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Historians/History


  • Remembering Soldier's Bravery at Iwo Jima, 75 Years Later

    by Jack H. Lucas

    "I had no way of knowing that in a matter of a few short hours I would make the most important decision of my life and in the lives of three members of my fire team. The choice would be mine: either I could die alone or all of us would die together."


  • The Communist Manifesto Turns 172

    by Sam Ben-Meir

    This is a moment that we should not allow to pass without some reflection on the meaning to us today of Marx and Engels’ pamphlet.  


  • Re-Animating the 1619 Project: Teachable Moments Not Turf Wars

    by James Brewer Stewart

    Those of us who value the 1619 Project can reclaim our “teachable moment” by excavating beneath the heated rhetoric. There we will discover that the journalists and the historians embrace conflicting but equally valuable historical truths regarding slavery’s power to shape our nations past and present.


  • The Making of a Periphery

    by Ulbe Bosma

    How did the once-prosperous islands of Southeast Asia transform into a “peripheral” region?


  • Frank Ramsey: A Genius By All Tests for Genius

    by Cheryl Misak

    Unlike his friends Russell and Wittgenstein who focused on the vastness and the unknowability of the world, Ramsey believed it was more important to concentrate on what is admirable and conducive to living a good life. 


  • Modeling Grief: the Death of Children in Historical Perspective

    by Maria E. Doerfler

    As students of the history of emotions have argued, even the deepest and most primal feelings require models for experiencing one's own suffering and for responding appropriately to others’. The relative lack of such models in contemporary American society contrasts sharply with other eras' approach to voicing bereavement.


  • Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?

    by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Examining 14 presidencies since 1945 shows that a radically skeptical view of morality is bad history. Morals did matter.