"The President, Our Father"

New York Review of Books, April 5, 2018.

"An Icy Conquest"

New York Review of Books, November 9, 2017.

"James Madison's Zigzag Path"

New York Times, November 1, 2017.

"Slaves in the White House"

New York Review of Books, May 11, 2017.

"Eleanor: In War and Love"

New York Review of Books December 8, 2016.

"The Revolution: Treason and Rescue"

New York Review of Books August 18, 2016.

"Angry, Icy, Enlightened Adams"

New York Review of Books June 5, 2014


"The TR Show"

New York Review of Books February 20, 2014


"The Other Franklin"

New York Review of Books October 10, 2013


"The Debate Behind U.S. Intervention in World War II"

Atlantic Monthly July 8, 2013


"When America Was Transformed"

New York Review of Books March 25, 2010


"Albert Camus and the Dubious Politics of Mercy," in Ideas Matter: Essays in Honour of Conor Cruise O'Brien, ed. Richard English (Dublin: Poolbeg, 1998), pp. 345-356.


"Conflict or Consensus? Lessons from the Sister Revolutions", Partisan Review, April 1998


"Revolutionary Men of Letters and the Pursuit of Radical Change: The Views of Burke, Tocqueville, Adams, Madison, and Jefferson," The William & Mary Quarterly, 3rd Series, LIII, 4, October 1996, 729-754


"Representing Joan of Arc," History and Theory, Review Essay, 35, 3, October 1996, 384-390.


"The Lion, the Fox, and the President: What Advice Might Niccollo Machiavelli Give Bill Clinton?," co-authored with James MacGregor Burns, Harvard Magazine, January-February 1995.


"French Anti-Semitism and the Cult of the Soil," Partisan Review, LXI, 4, Fall 1994, 592-599.


"What is a Good Society?" Partisan Review, LX, 1, Winter 1993.


"Is the French Revolution Over?" Partisan Review, LIX, 3, Summer 1992.


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