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The Steve King Style oF American Politics

by Jelani Cobb

It's paranoid politics – just like Richard Hofstadter described a half century ago.

What Michael Rogin means to me, particularly in the Age of Trump

by Corey Robin

Rogin’s work stands as a cautionary note to liberals and the left: When a McCarthy (or Trump) comes along, it's misguided to think normal political rules don't apply. They do despite the lure of far-flung analyses rooted in psychology (e.g.: authoritarianism).

Weaponizing the Past

by Jill Lepore

How should the courts use history?

10 facts about the origins of American deportation policy

by Hidetaka Hirota

Where did the policy come from? When and why was it introduced in the United States? Who was the target of removal law? How were deportation laws enforced? In "Expelling the Poor," historian Hidetaka Hirota answers these questions in revealing the roots of immigration restriction in the United States.

The Putin Anomaly

by Leon Aron

In modern European history, Vladimir Putin is the first classically reactionary and even revanchist leader who is not, or at least not yet, an anti-Semite.

A Consequential Presidency

by David Greenberg

Bill Clinton rescued his party from near obscurity a quarter century ago. Democrats would be wise to closely examine the lessons of his tenure as they set out to rebuild after the devastating 2016 elections.

What Gorsuch Has in Common With Liberals

by Akhil Reed Amar

He's an originalist. So are (surprise!) a lot of liberals.

Donald Trump Is Not a Twenty-First Century Andrew Jackson

by Mark R. Cheathem

Historical comparisons can be just as misleading as they can be enlightening. Many of the similarities between the two men are superficial and collapse quickly.

That Time American Women Lost Their Citizenship Because They Married Foreigners

by Tanya N. Ballard

In March of 1907, Congress passed the Expatriation Act, which decreed, among other things, that U.S. women who married non-citizens were no longer Americans.

Reagan called America a ‘city on a hill’ because taxpayers funded the humanities

by Abram Van Engen

The phrase comes from a Puritan sermon by John Winthrop called “A Model of Christian Charity.”

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