Kevin Mattson is the Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University. His most recent book, What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?, is just out in paperback.
Reactions to Kevin Mattson's call for the left to abandon populism.Kevin MattsonSep 14, 2010
"The people" are no more virtuous or incorruptible than elites.Kevin MattsonJul 29, 2010
Intellectuals don't always guide movements; often, movements guide intellectuals.Kevin MattsonSep 23, 2009
Thirty years after Carter's "malaise speech," the language of humility and civic obligation resonates more powerfully than ever.Kevin MattsonMar 23, 2009
William F. Buckley's contradictions -- a feisty rebelliousness alongside classic, conservative principles like civility and hierarchy -- are what made his conservatism so profoundly American and so profoundly effective.Kevin MattsonMar 06, 2008