• 10 facts about the origins of American deportation policy

    by Hidetaka Hirota

    Where did the policy come from? When and why was it introduced in the United States? Who was the target of removal law? How were deportation laws enforced? In "Expelling the Poor," historian Hidetaka Hirota answers these questions in revealing the roots of immigration restriction in the United States.

  • The Putin Anomaly

    by Leon Aron

    In modern European history, Vladimir Putin is the first classically reactionary and even revanchist leader who is not, or at least not yet, an anti-Semite.

  • A Consequential Presidency

    by David Greenberg

    Bill Clinton rescued his party from near obscurity a quarter century ago. Democrats would be wise to closely examine the lessons of his tenure as they set out to rebuild after the devastating 2016 elections.

  • Michael Rogin's relevance in the Age of Trump

    by Corey Robin

    Rogin’s work stands as a cautionary note to liberals and the left: When a McCarthy (or Trump) comes along, it's misguided to think normal political rules don't apply. They do despite the lure of far-flung analyses rooted in psychology (e.g.: authoritarianism).

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

  • The Calamity of 1917

    by Max Boot

    The horrors that might have been averted if Bolshevism had been stopped.

  • The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

    by Andrew J. Bacevich

    We’ve come to accept the conflict as a perpetual state, an enterprise to be managed rather than ended as soon as possible.