In this week’s issue of New York Magazine, Provost and American History professor Alan Brinkley follows in the steps of department collegue Eric Foner by slamming President Bush. Brinkley’s commentary is a part of the issue’s “psychopolitical survey” in which “a team of historians, Oval Office veterans, and psychotherapists tries to figure out whether Bush is depressed or delusional—and what combination of poor parenting and personality disorders brought things to this point.”

To digress, in the same issue the magazine also offers a brief review of restaurants within three blocks’ range of Amsterdam and 113th. Whether or not the enticing dining descriptions are accurate is your call.