Arthur Schlesinger Jr.


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Noun1.Arthur Schlesinger Jr. - United States historian and advisor to President Kennedy (born in 1917)
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"If people do not know who they are, they are no longer sure what sex they are," Arthur Schlesinger Jr. wrote in a 1958 Esquire piece titled, "The Crisis of American Masculinity." Today that notion is hardly true (and perhaps never was); if you know who you are, you may not always be entirely sure what sex you are.
Recorded and written down by historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (for Jackie Kennedy) and journalist Michelle Gillette (for Lady Bird), two tomes reveal the relationships Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson had with each other and with their respective husbands.
In 1967, the historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., who worked in the Kennedy administration, wrote, "In retrospect, Vietnam is a triumph of the politics of inadvertence.
Cherniss rightfully places Berlin in a wider world of postwar liberals-including some American thinkers like Reinhold Niebuhr and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. What these thinkers shared was a belief in character and disposition.
Arthur Schlesinger Jr.'s parents fell in love, married, and produced an egghead.
So, just 24 months after the assassination, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the Kennedys' kept historian, published a thousand-page history of the thousand-day presidency without mentioning the assassin.
One of the essays in this volume is on Arthur Schlesinger Jr.: "The Vital Center Did Not Hold." While wishing no ill to a man who appears to have had a "pleasant career," Lukacs nevertheless sums up Schlesinger's life's work--and thus probably three-quarters of the work of his generation--by noting "the rapid decline of the appeal of liberalism, and the attraction and the force of a populist nationalism--the cult of the people and of the military power of the nation, the meaning of which Schlesinger cannot comprehend or perhaps even discern."
Chosen as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of the 20th century by the Modern Library in 1999, much to the annoyance of Williams' ideological rival Arthur Schlesinger Jr., The Contours of American History argued that the key theme of American history, with roots reaching back to before England's Glorious revolution, is the ways in which the prime contradictions of US liberal capitalist society--the tension between community and private property, society and individualism, virtue and self-interest--were worked out through constant imperial territorial and economic expansion accompanied by an exaltation of property and the individual at the expense of the social commonweal.
The first version of the Web site to hit the Internet, in 2004, featured commentary by an unlikely pair, comedian Larry David and the late Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., both friends of the site's linchpin, left-leaning socialite Arianna Huffington.
See Arthur Schlesinger Jr., The Ages of Jackson, N.Y.
He says as much on the first page of The Icarus Syndrome, telling the story of a 2006 lunch with Arthur Schlesinger Jr., during which the grand old man of liberal foreign policy asked Beinart "Why did your generation support this war?" Beinart, who had used his perch at The New Republic to accuse critics of a war with Iraq of "abject pacifism," stammered to provide an answer at the lunch, and Schlesinger died not long after.