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Social Media News: What Historians Are Talking About

This Week: In honor of Women's History Month, this edition features women active on social media.

Pop Culture Roundup: This Week

This Week: The Simpsons and Donald Trump, a Chinese history game, Walden Pond, and more.

Counter-Terrorism Beyond Platitudes

by Max Boot

Why we can’t just go in and defeat our enemies today like we did in World War 2.

No, Trump Won’t Be Another Hitler

by Adam Mala

For one thing, it is hard to envision how a man of almost 70 who spent his entire life working in the private sector could be a Hitler due to his age. History shows that becoming a despot is a young(ish) man’s game.

The Black Spies in a Confederate White House

by Christopher Dickey

How a secret intelligence network successfully spied on Confederate leader Jefferson Davis in his own home.

Why It Took More Than 50 Years for U.S.–Cuba Relations to Thaw

by Fred Kaplan

Fidel charmed Americans in a 1959 visit, but U.S.­–Cuba relations were always doomed.

The Zionists Censor a Textbook - An Analysis

by Lawrence Davidson

Why did McGraw-Hill cave?

How Can Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Both Be ‘Populist’?

by Michael Kazin

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders share an upbringing in New York’s outer boroughs and a repugnance for trade deals, but the similarities pretty much end there.

The strange, short career of Judeo-Christianity

by Gene Zubovich

Defenders of Judeo-Christianity believe that they are invoking timeless principles. In fact, Judeo-Christianity is a very recent invention.

How the Grand Canyon changed our ideas of natural beauty

by Stephen Pyne

Few sights are as instantly recognizable, and few sites speak more fully to American nationalism. Standing on the South Rim in 1903, President Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed it “one of the great sights every American should see.”

As Putin Zaps Lenin, Lavrov Hurriedly Rewrites History

by Alexei Sobchenko

History is malleable in Russia. There is hardly any other country in the world whose national history was so utterly and repeatedly rewritten during the last hundred years.

America May Never Have Another New Deal

by Jefferson Cowie

Why FDR’s massive reforms probably won’t be repeated.

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