In the current political climate, President Obama might draw inspiration from John F. Kennedy’s Bay of Pigs defeat 50 years ago, says Jon Meacham.
Jon Meacham In Perspective
President Obama has placed himself above democracy in launching a military campaign in Libya without congressional approval, says Jon Meacham.
All those who care about civil rights — who care about human rights — should dedicate themselves to the cause of public education, Jon Meacham says.
Jon Meacham ruminates on America’s checkered history with friendly authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
Jon Meacham finds Charles Dickens’s words — “It was the best of times, it was the worst times” — especially apt to describe President Obama’s State of the Union address.
In light of the shootings in Arizona, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham — a gun owner — takes both parties to task for their reluctance to ban assault weapons.
In this essay, Jon Meacham considers the legacy of the late Richard Holbrooke, who died this week at the age of 69, and his impact on U.S. diplomacy.
In this essay, Jon Meacham considers the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and compares the relatively interactive political environment in which he lived to the collision of political extremities today.
In this essay, Jon Meacham compares the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s to the gay rights movement today, and finds that we may be repeating the mistakes of the past.