A ‘The Big Picture’ on the War on Coal
Posted On July 7, 2021
A ‘Big Picture’ is often the best guide to the meaning of the facts, and this article, by Tom Paine, is an excellent one.
The author, a historian, is a former reporter for The New York Times who worked at the Times’ bureau in Washington, D.C., from 1955 to 1968.
It is a book that is not just about the war on coal, but also about its broader social and political effects, including the fact that it has changed American life for decades.
The Big Picture is the second installment of a series that has been published in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
It includes articles about coal, American history, and American politics.
The first installment, The Civil War in the Making, was published in March.
The second installment, Coal, Power, and Powerlessness, appeared in September.
The third installment, American Coal, appeared on November 14.
It was published by Harvard University Press, with a foreword by John P. Mearsheimer, Jr., the U.S. secretary of defense from 2001 to 2003.
The article is written by two writers, one from The Times’ Washington bureau and the other from the New York bureau.
The Times staff interviewed the authors on the telephone, and they are joined in the discussion by other writers and former reporters.
The interview is presented here for the first time.
I hope it will be an informative and informative read.