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What if Churchill Had Been Prime Minister in 1919?

by Andrew Roberts

More than most, he understood the grave challenges facing the West at the end of World War I.


How Reconstruction Still Shapes American Racism

by Henry Lewis Gates, Jr.

Regardless of its brevity, Reconstruction remains one of the most pivotal eras in the history of race relations in American history —­ and probably the most misunderstood.



The Electoral College Was Not a Pro-Slavery Ploy

Mr. Wilentz is the author, most recently, of “No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding.”



Are the Humanities History?

by Michael Massing

In the brave new world that is emerging, the humanities will have a critical part to play—provided that they themselves can adapt to it.



The Story We've Been Told About America's National Parks Is Incomplete

by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

The national park system has long been lauded as “America’s greatest idea,” but only relatively recently has it begun to be more deeply questioned.



Want to unify the country? A community organizer and a Klan leader showed us how.

by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

In the midst of the identity crisis we face as a nation, the organizing tradition that Ann Atwater embodied is the strong medicine we need.



Waking Up to History

by Margaret Renkl

At new museums, the past is finally becoming more than the story of men and wars.



Can Bernie Sanders Exemplify the American Dream?

by Walter G,. Moss

How can a socialist provide a unifying vision, one that will unite U. S. citizens?



The truth about the "campus free speech" crusade and its myths that won't die

by Jim Sleeper

While critics of college "snowflakes" prop up a fake crisis, even "good liberals" misunderstand student outbursts.

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