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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.



  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • The real history of women wouldn’t look quite so nice on a tote bag

    by Laurie Penny

    “Empowerment” has always been more palatable and easier to sell than the idea of women simply taking power, and it’s more cheerful than the reality that plenty of women’s history has been defined as much by frustration and pain as by perky self-actualization.



  • Why the College-Admissions Scandal Is So Absurd

    by Alia Wong

    For the parents charged in a new FBI investigation, crime was a cheaper and simpler way to get their kids into elite schools than the typical advantages wealthy applicants receive.



  • God once opposed interracial marriage, too

    by Jonathon Zimmerman

    The Methodist Church turned away from human equality last week. It's on the wrong side of history, but it will right itself soon enough.



  • The Black Gun Owner Next Door

    by Tiya Miles

    I’m an African-American historian and, on most issues, decidedly liberal. Could I rethink my anti-gun stance?



  • What's Behind the Lamentations Over History?

    by James Grossman

    Max Boot’s questions imply change over time. But we can’t know why something has declined if we don’t know what conditions have changed.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Women in Ancient Rome Didn’t Have Equal Rights. They Still Changed History

    by Barry Strauss

    If we look hard at the history, we discover some women who made their mark, either working within their prescribed gender roles as wives, lovers, mothers, sisters or daughters, or exercising so much political, religious or, even in a few cases, military power that they smashed those roles altogether and struck out on their own.