Robert G. Kaiser

Robert G. Kaiser is a former managing editor and senior correspondent of The Washington Post, where his career spanned over 50 years.
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How a forgotten American crisis led to democratic renewal

In “American Midnight,” Adam Hochschild revisits an era almost a century ago when dangerous forces abounded.

November 2, 2022

Farewell to Outlook, and nearly 70 years of essays, arguments and criticism

After nearly 70 years, the Post's home for ideas, essays and criticism is closing.

September 16, 2022

Printing fake news, this editor helped push America into World War I

Providence Journal editor John Revelstoke Rathom also had a fake biography, writes journalist Mark Arsenault.

May 20, 2022

The year, and the election, that set America’s path for the 21st century

The events of 2000, including the disputed election and the 9/11 hijackers' preparations, "broke" America, Andrew Rice argues.

March 18, 2022

The danger of American nostalgia for World War II

Romanticizing that war has led us to seek another just as “good,” Elizabeth Samet writes.

December 10, 2021

Faith that the truth can still defeat misinformation

“Losing touch with reality never works out well,” writes Jonathan Rauch.

July 9, 2021

Why false narratives so often trump reality

William J. Bernstein examines the pervasiveness of mass delusions.

February 26, 2021

Corruption and greed in America’s new Gilded Age

White-collar crime is rampant, but few are punished, two new books argue.

October 23, 2020

Joseph McCarthy: An American demagogue who foreshadowed Trump

Larry Tye highlights the havoc wreaked by the senator’s anti-communist campaign.

August 27, 2020

Why are there more whistleblowers than ever? Because there’s more fraud.

Two new books show that whistleblowing is a public service, but a fraught one.

September 27, 2019