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Down With The Confederate Flag, Up With Donald Trump!

by Rick Perlstein

Removing the flag of the Confederacy, raising the flag of immigrant hating: the former doesn’t spell some new Jerusalem of tolerance; the latter doesn’t mean that conservatism’s racism has finally been revealed for all to see.


How did this monster get created? The decades of GOP lies that brought us Donald Trump, Republican front-runner

by Heather Cox Richardson

Donald Trump did not happen overnight. He's the product of a dangerous, cynical GOP strategy that dates back years


It’s not Dixie’s fault

by Thomas J. Sugrue

Many of the racial injustices we associate with the South are actually worse in the North.


Grasping at Straws to Try to Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

by Ronald Radosh

A newly released transcript spurs fresh media efforts to show that the Soviet spy wasn’t a Soviet spy.


Opposition to Iran deal makes for some strange bedfellows

by Jonathan Zimmerman

The Iran deal hasn't simply united Israel's political parties; it has also brought Israel into accord with most of its Arab neighbor.


What Trump Doesn’t Get About Vietnam

by Josh Zeitz

The conflict was an internal class war as well as a war against a foreign enemy.


The Republican Party fell through the looking glass and came out as the party of Jefferson Davis

by Dave Anderson

What’s surprising is that the party’s first president, Lincoln, was praised by none other than Karl Marx.


The Lessons Learned (And Not) From Vietnam and Iraq Shape the Fight Over the Iran Deal

by Ian Reifowitz

As a country, we must learn to turn away from those who never learn that war must only be a last resort.


History Lessons for Euro Debtors

by Paul Krugman

What, in this history, would lead anyone to believe that the troika’s policies for Greece had any chance of succeeding?


Atticus Finch Offers a Lesson in Southern Politics

by Joseph Crespino

What the beloved literary character seems to have in common with Strom Thurmond.



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