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Roundup Top 10!

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Shock & Awe In Syria: It never Works

by Juan Cole

"The US belief in air power is touching, but in fact no conflict has ever been quickly brought to an end where US planes have been involved."


The Vietnamization of the War on ISIS?

by Max Boot

The comparison may be unfair, but it is also inevitable when one reads that “the U.S. military campaign against Islamist militants in Syria is being designed to allow President Barack Obama to exert a high degree of personal control, going so far as to require that the military obtain presidential signoff for strikes in Syrian territory.”


For ISIS, the United States’ Military Strikes Confirm God’s Favor

by Jeffrey Kaplan

"In Muslim eyes, for the West there is no god but democracy, and America is its prophet."


Women’s role in U.S. history should be honored on the Mall

by Elizabeth Dole

"Until we recognize the many achievements and contributions of women to our nation’s history, gender will continue to be a key factor not only in career choices but in how women feel about themselves, how men perceive them and so much more."


The Ancestors of ISIS

by David Motadel

Jihadist states have a history, and it shows they always fail.


The U.S. once considered using 23 nuclear bombs to blast out a highway

by Sarah Zhang

It began with the Santa Fe Railway Company, which wanted a straighter and flatter path through the Bristol Mountains.


The Weird and Troubling History of Bisexuality Studies

by Kate Hakala

"Bisexuality can sometimes feel like a largely invisible orientation because of its historic neglect and ridicule in both the media and sciences."


Why populism and parties terrified George Washington

by Alan Pell Crawford

James Madison called it “perhaps the greatest error” of George Washington’s “political life.” That he committed so few makes Washington’s speech of November 19, 1794, memorable in itself.


Was the Ferguson prosecutor's father, a cop, really killed by a black man?

by Peter James Hudson

"While Glenn was charged and convicted of first-degree murder by the Missouri courts, a close reading of the state’s justifications for his conviction and sentence suggests two alternative possibilities."


The long and complicated history of the Mexican-American border

by Paul Kramer

The Mexican-American border seems easy to identify. But for years it wasn't.



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