Polls

  • POLL: Have You Engaged with the History of Capitalism?

    by HNN Staff

    The New York Times' Jennifer Schuessler published a story in last Sunday's edition on the newfound popularity of the history of capitalism. "A specter is haunting university history departments," she wrote, "the specter of capitalism."This new history of capitalism integrates social and cultural approaches to economic history and adopts a strictly post-Cold War mentality. Gone are hoary Marxist bromides and questions about why socialism failed to develop as a political movement in the United States; instead, the new generation of history of capitalism scholars -- those profiled in the article include Julia Ott, Bethany Moreton, Louis Hyman, and Stephen Mihm -- focus on the practice of capitalism by the people in the middle and at the top, melding a sound knowledge of math and economics with race and gender analyses.

  • Has the Media Been Open Enough About Its Role in the Iraq War?

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  • Who Will Win the Presidential Election?

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  • Who Won the Final Presidential Debate?

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  • Who Won the Vice Presidential Debate?

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  • Who Gave the Best Prime-Time Convention Speech?

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  • What Do YOU Think About John Punch?

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  • Grade Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power"

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  • Were the Bailouts Necessary?

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  • Which Political Party is More Polarized?

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  • Why Should Students Study the Humanities?

    The NYT's Frank Bruni wrote on Sunday that humanities majors "are least likely to find jobs reflective of their education level" according to federal projections. Why should students major in the humanities, especially given the ever-rising sticker price of college? We encourage comments and hope for a rigorous discussion -- click on the graphic to go the comments board! if (WIDGETBOX) WIDGETBOX.renderWidget('78cffd91-8aeb-4f74-90b4-01677edb7d0f');Get the Poll Creator Pro widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info)

  • Which is the More Iconic Classic Ballpark -- Fenway or Wrigley?

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  • How Do You Rate the GOP Presidential Candidates' Knowledge and Understanding of History?

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  • HNN Poll: JFK

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