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

World War II Led to a Revolution in Cartography. These Amazing Maps Are Its Legacy.
May 20, 2014

One untrained artist filled the American demand for maps that could explain a world at war.

How Gin Made British Colonialism Possible
May 16, 2014

Colonies, thank goodness, are mostly out of fashion; gin, thank a higher power still, is not.

The Battle in Ukraine Means Everything
May 11, 2014

The battle in Ukraine means everything