Steve Coll’s Latest Shows Saddam Hussein’s Practical Side‘The Achilles Trap’ reexamines the relationship between Hussein and four U.S. administrations.Washington Post
What American Divorces Tell Us About American MarriagesOn the inseparable histories of matrimony and disunion in the United States.Literary Hub
A Century Later, 17 Wrongly Executed Black Soldiers are Honored at GravesitesNew headstones show each soldier’s rank, unit and home state — a simple honor accorded to every other veteran buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.New York Times
Why is Johns Hopkins Still Honoring an Antisemite?Isaiah Bowman was one of the worst college presidents in American history.The Chronicle of Higher Education
How the ADL’s Anti-Palestinian Advocacy Helped Shape U.S. Terror LawsLong before 9/11, Zionist groups like the Anti-Defamation League lobbied for counterterror legislation that singled out Palestinians.The Intercept
Orange County, ColoradoHow a California homebuilder remade the Interior West.New York Review Of Architecture
Doing Black HistoryExploring the ways that African American history has been learned and taught in schools, museums, and popular culture.