October 2005

Volume 56
Issue 5


What’s going to happen when the most prosperous, best-educated generation in history finally grows up? (And just how special are the baby boomers?)

Is the great Orson Welles possibly not all that great? Is there something coarse and generic about one of our most beloved war memorials? Which of our Founding Fathers deserves better of us? Which of our painters? For the eighth year in a row historians and journalists assess the ever-shifting reputations of people and events, and once again affirm that history is never history—that it is the most volatile, passionate, and living of pursuits.

October 2005


History Now

In the News

Letter From the Editors

My Brush With History

Readers’ Album

The Business of America

Time Machine