Week of January 7, 2013
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Richard Nixon at 100: The Man Who Matters
Nixon endures as the commanding figure of American political life since the end of World War II.
Up Front: AHA 2013
A (reasonably) comprehensive collection of articles and blogs on the 2013 AHA Annual Meeting, plus picks of the best blogs.
Survival Guide for the 2013 AHA Annual Meeting
For those attending, both in the flesh and in spirit.
Newspapers aren't dead yet, but they're struggling. What are some of the alternatives to the venerable daily newspaper?
Featuring the acclaimed filmmaker, William Cronon, Peter Galison, and Vanessa R. Schwartz
Open Societies at War: A Comparative History, 1939-45
George C. Marshall Lecture in Military History
The outgoing president's keynote address.
Featuring Jim Grossman, Laura Kalman, Sean Wilentz, William Inboden, and Mary Frances Berry.
"Fix the Debt": Sheer Hypocrisy or a Myth Worth Debating?
Why Some Americans Want Big Guns
Paranoia strikes deep.
The New Age of Austerity
Perhaps it's time to revisit some ideas from the Second New Deal.
His genius lay in his judgment.
News at Home
Disarm the Filibuster
It's undemocratic and, more importantly, unconstitutional.
Has a Tipping Point Finally Been Reached for Gun Control?
The NRA sounds as ridiculous today as the AMA did in the 1960s opposing "communist" Medicare.
“So Many People Died”
The American system of suffering, 1965-2014.
Historians & History
Yes, A People's History is provocative, but that's the point: to serve as a contrast to standard textbooks.
Did George McGovern Misremember His Past as a Bomber Pilot?
The senator's famed anecdote from The Wild Blue could not have happened.
The heavy hand of politics and the historical novels of Howard Fast.
The Law of Slavery Lies at Heart of Both "Lincoln" and "Django"
Review of Joseph McCartin's Collision Course
As organized labor fights for its life in the Midwest, it's worth considering why Reagan beat PATCO in 1981.
A stimulating appetizer when it comes to railroad history.
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