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Sam B. Girgus

Sam B. Girgus is a retired professor of English and American Studies who has taught at the Universities of New Mexico, Alabama, and Oregon and Vanderbilt University. His most recent book is Generations of Jewish Directors and the Struggle for America’s Soul.

Articles by Sam B. Girgus

March 29, 2024 3:37 am

How the American Jeremiad Can Restore the American Soul

One of the country’s greatest rhetorical traditions still has the power to remind us of our founding principles.
Sam B. Girgus
January 13, 2023 5:30 am

How American Jews Helped Shape the American Idea

Since the earliest days of the country, the “New Covenant” of Jewish Americans has promoted a national vision of moral…
Sam B. Girgus