Roundup



  • When Immigrants Were Welcomed

    by Jim Sleeper

    Congress has failed immigrants again. But in the 1920s, this plan quieted xenophobes and nurtured new Americans.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

    by William R. Black

    In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.



  • The failed president who almost got ousted

    by Donald Nieman

    Who’s the most vulgar, racist, thin-skinned, vituperative U.S. president?  Donald Trump and Andrew Johnson have much in common.



  • FDR had a military parade, too

    by Susan Dunn

    It was in January 1941, after Franklin D. Roosevelt's inauguration to an unprecedented third term in office.



  • Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao?

    by Ian Johnson

    7 years ago historian Timothy Snyder asked the provocative question: Who killed more, Hitler or Stalin? Maybe he should have included Mao, too.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • How Nations Recover

    by David Brooks

    Lessons from British history show that with inspired leadership a country can overcome polarization and economic challenges.



  • Our Enemy, Ourselves

    by William J. Astore

    Ten Commonsense Suggestions for Making Peace, Not War