David Greenberg, Asst. Professor Rutgers University




a Nixon's Shadow
  Presidential Doodles
  Calvin Coolidge

Peter Matson, Sterling Lord Literistic



  The American Presidency
  Media and Government
  Journalism, Democracy, and the Public Sphere
  The Holocaust in American Culture
  Cold War Culture
  Seminar in Recent U.S. History
  History of the News Media
  Seminar in Recent U.S. History.





Talks and Appearances by David Greenberg

May 30, 2008
“Media and Conservative Politics in Postwar America : A Response,” Policy History Conference , St. Louis University , St. Louis , MO.

May 28, 2008
“Red vs. Blue—or Purple: Is America Really Polarized?,” at the symposium, “ The Hyperpartisan Era in Washington: Can Federal Bipartisanship Be Revived?” The New School, New York , NY.

April 17, 2008
“Paths out of Dixie: A Response,” comment at the 20 th Century Politics and Society Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY.

April 12, 2008
“George W. Bush and the War on Expertise,” for the conference “The Presidency of George W. Bush in Historical Perspective,” Princeton University , Princeton , NJ.

April 10, 2008
“The Spinning of the President, 2008,” keynote address at the conference “Freedom of the Press,” St. Peter’s College, Jersey City , NJ.

April 3, 2008
“Learning from Presidential Debates,” for the conference “The 2008 Road to the White House,” Hofstra University , Hempstead , NY.

March 28, 2008
“History on the Internet,” talk at the conference “Comparing, Editing, Translating: Periodicals and Interdisciplinarity Today,” Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Annual Conference , Columbia University, New York, NY.

February 13, 2008
Calvin Coolidge’s Legacy,” National Archives, Washington DC.

January 6, 2008
History in 1200 Words: Dumbing Down vs. Smarting Up,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.

January 4, 2008
Redefining Liberalism in the 1980s,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC.


December 4, 2007
The Presidency of Richard Nixon,” John F. Kennedy Library, Boston , MA.

November 17, 2007
“On War Reporting,” at the symposium, “No News Is Bad News: The Role of the Press in Our Democracy,” Boston College , Newton , MA.

August 9, 2007
“Myths, Lies, and Omissions in Journalism History,” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington DC.

August 4, 2007
Calvin Coolidge and New England Republicanism,” Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth , VT.

June 26, 2007
Nixon and Kissinger in American Popular Culture,” National Constitution Center , Philadelphia , PA.

June 23, 2007
Franklin Roosevelt as Artist and Political Artist,” invited talk at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park , NY.

May 22, 2007
“War and the Expansion of Presidential Power: The Case of Public Persuasion,” for the conference on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Privacy and Security, Rutgers University.

April 5, 2007
Alger Hiss and Richard Nixon,” invited paper at the conference Alger Hiss and History, New York University, New York, NY.

March 22, 2007
“The American People and the American Presidency,” invited talk at University of Seville , Spain.

February 21, 2007
“Challenges to the Presidency: Calvin Coolidge,” New York Historical Society, New York , NY.

February 19, 2007
“Calvin Coolidge and the American Presidency,” Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library, Yorba Linda , CA.


November 30, 2006
The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU Radio, Washington.

November 15, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA .

November 14, 2006
The Situation Room,” CNN.

November 11, 2006
Whad’ya Know,” Wisconsin Public Radio .

November 5, 2006
CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood,” CBS TV.

November 1, 2006
Conversations with Kathleen Dunn,” NPR/Wisconsin Public Radio.

October 21 , 2006
Judging the Judges: What makes a Justice a good Justice?” Boston College forum “Liberty, Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court,” Newton, MA.

October 19, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. Border’s Books. New York, NY.

October 16 , 2006
A Man of Many Masks: The Search for the Real Richard Nixon,” Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

October 11, 2006
On Presidential Doodles. Olsson’s Books, Washington, DC.

September 26 , 2006 “Nixon’s Nixon: Nixon in American Culture.” Talk and discussion of the play “Nixon’s Nixon,” Lucille Lortel Theater, New York, NY.

September 21 , 2006
Presidential Doodles: Oval Office Artists,” Interview on “All Things Considered,” NPR.

June 3, 2006
“Did Phyllis Schlafly Represent American Women?” Policy History Conference. Charlottesville, VA.

June 2, 2006
Chair and Comment, “The Roots of Modern Conservative Politics,” Policy History Conference. Charlottesville, VA.

April 20, 2006
"The Conservative Invention of the Liberal Media." Organization of American Historians. Washington, DC.

March 18, 2006
"The Roots of 'The Liberal Media' in Civil Rights Coverage." Joint Meeting of the AJHA and the AEJMC History Division. Fordham University.

February 13, 2006
"Conversations with Kathleen Dunn," Wisconsin Public Radio.

January 11 & 12, 2006
"Simply Put." WBBR-AM/Bloomberg Radio.

Cold Fusion: History Suggests an Obama-Clinton Ticket Could Work,” Slate, May 22, 2008 .

Tribe of Scribes.” Review of White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters , by Robert Schlesinger, Washington Post , May 18, 2008 .

The Age of Reagan.” Review of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008, by Sean Wilentz, Los Angeles Times , May 18, 2008 .

Double Negative: The Return of Doughface Liberalism,” The New Republic, April 9, 2008 .

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Unplugged.” Review of Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America , by Allen C. Guelzo, Slate, April 7, 2008 .

The Long Goodbye: It’s Too Early to Talk About Hillary’s Withdrawal,” Slate, March 5, 2008 .

Zealots of Our Time.” Review of They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons, by Jacob Heilbrunn, American Prospect, March, 2008.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Lend Me Your Speeches,” New York Times, February 24, 2008 .

Memo to Obama Fans: The Clinton Presidency Was Not a Failure,” Slate, February 12, 2008 .

R, North Carolina.” Review of Righteous Warrior: Jesse Helms and the Rise of Modern Conservatism, by William A. Link, New York Times Book Review, February 10, 2008 .

Why Obamamania? Because He Runs as the Great White Hope,” Washington Post , January 13, 2008 .