Week of February 11, 2013
|The Feminine Mystique 50 Years On [NYT Video Debate]|
Discussing the anniversary of the seminal work with columnist Gail Collins.
|The Boy Scouts Shouldn't Force Every Troop to Admit Gays|
Nor should they force every troop to ban gays -- each troop should make its own decision.
|The State of the Union and the State of the "Homeland"|
Ira Chernus's MythicAmerica
Why the hit TV show is better theater than President Obama.
|Ed Koch, Pat Moynihan, and the Politics of Patriotic Indignation|
Sometimes anger is the rational response to challenges -- and can certainly pay off politically.
News at Home
|Fracking Could Release Radiation from Old Nuclear Tests|
The potentially deadly legacy of "peaceful nuclear explosions."
|Why Philanthropy Matters|
Zoltan J. Acs
It's what invigorates American-style capitalism.
|Which Other Popes Have Resigned?|
David Austin Walsh
At least three -- and possibly five -- pontiffs have resigned; the most recent was six hundred years ago.
|The Next Pope: What Happens Now?|
There are currently 118 cardinals eligible to vote for the new pope -- the Vatican predicts an election in time for Easter
|Will Washington Ever Learn from Its Past Mistakes? Not Likely.|
Why the CIA's drone base in Saudi Arabia is a very bad idea.
|Is Turkey Leaving the West?|
All signs point to yes.
Historians & History
|Picturing James Baldwin in Exile|
An interview with photographer and Baldwin confidante Sedat Pakay.
|In Memoriam: Alfred F. Young|
Gary B. Nash
He was one of the pioneers in bottom-up history.
|Confronting the Ugly Truth about America's Dirty War in Vietnam|
William J. Astore
A Vietnam memorial dedicated to civilian casualties would require fifty walls.
|Let's Put a Smile on that Face|
A trip back in cinematic history with The Man Who Laughs, on stage now in New York.
|Review of Marjorie Heins’s Priests of Our Democracy|
A sobering reminder that challenges to academic freedom can come from within the academy.
|Review of Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin Jr.'s Black Against Empire|
A new work that contextualizes the Panthers as anti-imperialists.