In our Fall 1947 issue, Reinhold Niebuhr published “America’s Precarious Eminence,” which was the first of three contributions to our magazine by the renowned theologian. The essay is concerned with themes of American exceptionalism, power, a [...]
When anyone mentions the 1980s, it depends on what ’80s they are talking about. It wasn’t all Day-Glo colors and jean miniskirts (sadly); nor was it hair metal, parachute pants, and white-collared dress shirts. Do you mean the ’80s when rap was growing up and we used mixtapes like currency? Or when I would wear Chuck Taylors and rolled-up Levis and get yelled at for dressing differently?