Thomas Doherty

Thomas Doherty

Thomas Doherty is a professor of American Studies at Brandeis University. His most recent book is Little Lindy Is Kidnapped: How the Media Covered the Crime of the Century (Columbia University Press).

The Wobblies’ Return

The Wobblies’ Return

A lovingly restored 1979 film excavates the lost history of American radicalism.

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
9 min read
Art and Culture
Book Burning at Midnight, May 10th, 1933

Book Burning at Midnight, May 10th, 1933

At the stroke of midnight on May 10th, 1933, the National Socialist German Students Union ignited a bonfire that—in the American imagination, at least—would never entirely flicker out. Illuminated by floodlights and flames, broadcast live on German radio, filmed by the newsreels, and rewound in archival documentaries ever

Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty
6 min read
Free Speech