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Trump is more paranoid and dangerous than Nixon

by Rick Perlstein

There are two key differences that set Trump apart from his predecessor in paranoia. First, his soul is sicker by miles than Nixon’s. And second, the surveillance apparatus he is about to inherit is far scarier than the one available to Nixon.

Obama never understood how history works

by David Greenberg

Obama's Syria legacy won't be the only factor shaping how posterity regards his foreign policy. The uneven efforts to wind down the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the still-controversial Iran nuclear deal, the opening to Cuba, the weakening of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups, the struggles to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians - these add up to a mixed and complicated recor.

Trump's Madman Gambit

by Jeffrey P. Kimball

History shows his nuclear threats will fail.

Republicans Return to Their Roots

by Nicole Hemmer

Trump's stances on foreign policy and trade have a long history within the Republican Party.

Shinzo Abe visits Pearl Harbor just as the spectre of internment returns

by Rachel Pistol

While everyone is familiar with the most obvious consequence of the Pearl Harbour attack, the assault kicked off a number of events in the US itself that still resonate today – none more so than the policy of internment, which involved the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans.

Can we redeem “civic virtue” in the age of Donald Trump?

by Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg

Americans keep looking for simplistic answers in an imaginary past — but the founders may have useful advice.

Hamilton helped elect his rival to keep an ‘unruly Tyrant’ from the presidency. If only . . .

by Dana Milbank

“Great Ambition unchecked by principle . . . is an unruly Tyrant.” – Hamilton on Burr

America’s Major Challenges in Middle East Policy, 2017

by Juan Cole

Trump’s announced Iran policy is a mess, and it remains to be seen if he can shape it into something meaningful.

The Israeli Culture Minister's Warped Sense of History

by Kobi Niv

Miri Regev foolishly distinguishes between true history – the Jews' – and fallacious history – everyone else's. Well, she likes Donald Trump at least.

Trump and American Exceptionalism

by Stephen Wertheim

He may be the first president to take office who explicitly rejects American exceptionalism.

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