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A comment on the origins and influence of Lenin’s Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism

Richard Drake holds the Lucile Speer Research Chair in Politics and History at the University of Montana. His recent publications include The Education of an Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansion (University of Wisconsin Press, 2013) and Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism (Cornell University Press, 2018). The second edition […]

David Lloyd George, Vittorio Orlando, Georges Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference

Robert Zaller’s Jeffer Studies Review of Charles Austin Beard

Charles A. Beard was an historian; Robinson Jeffers a poet. They never met or corresponded, and only once referred to each other in print. Yet their paths crossed fatefully in their opposition to World War II, and, although no one has hitherto sought to systematically compare them, their names remain coupled by this to the […]


Paul Buhle’s Review of Charles Austin Beard: The Return of the Master Historian of American Imperialism in the Progressive

Paul Buhle wrote an excellent review article which appeared on the Progressive Magazine’s website on February 20, 2019. The piece titled “Charles Beard: Bob La Follette’s Friend” is republished here with permission. Charles Beard: Bob La Follette’s Friend A new book corrects the record on the anti-imperialist historian—a close ally of “The Progressive’s” founder—whose work was […]

Charles Beard, an anti-imperialist, stood in stark comparison with his hawkish liberal contemporaries.

The Greatest Speech in the History of the United States Senate and Its Meaning for Today

(Note: The following article first appeared on The Daily Call, February 23, 2016.) By Richard Drake Special to the Daily Call On 4 April 1917, Senator Robert La Follette of Wisconsin rose in the Senate to speak in opposition to Woodrow Wilson’s call for war against Germany, a message delivered by the President to a joint […]