This Week's Best of the Web






#1 Why @HistoryInPics is Bad for History and Bad for Twitter
by Rebecca Onion

@HistoryInPics strips history of his curiosity and mystery.

SLATE


#2 Stokely Carmichael’s Legacy Is Less Recognized Black History
by Peniel E. Joseph

The SNCC leader and black power icon who later became Kwame Ture is as vital as, but less celebrated than, Martin and Malcolm.

THE ROOT


#3 Pete Seeger: Folkie, Communist, Millionaire
by Stephen Mihm

Financial success dogged Seeger far more tenaciously than McCarthy ever could.

BLOOMBERG


#4 The LBJ Delusion
by John Aloysius Farrell

Why Obama can't just have his way with Congress.

POLITICO MAGAZINE

   

#5 Don’t Let Putin Grab Ukraine
by Timothy Snyder

If the present crisis ends with the fragmentation of the Ukrainian state, the result will be disastrous for all concerned, including Russia.

NEW YORK TIMES


#6 Mexico’s Vigilantes on the March
by Enrique Krauze

Mexico's social unrest is in no small part due to its democratization.

NEW YORK TIMES


#7 The Unquiet Ghosts of Nazi Germany
by Timothy W. Ryback

"Generation War" sparks a new debate about Germany's Nazi past.

NEW YORK TIMES


#8 Japan Stokes Regional Tension
by Constantine N. Vaporis

Saddled by historical trauma, Japan and South Korea inch toward confrontation.

AL JAZEERA AMERICA


#9 California’s Two Droughts
by Victor Davis Hanson

An affluent society didn’t bother to add to the inherited system of canals and reservoirs that made it thrive.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#10 How L.B.J. Pushed Through Kennedy’s Tax Cut
by Bruce Bartlett

It wasn't just the Civil Rights Act LBJ pushed through in the aftermath of Kennedy's 1963 assassination.

NEW YORK TIMES



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