History

Why Woodrow Wilson Was Right to Bet on World War I
July 06, 2014

Germany would almost certainly have won without his intervention.

Henry Fairlie on What Europeans Thought of Our Revolution
July 04, 2014

It really was a shot heard round the world.

The Dangerous Lies We Tell About America's Founding
July 03, 2014

No, the American Revolution didn't begin with the "shot heard round the world." The facts matter.

Historians Fought About World War I the Moment It Began. They're Still Fighting.
July 03, 2014

From almost the opening shot, the Great War has been fought over by historians wishing to interpret and understand what happened and why. Their conflict is not over yet.

Louis XVI Wasn't Killed by Ideas
June 27, 2014

This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history

The History of Pain Is Racist, Sexist, and Classist
June 20, 2014

Speculation about the degree to which human beings and animals experienced pain has a long history.

This Is the Team That Actually Invented Total Football
June 11, 2014

They did it in stadium known as Wankdorf (some things a nine-year-old doesn't forget). 

This 19th Century Map Could Have Transformed the West
June 08, 2014

Today's drought-riven west would look very different if Congress had listened to John Wesley Powell

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