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The terrible tragedy of the Titanic was entirely preventable.

Franklin Roosevelt is elected on the promise of a new deal, something the country needs desperately.

With the Gulf of Tonkin resolution authorizing war in Vietnam, its clear that America hasn't learned its lesson from previous foreign policy mistakes in the region.

Robert F. Kennedy campaigned for peace on a platform that courageously opposed the policies that his brother set in motion.

A marcher braves the maelstrom of the civil rights movement.

With what seemed a lifetime worth of achievements behind him, how was it possible that Martin Luther King Jr. was only 39 when he was killed?

John Hinckley may have been the one to pull the trigger, but who's to blame for his anger?

Jimmy Carter defeats Gerald Ford, but he still has much to prove.

The families of the students shot by the National Guard at Kent
State go to court to seek a measure of justice, but the federal
government continues to stonewall them.

The murder of four students by the National Guard at Kent State should have, and could have, been prevented.

Blogs

Has the romanticization of American history allowed the resurgence of discriminatory practices in recent episodes of crisis?

July 30, 2014

"About nothing does the mob forget so quickly as about war."

July 28, 2014

Reflections on the meaning of the French Revolution in the shadow of Adolf Hitler.

July 14, 2014

“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Margaret Sanger and Charlotte Perkins Gilman and John Dewey, oh my!

July 10, 2014

The politicians were happy, if nobody else.

July 1, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

The Nation’s predictive capacities were pretty mixed.

June 28, 2014

The justices didn’t quote Christian Parenti, but they should have.

June 25, 2014

There is a model for Dick Cheney’s belief that when it comes to being greeted as liberators, second time’s a charm.

June 18, 2014