Week of January 13, 2014

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Why the "War on Poverty" Isn't Over
by Stephanie Coontz

And why it was actually a remarkable success.

CNN


#2 The Heroes of 1989
by Padraic Kenney

There never was a dull moment in 1989 for fans of democracy and popular protest, twenty-five years ago.

BOSTON GLOBE


#3 Was Harry Truman a Zionist?
by John B. Judis

Harry Truman's concerns about Israel and Palestine were prescient—and forgotten.

THE NEW REPUBLIC


#4 Japan's Resurgent Nationalism
by John Feffer

Shinzo Abe is a right-wing nationalist who wants to revive Japan as a "normal" military power. He has been brusque in his rhetoric and his actions.

HUFFINGTON POST


#5 The ASA's Next Boycott!
by Martin Kramer

An only slightly tongue-in-cheek parody of the ASA.

SANDBOX (BLOG)


#6 How to End Lead Wars in America
by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

Lead poisoning must come to an end -- at least in San Francisco.

HUFFINGTON POST


#7 Our Politics May Be Polarized. But That’s Nothing New.
by David W. Brady and Hahrie Han

Political science provides an answer.

DEUTSCHE WELLE


#8 For India's Sikhs Amritsar Casts a Long Shadow
by Amit Chaudhuri

India's politics bears the scars of the 1984 Golden Temple massacre – whether or not Britain had a role.

THE GUARDIAN


#9 Generations a Slave: Unlawful Bondage and Charles Carroll of Carrollton
by Julita Braxton

A half century before, in the courts of the neighboring Upper South state of Maryland, Charles Mahoney successfully challenged the legality of his enslavement.

NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


#10 The Israel Double Standard
by Victor Davis Hanson

The prejudice against Israel in diplomatic matters is as troubling as more crude bigotry against Jews.

NATIONAL REVIEW



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