"He instinctively can find the shining greatness of our American culture and does a good job of highlighting it (although he also does have those rare lapses when he writes about hockey, but that is something caused by impurities in the Eastern waters or something)." Erik Keilholtz
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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Wasn't Schlesinger the very embodiment of the "court historian" -- hungering to be near the centers of power and willing to be their spokesperson, as needed? It seems to me that he's of no help to us at all when it comes to issues like executive power, because he was all for its expansion when the executive was one he favored and who favored him and he was all hyper-critical of it when the executive was one he opposed and who didn't favor him.
Doesn't Schlesinger's career represent exactly why scholarship and public service aren't a good mixture? Correct me if I'm wrong, but surely the only role he played at Camelot was as an elegant but ultimately ephemeral piece of the decor (and later its house apologist).