Roundup



  • Reagan was the Gipper. Trump is the grifter.

    by Max Boot

    During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump acolytes claimed that he was the second coming of Ronald Reagan. A perfectly plausible proposition, if you know nothing about Reagan or Trump.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • What South Korea can learn from Germany

    by A. James McAdams

    History suggests the enunciation of a South Korean version of Germany’s “change through rapprochement” could be Washington’s best hope.



  • Billy Graham was on the wrong side of history

    by Matthew Avery Sutton

    Racial tensions are rising, the earth is warming, and evangelicals are doing little to help. That may be Graham’s most significant, and saddest, legacy.



  • Video of the Week: “I am a Slave”

    A video from the TV show, "black-ish” celebrating Juneteenth, the day former slaves chose to celebrate the end of slavery.



  • The Soul of W. E. B. Du Bois

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    How the 1899 lynching of Sam Hose affected the writing of W.E.B. Du Bois's classic.



  • When Immigrants Were Welcomed

    by Jim Sleeper

    Congress has failed immigrants again. But in the 1920s, this plan quieted xenophobes and nurtured new Americans.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • Abraham Lincoln's Secret Visits to Slaves

    by William R. Black

    In the mid-1930s, the Federal Writers’ Project interviewed thousands of former slaves, some of whom claimed the president came to their plantations disguised as a beggar or a peddler, telling them they’d soon be free.



  • The failed president who almost got ousted

    by Donald Nieman

    Who’s the most vulgar, racist, thin-skinned, vituperative U.S. president?  Donald Trump and Andrew Johnson have much in common.