Voting Rights

March 20, 2013 · Blog

Forty-eight years ago tomorrow, on March 21, 1965, I was part of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. There were only 3,200 of us who started out from Brown Chapel on that bright Alabama Sunday, but as far as … {…}

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Death on the Subway

December 14, 2012 · Blog

Nothing dominated the New York tabloids last week like the story of Ki-Suck Han, a Korean immigrant from Queens who was pushed to his death on the subway track while a crowd of passengers watched. The story took on a … {…}

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The Corporatization of Higher Education

It is not just the economic climate in which our colleges and universities find themselves that determines what they charge and how they operate; it is their increasing corporatization. {…}

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The Politics of Indignity

May 9, 2012 · Blog

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