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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • The Jews and the importance of history

    by Michael Gerson

    "History matters, or at least it should. Detached from its story, Israel is a quarrelsome, flawed democracy on the edge of the Mediterranean. But Israel is its story."

  • A Rejoinder to Critics of the New AP Course in History

    by Fred Anderson

    "Dr. Peter Wood’s tortured reading of the Framework and his blanket denunciation of academic historians suggests that he, too, might pause to reflect on the values of rigor, impartiality, thoroughness, and intellectual honesty that were, in the end, all we hoped to foster."

  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

  • In wartime, the vulnerable suffer the most

    by Katsuto Uchihashi

    "Once war breaks out, you will certainly become a victim or an assailant, and damage will end up being concentrated on the people who are most vulnerable."

  • America’s Continuing Border Crisis

    by Aviva Chomsky

    Immigrant rights organizations should be criticizing both parties for their policies in Central America (including President Obama’s free trade agenda), their economic and immigration policies (that criminalize workers), and the ways they are pitting immigrant youth against poor Americans in a struggle for scarce resources.

  • Century of Disaster

    by Eduardo Galeano

    Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- from Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

  • The "Historians" Confront Israel

    by Robert "KC" Johnson

    Historians have signed a petition blasting Israel.  The scholars’ letter went out of its way to affirm that the signatories were speaking as historians, not simply as citizens. This is infuriating.

  • The Greatest Steals of the Century (Infographic)

    This infographic shows how some of the most confounding and high profile items ever to be stolen include a world famous Renaissance painting, millions of diamonds, a huge archaeological artefact of colossal proportions, a famous war General’s lock of hair and the blood of a Pope.

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