national emergency

  • Will a Pandemic Shatter the Perception of American Exceptionalism?

    Historians including David Kennedy, Andrew Bacevich, David Oshinsky and Wilfred McClay discuss whether the idea of American uniqueness has hurt national preparedness for an epidemic, if it will help or hinder recovery, and if the COVID-19 crisis will dislodge the idea from popular consciousness.

  • Presidents Forge Their Legacies in Crises

    by Peter Baker

    It is too early to say how President Trump’s actions in the coronavirus outbreak will affect his legacy, but history is filled with lessons.