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Social Media News: What Historians Are Talking About

by HNN Editor

This week ... Mary Dudziak, Jelani Cobb, Rick Perlstein, and Peniel Joseph.

Netanyahu, Husseini, and the Historians

by Jeffrey Herf

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about Haj Amin al-Husseini's impact on Hitler's decision-making about the Final Solution in Europe do not stand up to the consensus of historical research.

How Bernie Sanders Should Talk About Democratic Socialism

by Eric Foner

Instead of looking to Europe, Sanders could evoke the rich heritage of American radicalism.

Yes, George W. Bush bears some Responsibility for US Vulnerability on 9/11

by Juan Cole

Just remember what Richard Clarke wrote in his memoir of his time in the administration.

The ancestral immigrant history of anti-immigrant crusader Donald Trump

by Gwenda Blair

Trump's anti-immigrant rant and follow-up pledge to deport all undocumented immigrants and their families have proved a shrewd campaign tactic. But despite Trump's repeated claim to "tell it like it is," he has often failed to do so with regard to his own family's immigrant past.

History v historical fiction

by Jane Smiley

Historical fiction is not a secondary form – I was condescended to by a conservative historian who cannot see that he too constructs stories

Erdoğan Leads Turkey to the Precipice

by Daniel Pipes

The Republic of Turkey is undergoing possibly its greatest crisis since the founding of the state nearly a century ago. Present trends suggest worse to come as a long-time Western ally evolves into a hostile dictatorship.

Ted Cruz wants to be king: Make no mistake, the GOP extremists’ real goal is absolute control

by Heather Cox Richardson

Right-wingers pretend to pledge fealty to the Constitution. Their real goal is to cut out the part about democracy

How Texas Teaches History

by Ellen Bresler Rockmore

Grammar matters, especially when textbooks tackle the subject of slavery.

The Secret to Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

by Rebecca Gordon

Keep the U.S. Military Out

Ottomans saved Hungarian PM Orban’s Ancestors; now he says Islam never part of Europe

by Juan Cole

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban not only continued to defend his anti-immigrant bigotry but went on to say that Islam has never been part of Europe.

Black, white and red: Atlantic history points to new understanding of Columbus' context

by Steve Haycox

Beginning in the 1960s, a new sub-discipline in history arose called Atlantic studies. The focus? The crops of sugar, coffee, chocolate and tobacco and the slave labor needed to grow them.

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