Michael Kimmage is professor of history at the Catholic University of America, specializing in the history of the United States, Europe, and Russia.
He is author of The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy (2020), In History’s Grip: Philip Roth’s Newark Trilogy (2012), and The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism (2009).
Articles and Events
A new Smithsonian exhibition chronicles America’s turning point when the lines between republic and empire blurred.
In The Twilight Struggle, Hal Brands illuminates the vices and virtues of American statecraft during the Cold War.
On the thirtieth anniversary of the demise of the Soviet Union, Vladislav Zubok’s Collapse offers a timely, sharp new lens with which to view events then—and now.
Louis Menand’s new book The Free World is more Paris than Prague, more Rauschenberg than religion.
His rise—and an episode of “mindless cannibalism”—presaged today’s divisive politics.