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Robert S. McElvaine

Author, historian, feminist, and progressive activist

About Robert S. McElvaine

Robert S. McElvaine is Elizabeth Chisholm Professor of Arts & Letters Emeritus at Millsaps College. He is the author of eleven books, including The Great Depression; Eve’s Seed: Biology, the Sexes, and the Course of History; and, most recently, The Times They Were a-Changin’ –1964: The Year the Sixties Arrived and the Battle Lines of Today Were Drawn. He is a winner of the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence.

His articles and opinion pieces appear frequently in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, The Nation, Salon, and many others. He has been a guest on programs on NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, NPR, Fox News, Vox, BBC, and others and has lectured across the United States and around the world.

He is currently completing a book with the working title “Diving Beneath the Wreck – and Resurfacing: On the Origins and Consequences of Sexual Inequality.”

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A Most Useful New Word for Our Times
The word "idionut" as the 2023 Word of the Year? The term for willfully ignorant and insane individuals or members of extremist cults should enter everyones lexicon.
November 30, 2023
Be Neither “Woke” Nor Asleep. Be Awake
Supporters of democracy have an opportunity to reject both extremes
November 2, 2023
“Once Awake, They Found the Strength of their Majority”
"During these trying times in which one of our major political parties has abandoned the basic principles on which the United States was founded and seceded from the world of fact, on an almost daily basis Heather Cox Richardson brings hope and truth to vast numbers of us," writes Robert McElvaine.
October 19, 2023
Hamas Is Pure Evil. There Is No "But..."
"(Hamas) has no interest in a two-state solution and peaceful coexistence. The only sort of peace they seek is a Carthaginian peace—one of the utter annihilation and slaughter of an entire people," write Robert McElvaine.
October 12, 2023
Today’s Democrats Are Lincoln Republicans
Republicans have long announced (defended) themselves as the "The Party of Lincoln." Prof. Robert McElvaine argues that The Party of Lincoln and today's GOP are centuries apart.
October 5, 2023
It’s Not Blue vs Red; It’s Blue vs Gray
Forget the red vs. blue divide! Robert McElvaine suggests a change in political party colors: grey for Republicans and blue for Democrats. Let's mix things up and add some historical accuracy!
September 27, 2023