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Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • Why We Should Study the History of Western Civilization

    by Donald Kagan

    We need to examine the older traditions of the West that came before the modern era and to take seriously the possibility that useful wisdom can be found there, especially among the Greeks who began it all.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Is It Possible to Accidentally Plagiarize?

    by Melissa Dahl

    We're most likely to unintentionally plagiarize when we're trying to multitask; doing one thing at a time might help keep us from stealing without realizing.


  • Why We Shouldn’t Declare War on “Radical Islam"

    by Andrew Meyer

    If the U.S. is at war with "radical Islam," is it at war with Iran? With Hezbollah? With Hamas? Unless one can come up with a coherent explanation as to why these groups fall outside of the ambit of radical Islam, the category loses all strategic value.



  • Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

    by Matt Novak

    When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, working, or owning property there.



  • Bonfire of the humanities

    by David Armitage and Jo Guldi

    Public debate is afflicted by short-term thinking – how did history abdicate its role of inspiring the longer view?

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