History

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.

Scientists Discover Air Pollution in Peru From Almost 500 Years Ago
February 09, 2015

Humans have been poisoning the atmosphere since well before the Industrial Revolution.

The Puritans Were America's First Anti-Vaxxers
February 06, 2015

The original anti-vaccine movement began 300 years ago.

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