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  • Pentagon Newspeak

    by Stanley Kutler

    The Pentagon has hijacked the history of the Vietnam War.

  • The Myth of Thanksgiving

    by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    “Thanksgiving” became a named holiday during the Civil War, but neither Pilgrims, nor Indians, nor food, nor the Mayflower—all essential to today’s celebration—were mentioned in Lincoln’s 1863 proclamation.

  • When Is a War Over?

    by Elizabeth D. Samet

    Knowing when — and how — to stop is a problem as old as war itself.

  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.

  • Obama’s JFK Problem

    by Fredrik Logevall and Gordon M. Goldstein

    How the battle between the president and his joint chiefs chairman over Iraq recalls the early days of Vietnam.

  • 3rd Possibility: Coming Civil War in West Bank/ Jerusalem?

    by Juan Cole

    Observers of the evolution of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians have long argued that there are only two likely outcomes of the alternating violence and diplomacy between the two sides that has gone on nearly 70 years now.

  • The New Republic at 100: A Century of Bickering

    by Jennifer Schuessler

    With the magazine celebrating its 100th anniversary, a former Yahoo News executive was hired for the top of the masthead, setting off speculation about a new direction.

  • This Republican Loved Taxes & Modern Art

    by Scott Porch

    A social progressive and a fiscal conservative, Nelson Rockefeller was closer to FDR than Reagan, says his biographer Richard Norton Smith.

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