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  • July 22, 1999

    Still Not Over Over There?

    The estimates of the number of books written about World War I are in the hundreds of thousands.

    Hans Koning

  • July 8, 1999

    Scandalocracy

    Public scandals are America's favorite parlor sport. Learning about the flaws and misdeeds of the rich and famous seems to satisfy our egalitarian yearnings.

    Robert Dallek

  • April 8, 1999

    False History Lessons

    Confronted with the inexplicable, policy-makers and pundits alike grope for the apt historical analogy. It's a natural human reaction.

    Kai Bird

  • April 1, 1999

    Holocaust Denial: A Sequel

    The Case of Binjamin Wilkomirski's Fragments

    Until the past few months, bestowing any Holocaust honorific upon Binjamin Wilkomirski, the author of the

    Harvey Peskin

  • March 18, 1999

    Red Fox?

    The contracts are signed, the treatment is being written and Fox Television plans to fast-track production on a ten- to twelve-hour miniseries based on lefty historian Howard Zinn's A People's

    Tom Gogola

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  • February 25, 1999

    Remember the Alamo, Part II

    On the fourth of August last year in San Antonio, the Alamo rumbled.

    Bárbara Renaud González

  • February 24, 1999

    After Alienation

    Since the collapse of the Berlin wall and the Soviet Union, many on the left seem to have swallowed the idea that there is no alternative to capitalism.

    Daniel Singer

  • January 28, 1999

    History by the Letter

    Whatever else the investigations of the President have uncovered, they have yielded thousands of sources--transcripts, letters, memos, audio- and videotapes--which Americans have devoured wi

    Louis P. Masur

  • December 24, 1998

    Rehnquist’s Impeachment Gavel

    William Rehnquist was Richard Nixon's chief legal strategist when Nixon appointed him to the Supreme Court in 1971.

    Bruce Neuborne

  • December 17, 1998

    The Other Impeachment

    Once before in American history, during the turbulent era of Reconstruction that followed the Civil War, a President was impeached by the House and tried before the Senate--Andrew Johnson.

    Eric Foner