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Roundup


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • In Denial

    by Atom Egoyan

    The Armenian genocide, a century later



  • What Happened the Last Time Republicans Cared About Poverty

    by Josh Zeitz

    Moderate and liberal politicians of George Romney’s generation—Democrats and Republicans alike—tended to credit poverty to a lack of opportunity, rather than income or wealth inequality. Such was the wisdom that informed most Great Society programs.



  • NYT Editorial: Shinzo Abe needs to face up to history

    by NYT Editorial

    Many Japanese right-wingers believe their country was wrongly maligned by America and its allies after the war. Mr. Abe has given the impression that he believes Japan has already done enough to make amends for its militarism and atrocities.



  • The Rule of History

    by Jill Lepore

    Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, and the hold of time.


  • What makes Abraham Lincoln such a radical politician even today?

    by David Bromwich

    It is sometimes said that Lincoln was dragged into the war by circumstances beyond his control. The truth is that he was aware of the imminence of war between his 1858 House Divided speech and the attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in April 1861.



  • Cutting through the Lincoln myth

    by Walter Kamphoefner

    One measure of Abraham Lincoln's towering stature, sevenscore and ten years after his death, is the way people of various ideological stripes attempt to harness Lincoln's words in support of their own positions.

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