Week of January 20, 2014

Roundup Top 10!





#1 The Horrors "12 Years a Slave" Couldn't Tell
by Adam Rothman

What a Civil War soldier’€™s diary tells us about Solomon Northup’s ordeal.

AL JAZEERA AMERICA


#2 Almost Everything in “Dr. Strangelove” Was True
by Eric Schlosser

The perils of an accidental nuclear war were perilously high in the 1950s and 1960s.

THE NEW YORKER


#3 Demonization and Hatred
by Howard P. Segal

The ASA's continued boneheaded decision to support BDS.

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION


#4 The Illusions of Net Neutrality
by Richard John

It's time to abandon inaccurate assumptions about how the digital economy works.

AL JAZEERA AMERICA


#5 "Duty" and the Taint of the Tell-All
by Victor Davis Hanson

Robert Gates’s insider memoir is the latest in a dishonorable genre.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#6 The Racially Fraught History of the American Beard
by David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

“Washes and razors for foofoos," scoffed Walt Whitman. But the story of nineteenth-century facial hair is more tangled than modern nostalgists may realize.

THE ATLANTIC


#7 U.S. Should Speak Truth to Japan
by Gregg Andrew Brazinsky

It’s time for the U.S. to get serious about reining in Japan.

CNN


#8 Slavery Is Having a Hollywood Moment. What About the Rest of Black History in America?
by Michael Kazin

A steady diet of slavery movies misses the long-term oppression -- and resistance -- of black Americans.

THE NEW REPUBLIC


#9 Is the Fifth Republic Burning?
by Robert Zaretsky

Future historians may well decide the Fifth Republic died as it was born: in a traffic accident.

NEW YORK TIMES


#10 Nelson Mandela Was A Committed Communist
by Ronald Radosh

South African journalist Rian Malan has new revelations about Mandela's relationship with the Communist Party.

PJ MEDIA



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