History

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

Reevaluating the legacy of our 16th president

The Story of How The New Republic Invented Modern Liberalism
November 09, 2014

In honor of our 100th anniversary, the history of our founding.

A Single Sound Brought Together Berlin After the Wall Fell
November 07, 2014

Worming its way into the ruins of a disjointed metropolis, techno capitalized on the general atmosphere of good-natured chaos that prevailed in the afterglow of reunification

Jewish History is Not Just About the Holocaust. Finally, a Museum Gets That.
"The last thing Poland needs is a Holocaust museum. … The whole country is a Holocaust museum.”
October 28, 2014

Finally, a museum gets that.

Let's Bring Back Mourning Clothes
October 26, 2014

It would give the world an outward sign of our inner grief.

A Soldier Explains What It Was Like In the World War I Trenches
October 22, 2014

"The trenches only came up to your knees, and no protection at all; and then there was no food."

Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman Once Spent an Afternoon Together. Here's What Happened.
October 17, 2014

“I come as a poet to call upon a poet,” Wilde said, when Whitman opened his door. 

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