Trump and A History of Presidential Anti-Semitism
by Donne Levy
As with so many Trump blunders, he is apparently ignorant of the history and nature of anti-Semitism in America.
The History of Citizenship Day Is a Reminder That Being an American Has Always Been Complicated
by S. Deborah Kang
“We welcome you,” Truman declared, “not to a narrow nationalism but to a great community based on a set of universal ideals.”
SOURCE: Nordics Info
Buying Greenland? Trump, Truman and the 'Pearl of the Mediterranean'
by Thorsten Borring Olesen
Greenland has been and continues to be a vital strategic asset, not least to the US - and perhaps even more so due to the possible effects of climate change.
SOURCE: The Conversation
Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic
by William L. Iggiagruk Hensley
With a stroke of a pen, Tsar Alexander II ceded Alaska, his country’s last remaining foothold in North America, to the United States for US$7.2 million.
The Long History of Anti-Immigration Legislation and "Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude"
by Stephanie Hinnershitz
The Supreme Court's Nielsen v. Preap decision is just the latest example of using this concept to deport immigrants.
How Do You Fire a Special Prosecutor? Ask Harry Truman.
by Andrew Coan
The Truman tax scandals teach an important lesson about the relationship between special prosecutors and democratic politics.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
When Truman met Stalin
"He is honest — but smart as hell.”
This Knocks the Legs Out from Under the Atom Bomb Revisionists Who Criticize Truman for Hiroshima
by D. M. Giangreco
It’s the story of America’s hidden role in the Soviet invasion of Manchuria.
SOURCE: National Review
Victor Davis Hanson compares Trump with Truman
by Victor Davis Hanson
The two presidents share low approval ratings and a penchant for ad hominem attacks on political enemies.
SOURCE: Vineyard Gazette
Evan Thomas and David McCullough discuss Trump, Nixon, Ike, and Truman
"Harry Truman said the only new thing about the world is the history you don’t know. And when you have a presidential aspirant who doesn’t know any history, and everything is new to him, he doesn’t know how to handle it.” — McCullough
An Open Letter to President Obama on Hiroshima
by Thomas Fleming
What Hiroshima means to this historian who interviewed Truman about the decision to drop the bomb.
Obama, Truman and Hiroshima
by Wilson D. Miscamble
There’s zero reason to apologize for the atomic bombing, which forestalled invasion and saved lives.
Both Truman and Obama Faced a Choice. Retreat Peacefully from the World or Engage It.
by Kenneth Weisbrode
Truman chose engagement. Obama chose to pull back.
When Harry Truman Nearly Doubled the Minimum Wage
by Teresa Tritch
And unemployment went down, not up.
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.
Why Americans Have Been Duped over the Use of the Atomic Bomb
by Paul Ham
One day somebody in high office in Washington will have the intellectual honesty to acknowledge, if not apologise for, a grotesque distortion of the truth that the Truman Administration visited on the American people in the pages of Harper’s Magazine in 1947.
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