Terry Golway

How dry are we?:

The cultural dividing lines in New York on medical marijuana aren't new

Bio: Terry Golway teaches history at Kean University, and is the author of Washington's General: Nathanael Greene and the Triumph of the American Revolution, So Others Might Live and Together We Cannot Fail: FDR and the American Presidency in Years of Crisis. He was a member of the Times editorial board and city editor of The New York Observer.

Latest Articles:

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How dry are we?

The cultural dividing lines in New York on medical marijuana aren't new

May. 2, 2014

 
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The making of the New Deal Democrats

The last part in a series about FDR, Al Smith and politics in New York

Mar. 10, 2014

 
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When a machine guy became a national champion of reform

The fourth installment in series on the roles of FDR and Al Smith in shaping modern New York politics

Mar. 7, 2014

 
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FDR and the mainstreaming of urban liberalism

The third installment in a series on Roosevelt, Smith and the making of modern New York politics. 

Mar. 6, 2014

 
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Frank, Al, and the redefinition of the New York ‘progressive’

The second in a series from 'Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics'

Mar. 5, 2014

 
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Frank and Al: A tale of two New Yorks

The first in a series of excerpts from Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics

Mar. 4, 2014

 
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Chris Christie, amateur

One lesson of Bridgegate: Machine politics isn’t for dabblers

Feb. 25, 2014

 
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Tammany Hall: A monument to all that was good in New York politics, too

When a British journalist sought to savage the then-Speaker of the House of Commons in 2009, he could think of few stronger epithets than to describe him as a “power-abusing Tammany Hall tribalist.”

Jul. 18, 2013

 
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Dolan at the conclave, and the triumph of ‘Americanism’

Today, in Europe, the relationship between church and state is much closer to the American model that it is to the Europe of Leo’s youth in the early 19th Century. Americanism, in that sense, is triumphant.

Mar. 14, 2013

 
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A shooting Ed Koch never got over

As New York bids farewell to Ed Koch, there will be more re-telling of old stories about this colorful, cantankerous, hilarious, and combative figure from a time that seems so very distant and yet was only yesterday, for some of us, anyway.

Feb. 4, 2013