Rutgers University Professor David Greenberg discusses how historians' views of Richard Nixon changed during the presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
David Greenberg is a historian, teacher, and writer on political and cultural affairs. He is assistant professor of journalism and media studies and history at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
His first book, Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image (W.W. Norton, 2003) won the Washington Monthly Annual Political Book Award, the American Journalism History Award, and Columbia University's Bancroft Dissertation Award. He is currently at work on a biography of Calvin Coolidge for the American Presidents Series.
Prof. Greenberg has written for numerous scholarly and popular publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker,Foreign Affairs, the Journal of American History, Reviews in American History, and Daedalus. He is a regular contributor to the online magazine Slate, where he writes the "History Lesson" column and other occasional reviews and essays.
Prof. Greenberg holds a BA in history from Yale University (Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, 1990) and a PhD in History from Columbia University (2001).