Perhaps instead of the next U2 album, Apple could make a copy of These Truths appear on every iPhone—not only because it offers the basic civics education that every American needs, but because it is a welcome corrective to the corrosive histories peddled by partisans.”, “In her epic new work, Jill Lepore helps us learn from whence we came.”. “Think today’s tech giants invented data mining and market manipulation? History is, for better and worse, an argument, a controversy, a noisy and even noisome wrangle over meanings and values. I will never look at Wonder Woman’s bracelets the same way again.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, “Lepore has an astonishing story and tells it extremely well. Journalism has become more prosecutorial, too. Lepore has been contributing to The New Yorker since 2005, writing about American history, law, literature, and politics. In this page-turning, eye-opening history, Jill Lepore reveals the Cold War roots of the tech-saturated present, in a thrilling tale that moves from the campaigns of Eisenhower and Kennedy to ivied think tanks, Madison Avenue ad firms, and the hamlets of Vietnam. She’s particularly skillful at showing the subtle process by which personal details migrate from life into art.” —Christian Science Monitor “Wonder Woman, everyone's favorite female superhero (bulletproof bracelets, hello! As Jill Lepore writes in her recent piece at The Washington Post, several politicians, pundits, and commentators are calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to deal with Trump and his supporters after the president leaves office. At a time when few are disposed to see history as a branch of literature, Lepore occupies a prominent place in American letters. S Among her interviews, she has appeared on Fresh Air and on the Colbert Report. They left very different traces behind. 'The tragedy of feminism in the twentieth century is the way its history seemed to be forever disappearing,' Ms. Lepore writes. Find Jill Lepore of The New Yorker's articles, email address, contact information, Twitter and more The belief that history is capable of delivering a “verdict” is of recent, As Much Analysis As Your System Can Handle, “Let History, Not Partisans, Prosecute Trump.”, Fox News’ Arizona Call Drove Fox News Crazy. There is every reason to fear that the administration will destroy the evidence of its malfeasance and incompetence, especially its abuses of human rights, its violations of the Constitution and its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Free UK p&p over £15, Jill Lepore: 'When did we hand Google, Twitter and Facebook the reins?'. Benjamin Franklin, who wrote more letters to his sister than he wrote to anyone else, was the original American self-made man; his sister spent her life caring for her children. But it became clear that this was actually without precedent – he crossed so many lines. Her many books include, These Truths: A History of the United States (2018), an international bestseller, named one of Time magazine's top ten non-fiction books of the decade. Lepore is a past president of the Society of American Historians and a former Commissioner of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. As Jill Lepore writes in her recent piece at The Washington Post, several politicians, pundits, and commentators are calling for a truth and reconciliation commission to deal with Trump and his supporters after the president leaves office. Unlike him, she was a mother of twelve. In riveting prose. OpenScholar. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. The author, a professor of history at Harvard, places Wonder Woman squarely in the story of women’s rights in America—a cycle of rights won, lost and endlessly fought for again. It is dangerous to permit criminal political elites to retain their social and financial capital undisturbed. Lepore wistfully alludes to the rhetorical magnanimity of Abraham Lincoln, who emphasized the common sorrows of North and South, in service of future healing and reconciliation. The New York Times yesterday asked the question: “If on election night, Trump tweets that he has won, before the mailed-in ballots are counted – what would be the response of Google and Twitter and Facebook?” It’s a fair question – one would hope they have a plan – but how did we get into this situation where it is up to those companies to have the plan? Author Deirdre McCloskey, professor emerita of economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, discussed capitalism…, Princeton University Professor Imani Perry talked about such topics as African-American history and racial inequality. In this page-turning, eye-opening history, Jill Lepore reveals the Cold War roots of the tech-saturated present, in a thrilling tale that moves from the campaigns of Eisenhower and Kennedy to ivied think tanks, Madison Avenue ad firms, and the hamlets of Vietnam. “Democracy dies in darkness” became The Washington Post’s motto weeks after Trump’s inauguration, but under Obama it was, effectively, the motto of Fox News. Jill Lepore is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. Lepore received a B.A. In her hands, the Wonder Woman story unpacks not only a new cultural history of feminism, but a theory of history as well.” —New York Times Book Review “Lepore specializes in excavating old flashpoints—forgotten or badly misremembered collisions between politics and cultural debates in America’s past. I say this as a fellow historian: Lepore is too confident in history as an arbiter capable of independently obtaining assent from a bitterly divided populace. The fact is that most of those new ideas are not only deeply derivative, but specifically derivative of the national security objectives of the United States during the cold war. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, her many books include the international bestseller, These Truths. And so is The Secret History, since it raises interesting questions about what motivates writers to choose the subjects of their books. Things are briefly upended by new technologies before finding a new equilibrium. David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History Harvard College Professor. Beginning in 1981 with Ronald Reagan’s presidency, members of Congress have introduced impeachment resolutions against every single president. The field of bioethics emerged out of the Nuremberg trials. Only Jill Lepore has the verve, wit, range, and insights to pull off this daring and provocative book. Besides a hefty full-color section of Wonder Woman art in the middle, there are dozens of black-and-white pictures scattered throughout the text. She is the David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History at Harvard University and a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she has contributed since 2005.She writes about American history, law, literature, and politics. That is what leaves me so frankly terrified. C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. Interweaving many lively biographies, These Truths illuminates the origins of the passions and causes, which still inspire and divide Americans in an age that needs all the truth we can find.”, —Alan Taylor, author of American Revolutions, “Lepore brings a scholar's comprehensive rigor and a poet's lyrical precision to this singular single-volume history of the United States.