History

How the French Revolution Gave Us the Cult of Genius
October 19, 2013

How the idea of genius became the basis for political power

Inside Lee Harvey Oswald's Lost Soviet Days
October 14, 2013

Although Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 is one of the most infamous events in American history, Oswald’s brief defection to the Soviet Union remains a relatively understudied chapter in the assassin’s life.

American History in Panorama
October 06, 2013

With the advance of cameras that spanned 150 degrees and over, America got a whole new way to depict itself.

10 Video Games That Made History for Their Amazing Graphics
September 23, 2013

With the release of Grand Theft Auto V last week, we’ve yet another opportunity to marvel at how far video games have come since the prehistoric days of the late 1970s.

Americans Were War-Weary Long Before Iraq
September 16, 2013

"America may have lost its stomach for military intervention," Charles Blow wrote recently in the New York Times.

OK, We're Hypocrites! It's Irrelevant to the Syria Debate.
August 26, 2013

Foreign Policy's website has an excellent report on the C.I.A.'s disgraceful backing of Saddam Hussein during the time that he used chemical weapons against Iran. In 1988, as Shane Harris and Matthew M.

The Forgotten March on Washington
It never happened—but still had more impact than today's reenactment
August 24, 2013

From the outset, recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington has been a matter of ratios: congratulation to critique, historical reflection to contemporary concerns.

The White Man Whose 'March on Washington' Speech You Should Remember Too
August 21, 2013

The 1963 March on Washington featured just one prominent white speaker.

What Wendy Davis Looked Like 20 Years Ago
The famous filibusterer as a Harvard Law Grad in 1993
and
August 16, 2013

The famous filibusterer as a Harvard Law Grad in 1993.

Daniel Ellsberg, the Original Big Leaker
Why a decades-old act of defiance still hasn't been surpassed
June 26, 2013

Daniel Ellsberg was a spiritual godfather to Snowden and Manning. But he was so, so different.

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