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Sorry, Donald: Minnesota's Norwegian immigrants fled a shithole too

by Susan Du

People usually don't uproot themselves from their homelands, cross oceans carrying all their worldly possessions, and resettle in a strange land if they're not trying to leave behind something shitty.


Historians Have Long Thought Populism Was a Good Thing. Are They Wrong?

by Joshua Zeitz

Today’s populist resurgence has us rethinking the role these movements play in U.S. politics.


Tracing the Racist Roots of Donald Trump’s Obscenities

by Jelani Cobb

President Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric is part of a larger offensive against any form of immigration that would make the United States resemble the ethnic diversity of his native Queens.


Donald Trump doesn’t understand Haiti, immigration or American history

by Chantalle F. Verna

Donald Trump’s denigrating comments about Haiti during a recent congressional meeting shocked people around the globe, but given his track record of disrespecting immigrants, they were not actually that surprising.


What Happens When Americans Try to Psychoanalyze Their Leaders

by David Greenberg

The impulse is natural, but the results aren’t pretty.


President Trump isn’t crazy. But he is dangerous.

by Federico Finchelstein

What we miss when we focus on the president's mental health.


What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

by Lisa Bitel

One famous 12th-century saga involved a young philosopher, Abelard, and his teenage student Héloise. The story has many similarities with news of modern-day aggressors, with one major exception: None of today’s harassers has suffered medieval punishment.


The Death Cult of Trumpism

by Greg Grandin

Through racism and nationalism, Trump leverages tribal resentment against an emerging manifest common destiny.


American Polynesia, Rising Seas and Relocation

by Laray Polk

In the next 30 to 50 years, rising sea levels caused by global warming will subsume low-lying islands in the Pacific Ocean.


Paying for Climate Change

by Stephen Macekura

Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.


The World According to Trump

by Alfred W. McCoy

Or How to Build a Wall and Lose an Empire


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