Stories by Rick Perlstein

Rick Perlstein is the author of "Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus," winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, and "Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America" (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications. A former online columnist for The New Republic and Rolling Stone and former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The Nation, the New York Times, and many other publications. Perlstein has been called the "chronicler extraordinaire of American conservatism" by Politico and the "hypercaffeinated Herodotus of the American century" by The Nation. He lives in Chicago, where he is at work on a book on the 1970s and the rise of Ronald Reagan. He plays jazz piano on the side. subscribe to Rick Perlstein's feed

Posted on: Jun 26, 2014, Source: Salon

From Cliven Bundy defeating the cops to "open carry" movement's menace, the left's timidity has spawned a nightmare.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2013, Source: The Nation

Is there a way to get past their scorched-earth approach to politics?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2013, Source: The Nation

Libertarian real estate developer wants to buy 982-acre Detroit park and start an independent nation, selling citizenships at $300,000.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: Salon

Chicago isn’t seeing its teachers as greedy. They’re seeing them as a vanguard in the struggle against what might happen to the rest of the middle class next if they don’t speak up.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: Campaign for America's Future

A splendid illustration of how conservatives launder lies across our political discourse.