Amity Shlaes concludes in her new book that grand governmental schemes to broadly reorder society are doomed to fail.
Historian Amity Shlaes talks about the last time a president massively expanded the federal government to help people.
Amity Shlaes's new history of the late 1960s explains the failure of the last time the federal government tried to fix all that was wrong with America.
"There has to be a war on poverty," says Michael Bloomberg. Does he know how the last one turned out?
The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding Today's America: Q&A with Filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Their 18-hour miniseries looks at one of the most divisive, painful, and poorly understood episodes in American history.
Talking about racism won't end these problems