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Why the country's conservative drift, on a wide range of issues, has accelerated.
From the work of a recent US Poet Laureate to a satire by a Steppenwolf Theatre-affiliated playwright to a Chinese folk-tale-turned opera, the 2011 Pulitzer Prizes for the arts represent a lively and wide-ranging mélange.
Alan Brinkley looks beyond the stereotypes to create a more nuanced portrait of magazine publisher Henry Luce.
A lesson from Great Depression, historians say, is that Roosevelt didn't spend enough to jolt economy into recovery.