History

The Untold Inner Life of the First Politician to Embrace his Jewishness
July 30, 2015

A new book stitches together the public and private lives of France's first Jewish Prime Minister.

The Long March Toward Medicare
July 30, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid became law 50 years ago today. It took nearly as long make it so.

The Vanishing Terrain of Gay America
June 23, 2015

A writer returns to the city where he was raised—and exiled—to find what was lost when gay life entered the mainstream.

Wising Up to the Wise Men of American Foreign Policy
May 29, 2015

George Kennan was not such a Wise Man after all, a new book argues. 

Ukraine Makes Amnesia the Law of the Land
May 21, 2015

New laws in Ukraine make it illegal to bring up its ugly past.

A Liberator, But Never Free
May 17, 2015

Letters fom an Army doctor who helped free the Dachau concentration camp in 1945 have resurfaced, raising questions about the G.I.’s we know only as heroes.

What Does England Want?
May 03, 2015

Not since the 1600s has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.

Language Police
March 14, 2015

The NYPD can’t delete brutality from its history. 

President Obama's Plan to Become the Next Ronald Reagan
February 23, 2015

The White House is pitching the idea to political reporters.

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