Examining the crisis in America’s democracy
Miller Center scholar Sidney Milkis is featured on PBS NewsHour on the dangers of political polarization
The strongman cometh
Senior Fellow Eric Edelman explains why Erdoğan has a problem with Finland and Sweden joining NATO
Alito's circuitous route to the Supreme Court
What if Harriet Miers had taken Sandra Day O’Connor’s swing seat in 2006 instead of Samuel Alito?
Using frozen Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine
Philip Zelikow suggests a legal approach to compensate—and save—Ukraine
Hot off the presses: Illumination
The latest edition of Illumination, the Miller Center's biannual magazine, is now available
Russia's invasion of Ukraine
University of Virginia experts assess Russia's assault on European stability in this new rolling blog
The new 'Top Gun' is a perfect metaphor for how Hollywood bends to China
Aynne Kokas explains how the global entertainment industry is bending over backward to satisfy Beijing, no matter the cost to democratic values around the world
Shield of the Republic Podcast
Senior Fellow Eric Edelman discusses the impact of Putin’s war on Ukraine on European politics
'Illumination': The Miller Center magazine
'I did not get off the car'
In 1854—100 years before Rosa Parks—a Black woman challenged segregated public transportation. Future president Chester Arthur helped her win her case
What happened to the vital center?
Exploring "populist revolt" in the new book by the Miller Center's Sidney Milkis and Nicholas Jacobs of Colby College
The relevance of LBJ
Miller Center scholars helped shape a groundbreaking CNN documentary on the 36th president
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
Rebuilding a crumbling nation
Experts offer a range of recommendations for rebuilding America's infrastructure
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history
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