What parts of the ugly side of our history have we retained, even unintentionally? Understanding these lessons is the whole point of studying history
How John Locke’s theory of property — and its racist exclusion of Black and Indigenous people — explains U.S. history from 1776 to January 6
Scholars on the Nazis and anti-Semitism have seen this before
The Nazi monstrosity gave birth to a unique positive development: the Nuremberg Tribunal, the idea that all the people of the entire planet should judge and punish the Nazi-type criminals
Will the bumbling efforts of the open societies of the West to come to grips with the virus shattering already-wavering faith in liberal democracy, creating a space for other ideologies to evolve and metastasize?
A history of class war in the U.S.
A voter in Montana gets 31 times the electoral bang for their presidential vote than a voter in New York
Elites, whether theocratic or secular, may be inclined, like Mather, to resort to conspiracy mongering and even engage in their own conspiracies when the social order they preside over seems seriously out of joint
Our country is made better, not worse, by young people reckoning with the full legacy of the institution.
Teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom