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Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

by Rick Shenkman

This week ... "Bridge of Spies," Alice in Wonderland, Steinbeck, "Hamilton."

The Hidden Hard-line Side of George H.W. Bush

by Jon Meacham

We know that W. was ready to go it alone in a fight of good vs. evil. Less remembered: His father was, too.

Paris Attack: Fall of Rome should be a warning to the West

by Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson warns that the West could fall -- and it could happen quickly.

The Endless Cycle of Terrorism

by Ivan Eland

In the wake of the heinous attacks on civilians in Paris, the French are now prone to repeating the same mistakes the United States made after the even more barbaric 9/11 attacks.

Party Like It Is 1932

by Andrew Meyer

Donald Trump's recent assent to the idea that Muslim Americans be given special identifications is so grotesquely reminiscent of the yellow "Star of David" badges issued by the Nazi regime as to boggle the mind. The situation might be tragically laughable if Trump himself were not still gaining in the polls.

Whether Jewish Refugees in ’30s or Syrians today, USA Falls Short of own Ideals

by Juan Cole

More than half of US governors have abruptly announced that they will not welcome Syrian refugees. Governors cannot actually tell people in America where they can live.

A proclamation against Isis, the party of death

by Simon Schama

Our citizens need an inspiring statement of just what it is we must defend, writes Simon Schama

The Front-Runner Fallacy

by David Greenberg

Early U.S. presidential polls have tended to be wildly off-target. There’s no reason to think this time is different.

These are the 10 political dynasties in US history that lasted longest

by Stephen Hess

The Roosevelts make the list, of course, but who the heck were the Claibornes?

Obama Doesn't Understand American Indian History

by Peter d’Errico

A careful reading of his recent conversation with author Marilynne Robinson on September 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa, shows he has serious misconceptions.

The One Word That Almost Sunk the Peace Corps

by Emily Cadei

The amazing story of the Peace Corps volunteer whose postcard from Nigeria set off riots.

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