Week of February 25, 2013
|HNN Hot Topics: Women's History Month |
Tags: feminism, gender, Hot Topics, women, Women's History Month
|Which Other Popes Have Resigned?|
David Austin Walsh
At least three -- and possibly five -- pontiffs have resigned; the most recent was six hundred years ago.
Tags: Benedict XVI, Catholicism, papacy, papal resignation
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.
HNN Special: Vietnam
|Review of Nick Turse's Kill Anything That Moves|
Alfred W. McCoy
Every single U.S. unit that served in Vietnam was guilty of war crimes.
Tags: atrocities, Nick Turse, Vietnam War, war crimes
|"I Begged for Them to Stop"|
Waterboarding Americans and the redefinition of torture.
Tags: war crimes, war on terror, water torture, waterboarding
| Is Health Care Too Expensive?|
Maybe it's not that doctors are overpaid, it's that nurses are underpaid.
Tags: doctors, health care, medicine, Obamacare
|Austerity Doesn't Work, and Neither Will You|
In an era of anemic growth and perennially high unemployment, policymakers aren't adapting to the circumstances.
Tags: austerity, economic growth, economic history, Great Depression
News at Home
|GOP Leaders are Playing Chicken with the American Economy|
Robert Brent Toplin
It's a game they've been playing for years.
Tags: conservatism, debt, Republican Party, sequestration
|You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby (Or Have You?)|
The women’s movement in the next half-century.
Tags: Betty Friedan, Feminine Mystique, feminism, sexual violence
Historians & History
|On Creating a Groundbreaking Historical Novel|
French author Laurent Binet on HHhH and the death of Reinhard Heydrich.
Tags: HHhH, historical fiction, interviews, Laurent Binet
|War is a Dirty Business|
William J. Astore
It's best if we don't rush to embrace it.
Tags: World War II, Vietnam War, training, media
|Downton Abbey at Inverary: A History of Scotland's Most English Castle|
There's plenty of real history in the third season finale of the acclaimed series (no spoilers!).
Tags: Downton Abbey, Inverary Castle, landed gentry, nobility
|Dr. Zhivago Makes an Angry House Call|
Scott C. Sickles’s Lightning from Heaven tells the story of the real-life Lara.
Tags: Boris Pasternak, Dr. Zhivago, Lightning from Heaven, theater reviews
|Is a House a Home in the Segregated 1950s?|
Luck of the Irish is a solid look at Boston's racist history.
Tags: Boston, Luck of the Irish, segregation, theater reviews
|Review of Sam Roberts's Grand Central|
Did the station actually transform all of America?
Tags: book reviews, Grand Central, railroads, Sam Roberts
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