Week of April 30, 2012

HNN Rundowns

Up Front

May Day: From the Haymarket Massacre to the Occupy Movement
Lawrence S. Wittner

The Real War on Muslim Women
Daniel Martin Varisco

HNN Book of the Month: Why America Needs a Left: A Historical Argument -- by Eli Zaretsky

Bork Redux
Josh Brown: Life During Wartime



The NYT's Frank Bruni wrote on Sunday that humanities majors "are least likely to find jobs reflective of their education level" according to federal projections. Why should students major in the humanities, especially given the ever-rising sticker price of college? We encourage comments and hope for a rigorous discussion -- click on the graphic to go the comments board!

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Grade School

High School

News at Home

Peter Beinart and the Specter Haunting American Jewry
Jack Ross

Mitt Romney Must Decide What Kind of America He Believes In
Ian Reifowitz

News Abroad

Civilian Casualties: Tactical Regrets and Strategic Hypocrisy
Steven I. Levine and Michael H. Hunt

Fantasies of Male Chivalry Ignore the History of Women in Wartime
Heather Marie Stur

Historians & History

Setting the Record Straight: Harry Dexter White and Soviet Espionage
R. Bruce Craig


Public History's Great Showing at the 2012 NCPH/OAH Annual Meeting
David A. Walsh

Highlights from the 2012 OAH/NCPH Annual Meeting in Milwaukee

David A. Walsh


The Pineapple that Ate Global History
Alan Singer

Culture Watch

Chicago 1959: This Old House It's Not
Bruce Chadwick


Review of John B. Thompson's Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century
Jim Cullen

Review of More Powerful than Dynamite: Radicals, Plutocrats, and Progressives in New York's Year of Anarchy
Jim Cullen


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