Nicholas Lemann: What a functioning democracy would look like
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The Paranoid Style in American Politics: Revisiting Richard Hofstadter in the Time of Trump
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Fannie Barrier Williams, “Women in Politics”
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Clare Winger Harris, “The Miracle of the Lily”
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Law and disorder in Edward Dmytryk’s Warlock
Heywood Broun, “This Side of Paradise?”
Sean Wilentz: Richard Hofstadter and the “paranoid style” as an American phenomenon
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