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Mosul is an Endangered Historic City!

by Ihsan Fethi

"There are many lessons to be learnt by the world from this new type of conflict where it involves the high jacking of a historic city by terrorists with fierce disregard for history."

The Civil War Isn't Over

by David W. Blight

150 years after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Americans are still fighting over the great issues at the heart of the conflict.

President Rand Paul’s Middle East Policy

by Juan Cole

What would a Rand Paul presidency look like with regard to Middle East policy?

Rand Paul and the Problem of Political Experience

by Jeff Shesol

The troubling thing about Rand Paul and the other Republican hopefuls is their indifference—indeed, their proud resistance—to the kind of experience that broadens one’s perspective and changes one’s mind.

The U.S. and Israel: Diverging Interests

by Lawrence Davidson

It is often alleged that the basis for U.S.-Israeli relations lies in “shared concerns and interests.” However, what really holds the relationship together is a systemic aspect of American politics - the system of special interest lobbying and the money that underlies it.

Forty Years to the Zionism Equals Racism Resolution

by Dr. Yoav Tenembaum

Forty years ago this year, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution equating Zionism with racism and racial discrimination.

Why Politicians Need Science

by Michael Shermer

Remember: Before the triumph of science, we burned witches at the stake and thought that kings ruled by divine right.

Why All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same Thing

by Michael Kazin

Nearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.

“One nation under God”? Not when it comes to distributing Gideon Bibles to public schools

by Kevin M. Kruse

Gideon Bibles in hotel rooms? No problem. But public schools were another story, as the Gideon salesmen discovered

MLK’s Radicalism Speaks to Contemporary Protests

by Peniel E. Joseph

On this anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination, we look to his speeches of 1967 and 1968, when he attacked America’s militarism, materialism and racism.

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