Week of November 26, 2012
Up Front: Lincoln
Louis Masur: Not everything in the movie is 100% accurate, but most of it is, and the level of detail's incredible. [PODCAST]
Pictured at left: Abraham Lincoln. The real one. But Daniel Day-Lewis is pretty convincing.
|His Lincoln is a (racial) frontiersman in the spirit of John Wayne.|
How True is Lincoln?
Lincoln: Jesus Christ! God Almighty! What a (Biblical) Movie!
Abe the prophet.
A New "New Cold War" in the Mideast?
“The good guys” can become “the bad guys” awfully fast in our national security discourse.
HNN Teacher's Edition: For Grade School
HNN’s Teacher’s Edition is designed to help busy teachers build classes around topics in the news. With just a few minutes preparation, teachers will be able to teach a class on current events, even if they haven't been in a position to follow the news closely.
|What Does the President Actually Do?|
|What Does the Vice President Actually Do?|
News at Home
General Motors vs. General Electric
Which company is better representative of twentieth-century capitalism?
The Origins of the Latino "Immigration Problem"
It goes back to the U.S.-Mexican War ... from the peace movement.
Mitch McConnell and the Art of Dysfunction
New Senate rules will be necessary to keep him in check.
Guard against class hatred, for down that road lies revolutionary France.
Sucking Up to the Military Brass
Generals who run amuck, politicians who could care less, an “embedded” media... and us.
How Morsi Took Power in Egypt
He staged a coup ... against his own generals.
Thousands take to Tahrir Square to demonstrate against new government decrees.
Historians & History
Unions and Strikes Through the Camera Lens
Interview with Carol Quirke on news photography and the labor movement.
Lessons from the Dust Bowl
With climate change upon us, what can we learn from one of the worst environmental disasters in American history?
A Chilling New Look at Anti-Semitism in Stalin’s Russia
The Twenty-Seventh Man an appropriately bleak look at Stalinist repression.
Holiday Theater from the Past
The sudden yearning for Christmases of the past.
A counterintuitive, but extremely valuable, book.
Not a classic memoir, but a useful one about Hal Holbrook's one-main Twain show.
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- Claire Strom to Step Down as Editor of Agricultural History