Week of November 19, 2012
How True is Lincoln?
Just how true are the old myths? (The answer: Not very.)
Class: The Missing Link in the Story of Election 2012
The Democrats risk losing the next election unless the narrative of the election is about class.
"No room for my Merit Badges!"
How Many Women Have Served in Congress?
Short answer: 277, nearly a third of whom are currently serving.
The March of Scandal from Pericles to Petraeus
There's nothing new about a powerful man being brought down by sex.
Turkey's Islamist Turn, Ten Years Later
Erdoğan is undoing the work of Atatürk.
Facing Another Kind of Cliff
Obama and the future of U.S. strategic doctrine.
Historians & History
Remember: Those Notorious Anti-Semitic "Protocols" are Fiction!
They continue to be an anti-Semitic canard.
Channelling the Spirit of 1800 This Post-Election Season
Can we become friends like Adams or Jefferson, or will we stay enemies like Hamilton and Burr?
|His Lincoln is a (racial) frontiersman in the spirit of John Wayne.|
You Can’t Lose with Little Kids, Dogs or Dick Nixon
Checkers at New York's Vineyard Theater.
A Little Fire and Brimstone
And a lot of Aimee Semple McPherson in this Roaring Twenties musical
Dickens's "Drood" is a Winner
A veritable carnival of nineteenth-century skits and spoofs.
Review of Marguerite Bouvard's The Invisible Wounds of War
Not easy reading, but necessary.