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Michael Kazin on Alfred Kazin

The following is a guest post by Michael Kazin, professor of history at Georgetown University, co-editor of Dissent, and author of several books including his most recent: American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation. This paper was one of four presented at a panel “Alfred Kazin: Critic and Writer (1915-1998)” at the Sixth Annual meeting of the S-USIH. Next year is the centenary of Kazin’s birth and the panel was organized to call attention to various aspects of his legacy. Also see Richard King’s paper, On Native Grounds as Intellectual History. Thanks to everyone who’s taking part in this Read more