History

An Anti-Capitalist Woman Invented Monopoly and a Man Got All the Credit
February 05, 2015

The surprising origins of a beloved board game.

If Anti-Vaxxers Want a Revolution, They Just Might Get One
February 03, 2015

Mass illness often causes massive political change.

The New Republic's Legacy on Race
January 29, 2015

A historical reflection.

It’s Time to Debunk the Churchill Myth
January 16, 2015

His achievements came in spite of, not because of, his parti­cular character.

The Controversy Over 'Selma' Shows Why You Shouldn't Fact-Check Movies
January 08, 2015

We go to the movies to be entertained, not educated.

How The World Fell in Love with America
December 22, 2014

Is America just a "vast conspiracy to make you happy"?

The Hopeful, Anxious Mood the Day Before Charles Lindbergh's Historic Trans-Atlantic Flight
December 05, 2014

Several men had died before Lucky Lindy made it alone from New York to Paris. No one knew he would make it, either. 

The Country's Most Revealing Memorial to the Sand Creek Massacre Used to Celebrate the Killings
December 01, 2014

Standing in front of the Colorado state house is a monument to America's confused foreign policy.

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