Pinckney's short history deals with basic things—Reconstruction, Ku Klux Klan terrorism, crude political machinations like Plessy v Ferguson—white people can forget.
The pro-British kings archeologist-turned-spy-turned-colonel T.E. Lawrence helped establish in Arabia, Iraq, and Transjordan made "Arab unity" a "madman's notion."
Often the way our society treats "senior citizens" assumes that as bodies age, individuality decreases. But aren't whiskers and white socks a sign of unique wisdom?
Baltimore is Exhibit A for the frustration over how the costs of globalization and technological change have been borne almost entirely by the least advantaged.
The world’s democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties.
Big History has its charms. It aligns with Common Core, provides a wealth of material online for free, and is exciting. But it may be too big to be history at all.
With his concern for evidence and skepticism about the ability to transform complex systems, Daniel Patrick Moynihan is worth recalling in today's political climate.
States that are competing fiercely for jobs and businesses are quickly learning that being seen as anti-gay is dangerous to their images.
'Religion' is a concept flexible enough to be accommodated legally while keeping the state neutral about theological questions.
The emergence of the Islamic state; the tension with Iran; and the sinister turn events have taken in Israel are attributed in Europe to American irresponsibility.
Appy’s view is that American exceptionalism is an obnoxious and dangerous delusion, and his broadside against it recounts a litany of Vietnam atrocities.