Roundup



  • Courage and free speech

    by Timothy Garton Ash

    Throughout human history there have been individuals who have been ready to risk everything for their beliefs.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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


  • Pop Culture Roundup

    This Week:  David Irving on trial, gay history, "I Am Not Your Negro," and much more. 



  • Win, Lose, or Draw

    by Nick Turse

    U.S. Special Operations Command Details Dismal U.S. Military Record



  • The Intellectual as President

    by Kevin Mattson

    Obama didn’t transform America by being a man of ideas; no one could do that. But he does remind us that intelligence and politics don’t have to be seen always as opposites.



  • The Man Who Went Full Trump for FDR

    by Gil Troy

    He made up stories to smear the opposition and barely backpedaled when called out—Charlie Michelson perfected the nasty art of political mud-slinging.



  • How War Lost Its Politics

    by Mary L. Dudziak

    "Over time, this trilogy—no military draft, reliance on contractors, and high-tech warfare—has insulated the American public from the cost and the consequences of war."



  • How a Museum Reckons With Black Pain

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    The Smithsonian’s new memorial of African American history and culture is at once triumphant and crushing.



  • The Myth of a Democratic Electoral Lock

    by Jeff Greenfield

    It wasn’t so long ago that Republicans though they had much of the country stitched up. Then a Clinton came along and that changed, fast.



  • The Year of the American Woman?

    by Manisha Sinha

    Trump’s unadulterated sexist criticisms of Hillary questioning her “mental capacity,” “physical stramina,” and recently claiming that she does not look Presidential, evoke arguments made by anti-suffragists nearly a century ago. 


  • Roundup Top 10!

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