Week of March 12, 2012
Editor's Desk: Ireland's Abortionist Saint (and Other Saint Patrick's Day Musings)
It's Been Fifty Years Since We "Discovered" Poverty -- Has Anything Really Changed?
Damn Yankees Musical about 1950s Hits Home Run
The Moral Crusade Against Contraception Won't Work
John W. Johnson
Questions People are Googling
- Who are the Afghans?
- When Did the Killing of Civilians in War Become Illegal?
- Why Do Historians Write About Race, Class & Gender?
News at Home
The Georgia Senate Tries to Whitewash the Founding Fathers
James C. Cobb
What the War over Contraception is Really About: Control over Women's Bodies
Does Barack Obama Have True Political Wisdom? (Yes, He Does.)
Walter G. Moss
Obama Breaks New Ground When It Comes to War With Iran
The Arab World As It Was Seen Fifty Years Ago
Historians & History
Corroborating MLK's Quote on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism
Comparing the British Giants: Niall Ferguson and Tony Judt
Postcard from Potsdam: Frederick the Great Gets the Full Museum Treatment
How to Write a Good Memoir (It Helps If You Were Once Targeted by the Unabomber)
Lawrence S. Wittner
The Solution for Rising Textbook Costs? Free Peer-Reviewed Textbooks.
David J. Trowbridge
I Love Downton Abbey, Because the Granthams are (Essentially) My Ancestors
Review of Dave Zirin's Bad Sports: How Owners are Ruining the Games We Love
Review of Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman