Week of January 27, 2014

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Pete Seeger's All-American Communism
by David Graham

The folksinger's romance with Stalinism remains disturbing, but it can't be separated from the rest of his work—nor from U.S. history.

THE ATLANTIC


#2 Training Historians and the Dual Degree
by Merlin Chowkwanyun and Karen M. Tani

The dual-degree program offers a potential solution to the history PhD problem.

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION


#3 Abe’s NSA? The Japanese Government Embraces Secrecy
by Alexis Dudden

It's not just the United States which is obsessed with secrecy.

DISSENT MAGAZINE


#4 Totalitarian Troubadour
by John Fund

We shouldn’t forget that Pete Seeger was Communism’s pied piper.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#5 In Defense of Pete Seeger, American Communist
by Bhaskar Sunkara

Like his party associates, Seeger was consistently on the right side of history.

AL JAZEERA AMERICA


#6 The Real Scandal Behind the Yale Course Website
by Jonathan Zimmerman

Should Yale have shut down a Web site allowing users to compare student evaluations of the university’s courses? Of course not.

WASHINGTON POST


#7 Can Imperial History Ride to Heritage’s Rescue?
by Andrew Thompson

Imagine a Britain without Stonehenge or Hadrian’s Wall. That very well could have been a reality if it hadn't been for the 1913 Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act.

IMPERIAL & GLOBAL FORUM


#8 The Pacific Pivot
by John Feffer

Why America’s strategic rebalance is really just retreat.

TOMDISPATCH


#9 Loot No Longer
by Doreen Carvajal

French authorities continue to struggle to return looted art.

NEW YORK TIMES


#10 No Evidence of Aliens Helping Ancient Cultures
by Bradley T. Lepper

So why do three out of four Americans believe otherwise?

COLUMBUS DISPATCH



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