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Today 6:05 pm
Does New Hampshire Always Back Its Neighbors? Ask President Ted Kennedy
The argument that Sanders is leading primarily because he’s a neighbor disregards New Hampshire voters, and New Hampshire history.
Today 12:20 pm
What We Can Learn From Eleanor Roosevelt in a Time of Xenophobia
Less than ten days after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the American people not to give in to their fear.
David B. Woolner
February 2, 2016
What Can Today’s Peace Movement Learn From Vietnam?
The best way to protect American lives is to refuse to take sides in someone else’s civil war.
January 29, 2016
Why I’m Ready for More Slavery Films
As politicians and pundits dismiss slavery as ancient history, we need more movies forcing us to confront its reality.
Mychal Denzel Smith
January 28, 2016
The Origins of Blood Libel
E.M. Rose reconsiders where the anti-Semitic slur came from, and how it stuck around.
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January 21, 2016
Before Europe’s Intrusion
A 17th-century map reinforces what few other than historians of China have known: It was an open and diverse world with a long tradition of maritime commerce.
January 14, 2016
Start Making Sense: Should Feminists Vote For Hillary Clinton?
Katha Pollitt vs. Liza Featherstone on Hillary; plus Tavis Smiley on Martin Luther King’s last year.
Start Making Sense
January 11, 2016
Israel’s Settler Diplomacy Has Apparently Failed in Brazil
Brazil’s rejection of settler-advocate Dani Dayan as ambassador sends a strong message to Netanyahu and the Israeli right.
January 7, 2016
The Many Manipulations of Henry Kissinger
In his new biography, Niall Ferguson is blind to his subject’s recklessness and treachery.
January 7, 2016
‘Gifts of Thought to Europe From an Intimate Stranger’
A brilliant exhibit in London uses archival fragments to tell a story of violence and creation.