• Trump’s War on Knowledge

    by Ariel Dorfman

    There has always been a disturbing strand of anti-intellectualism in American life, but never has an occupant of the White House exhibited such a toxic mix of ignorance and mendacity.

  • Brexit: ‘Take Back Control’?

    by Simon Head

    The only solution that makes sense for Britain: to abandon the whole disastrous project altogether.

  • The Democratic Autocrat

    by Nancy Isenberg

    Jackson. Trump. Dragon slayers or savage bullies?

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

  • No, There Is No Precedent for Donald Trump

    by Sean Wilentz

    Understanding our current situation begins with the recognition that Trump and his incipient regime are utterly abnormal.

  • The Teen Killer Who Radicalized the NRA

    by Gil Troy

    Harlon Carter transformed the NRA from a rifle club into the take-no-prisoners anti-gun-control powerhouse. But he also had a very dark past.

  • What Do We Do with Our Dead?

    by Jill Lepore

    Our mortuary conventions reveal a lot about our relation to the past.

  • The Death of Che Guevara Declassified

    by Peter Kornbluh

    A top-secret CIA memo shows that US officials considered his execution a crucial victory—but they were mistaken in believing Che’s ideas could be buried along with his body.

  • The Architect of the Radical Right

    by Sam Tanenhaus

    How the Nobel Prize–winning economist James M. Buchanan shaped today’s antigovernment politics.

  • Autopilot Wars

    by Andrew J. Bacevich

    Sixteen Years, But Who’s Counting?