The last 25 years of urban unrest in America, and around the world, show how rapidly domestic tranquility can collapse when law enforcement steps aside or is overwhelmed.
Eugenics was not a fringe theory. It was taught without controversy in colleges and high schools across the country and a consensus of scientists attested to its validity.
This year Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day coincide on the same day: April 24, 2017. The coincidence is especially noteworthy this year.
Progressives hate Steve Bannon’s fascination with a book that suggests history is cyclical. It undermines a progressive worldview that yearns for utopia.
We can learn a lot by looking back at history. Here I revisit the rise and fall of the lobotomy and compare it to today’s enthusiasm for altering children’s bodies to match their gender identities.
Joseph Stalin received great publicity, the New York Times published exclusive interviews with Stalin, and Walter Duranty could live glamorously. Everyone benefitted but starving Ukranians.
The Ides of March on March 15, 44 B.C., is among the most important dates in the political history of Western civilization.
Our greatest presidents drank—some responsibly, others to hooch-happy excess. The effects of alcohol seem to have enhanced their statesmanship.
To understand liberals’ sudden admiration for Alexander Hamilton, it helps to consider what they think of the other Founding Fathers.
Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
Edmund Burke advocated for a political version of HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper.’ Take the old, and revive it. Fix what’s broken—don’t just start over.
By conscientious study and reflection, Frederick Douglass acquired a strong and proud American patriotism that he would retain for the rest of his life. Two Harvard professors say otherwise.
A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus Hall was always busy promoting ‘truth and good.’
Time has eschewed the history of the holiday’s namesake in favor of joyful chances to make elaborate and often costly proclamations of love and devotion.
Of the 44 persons who have served as president, only one ever received a Letters Patent for an invention: a man whose 208th birthday we commemorate on February 12.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
Comparing either Trump or Obama to Lincoln isn’t necessarily a positive exercise. Regardless, Trump is clearly the heir-apparent.
By now, John Dean’s pronouncements on the scandals du jour have become one of the most predictable tropes in political journalism.
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