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August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
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There Shouldn’t Be any Statues Honoring Robert E. Lee Anywhere
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
To remove Confederate memorials is not to white-wash history, far from it. It’s to finally remove the stain which concealed for too many Americans the reasons for why that hideous war was fought.
What Does it Mean to Carry the Swastika Flag?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Those who marched under the Nazi banner and those who opposed them are not equal.
Dr. Strangelove Is Horrifyingly Relevant Again
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The movie reminds audiences that in the nuclear age humanity is in jeopardy when bellicose leaders promote confrontation.
No, Mr. President. This Is Not an Issue with “Many Sides”
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Once again Donald Trump caters to the white racists who helped elect him.
Donald Trump Has Put the U.S. into a Precarious Position
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
His fire and fury language is egging North Korean leader Kim Jong Un toward the abyss, in service of a goal that cannot be achieved by force, creating a situation which may not be exited except through force.
If We Go to War in Korea Trump's Poll Numbers Almost Certainly Would Go Up
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
How scary is that!
Forget Those Comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
This time, the top military figures in the administration may be forced to try to short-circuit an impulsive over-reaction by their commander-in-chief rather than the other way around.
How Accurate Is “Dunkirk”?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The motion picture is an excellent opening chapter to the Second World War.
Think “Dunkirk” Is Epic? Check Out the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin’s Treptower Park.
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
It just might be the most impressive and important war memorial Americans never have heard of.
The Deep South and the Rest of Us
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The Deep South has changed but segregation and discrimination remain throughout the nation.
The Good News We Can’t See that’s Staring Us Smack in the Face
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
War is declining.
What Jared Kushner Could Learn from a Man He’s Probably Never Heard of
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The man is Andrew Jackson’s nephew. Like Kushner, he served as a presidential advisor.
Why We Really Should Be Concerned About HBO’s New Series “Confederate”
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
What Herbert Marcuse would make of the show.
The Historian as Activist: Josh Marshall, Founder of TalkingPointsMemo.com
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
How he turned a passion for history into a full-time job as a crusading journalist.
Why Was the Quebec Flag Flown at the Statehouse in Connecticut?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
It’s no riddle. The French in Canada migrated in huge numbers to New England and now Canada’s an economic powerhouse.
Review of Jeffrey Moran's "The Scopes Trial: A Brief History with Documents"
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM

Has America really changed that much since the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial?

The Vietnam War that Never Goes Away
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
A review of the hit revival, Miss Saigon." It holds up well.
What Does Lincoln Have in Common with Comic Book Heroes?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
He had an enemy with whom he shared a common background.
Playing Nuclear “Chicken” With Our Lives
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
What kind of civilization have we developed when two mentally unstable national leaders threaten one another―and the world―with nuclear war?
Trump Threatens North Korea with "Fire and Fury": What Historians Are Saying on Social Media
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Niall Ferguson, Simon Schama, Glenda Gilmore, Jonathan Dresner, Heather Cox Richardson, Max Boot, Tom Nichols, Kevin Kruse, and more.
Can We Count on the GOP to End the Trump Presidency?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
There are already signs they are fed up.
Roundup Top 10!
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.
Both Republicans and Democrats Used to Believe in Compromise
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
It’s time we remember why.
Trump’s Failing Use of the Bully Pulpit
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Since TR presidents have been using emotional stories to persuade the public to support their policies. Trump? Not so much.
The Food for Peace Program: Ike Started It. Trump Wants to End It.
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Feeding the hungry is essential to winning the peace. Eisenhower knew this. Trump and the Congress should too.
What I’m Reading: An Interview with Eric Foner
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
His two favorite teachers: James Shenton and Richard Hofstadter.
My Lynching Photo Problem, and Ours
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The first textbook in the USA to feature a photo of a lynching was mine in 1974. But there was a problem. 
Guilty of the Crime of Criticizing the Government
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
It happened to this woman, Rose Pastor Stokes, during World War 1. It’s vital we remember her story today.
Review of Joel Whitney's "Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers"
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
For most readers, the indignation will probably flow mainly from the CIA's truly despicable activities, not from its curious obsession with the editorial machinations of the literary elite.
Who Would Think to Pair Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell?
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
The curators at the Norman Rockwell Museum, in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in a new, fascinating, exhibit.
What People Are Talking About
August 17th, 2017, 01:37 AM
Links to important discussions about topics in the news this week.