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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.



  • The Scene of the Crime

    by Seymour M. Hersh

    A reporter’s journey to My Lai and the secrets of the past.



  • The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?

    by Christopher Jencks

    A new review suggests a higher ratio of success to failure than opinion polls do.



  • The first black adolescent to become a millionaire

    by Steve Gerkin

    Historical records conflict over the issue of the first black female millionaire, though Sarah Rector was the first black adolescent to achieve millionaire status, hands down. Her road to riches involved mandated endowment, racial triumph, and good fortune.



  • Building an Underclass

    by Benjamin Schwarz

    How urban planners helped demolish Britain’s working families



  • What Is Deism?

    by Thomas Kidd

    Most deists really did consider themselves serious theists, and many considered themselves devotees of Jesus and his teachings. Their deism was not just a convenient cloak for atheism.



  • Murky waters: partisanship and foreign policy

    by Lewis L. Gould

    It’s time to retire the hoary phrase about politics and the water’s edge. It was never a guiding principle of American foreign policy before 1900.



  • Plan Bibi

    by Andrew Meyer

    The most recent Israeli election compels Zionists to examine our principles.



  • Turncoats We Have Known

    by Rick Perlstein

    How leftists turned into rightists: they projected their own extremism onto the entire left and thus became conservative heroes.



  • American Ignorance

    by Sanford J. Ungar

    Among all the seemingly intractable crises Americans face in the world today, none is so serious as their utter unfamiliarity with that world. It makes every specific overseas problem virtually impossible for us to deal with confidently or competently.

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