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  • News Abroad

    The Real Lessons of 1914

    Ralph Seliger

    What we should learn from World War I is not to engage in quixotic military crusades, nor to mount wars of choice in the face of overwhelming international opposition.


  • Roundup

    Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.


  • Historians/History

    The "Historians" Confront Israel

    Robert "KC" Johnson

    Historians have signed a petition blasting Israel.  The scholars’ letter went out of its way to affirm that the signatories were speaking as historians, not simply as citizens. This is infuriating.

  • "He Wasn't A Regular Guy"

    The eagerness on the part of some people to embrace a narrative that suggests that Michael Brown "deserved it," before the facts are established, has a long and ugly history--and that fact may be far more significant and troubling than what happened that day in Ferguson.

    Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards


  • Historians/History

    The Myth of Jewish Passivity

    Richard Middleton-Kaplan

    The myth that Jews went passively like sheep to slaughter in the Holocaust remains maddeningly persistent. In actuality, voluminous historical documentation attests to the fact that Jews resisted whenever, wherever, and however it was possible.

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