Civil War

Southerners Shouldn't Take Attacks on the Confederacy Personally
April 07, 2015

And they should embrace the idea of celebrating the country's reunion.

Make the Confederacy's Defeat a National Holiday
April 05, 2015

150 years ago this week, the Confederacy surrendered to the Union. Let's celebrate it—every year.

Abraham Lincoln Was Not A Man of the People
November 11, 2014

Reevaluating the legacy of our 16th president

How to Save Iraq

This is the best, or the least bad, solution to the current crisis.

Saddam Hussein's Faithful Friend, the King of Clubs, Might Be the Key to Saving Iraq
June 24, 2014

Assuming, that is, the mysterious Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri is even still alive.

Obama Is Wrong. Iraq's Problems Are Ours, Too.
June 13, 2014

America can't exempt itself from responsibility on whatever timetable it pleases.

The Emancipationist Century
May 09, 2014

David Brion Davis's book on American slavery and American freedom was 50 years in the making—and worth the wait.

The True Story of America's First Black Female Slave Novelist
February 10, 2014

The once-unidentified writer of The Bondwoman's Narrative, and a stunning story that goes from North Carolina to revolutionary Nicaragua to the free North.

From the Stacks: The Poetry of Frank O'Hara
July 25, 2013

Frank O'Hara died 47 years ago today. In his honor, we present two of his poems, as they appeared in The New Republic.