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  • Debunking the Civil War Tariff Myth

    by Dr. Marc-William Palen

    Academic historians agree slavery caused the Civil War, so where did the myth come about that the tariff was key?



  • L.B.J. and Truman: The Bond That Helped Forge Medicare

    by Michael Beschloss

    Lyndon B. Johnson was often derided for being egocentric, but when it came time to sign his landmark bill creating Medicare, 50 years ago this July, he graciously insisted on sharing the credit with the 81-year-old Harry Truman.



  • How Abraham Lincoln said that black lives matter

    by Martha Hodes

    As we approach the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln, we would do well to reconsider his most famous imperative: “with malice toward none; with charity for all.”



  • Loretta Lynch isn't the president's BFF and that's good

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    The attorney general serves as the lawyer for the president and for the nation, which is always a delicate balancing act. It's that much harder when the person the president chooses is also a close friend.



  • Empowering Jihad: The Deadly Myth of a 'Root Cause'

    by Phyllis Chesler

    Blaming Islamist horrors on poverty only obscures the true problem: Jihadists are driven by an ideology — one that yearns to "restore" a mythical caliphate, one governed by the most austere version of Sharia law.



  • Putin’s war of words, decoded

    by Elizabeth Wood

    The current Russian mythologizing of World War II contains a number of outright falsifications and dangerous tendencies.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • The Warmongering Record of Hillary Clinton

    by Gary Leupp

    Clinton’s record of her tenure in the State Department is entitled Hard Choices, but it has never been hard for Hillary to choose brute force in the service of U.S. imperialism and its controlling 1%.



  • Haunted by Vietnam

    by Staughton Lynd

    How the Vietnam War Shattered the American Identity



  • Syria's Civil War Could Stabilize Its Region

    by Daniel Pipes

    Amid tragedy and horror, as populations adapt to the brutal imperatives of modern nationalism, all four countries are becoming a bit more stable.



  • Can teaching patriotism protect France?

    by Robert Zaretsky

    After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a country recommits to promoting national values in schools—a tradition that has flagged in the United States



  • Fidel Castro and Apartheid

    by Matt Peppe

    Cuba’s intervention in Angola managed to change the course of that country and reverberate throughout Africa.

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