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Social Media News: What Historians Are Talking About

This week ... Beschloss, Schama, Naftali, and more. Plus: find out whose coat this is!

Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This week ... Spielberg, Van Gogh, Trumbo, the movie "Race" and more.

Trump and the pride of ‘holy ignorance’

by Garry Wills

All of us Smart Guys were blindsided by the rise of Donald Trump. Just like we were blinded by the revival of religious fundamentalism.

How a Pink Flower Defeated the World's Sole Superpower

by Alfred W. McCoy

America's Opium War in Afghanistan

The Current Crime Debate Isn’t Doing Hillary Justice

by Mark Kleiman

To grasp the difference between Clinton and Sanders you have to truly understand the 1994 crime bill.

Donald Trump’s Honesty Problem

by Max Boot

A significant share of the GOP electorate, amounting to roughly a third of early state voters, has been supporting him in no small part because they think he is telling it “like it is.” No, he isn’t. What he is saying bears no relation to basic truth or common decency.

Who Is the Real Progressive: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders?

by Michael Kazin

The Nation asked 4 historians for a response to this question. This is Michael Kazin's.

How the US went Fascist

by Juan Cole

Mass media Makes excuses for Trump Voters

The Black Panther Who Fell for Reagan

by Gil Troy

Eldridge Cleaver was about as hardcore a Black Panther as there was—until he traveled the world and realized the U.S. was flawed but better than the rest. So he endorsed Reagan.

The brain privileges storytelling

by Michael S. Gazzaniga

How an experiment on split brain patients led to a breakthrough finding, as told by the scientist who conducted the experiment.

Can Anyone Beat Trump in the Primary? History Says No

by Jeff Greenfield

If you’re looking to stop Trump, history won’t be providing you with any roadmaps.

Understanding Islamic State: where does it come from and what does it want?

by James Tuten

How far back in history does one have to go to find the roots of the so-called Islamic State?

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