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Five years ago this week, US troops stood by as mobs sacked Iraq's revered National Library and Archives. Despite little outside help, a cultural treasure soldiers on.
Two new books examine the history of the first women's rights campaign.
The new positive rights of the twenty-first century.
We must embrace the universal benefits of a government dedicated to preparing citizens for acompetitive and unpredictable world.
Revisionist histories of the Vietnam War challenge the notion that the South Vietnam government was a dysfunctional pseudo-state.
In Nicholson Baker's cut-and-paste history, the "good war" is bad.
The New Deal demonstrated the power of government to address failures of the market, and to retreat once it was no longer needed
The ethos of the New Deal is only more prescient and pressing today.
Real change cannot come from the top down alone; it must rise up from
the bottom as well.
Amity Schlaes's history of the Great Depression is nothing less than an attempt to reclaim the 1930s for the free market.