The passage of New York’s Reproductive Health Act and the jollification that followed it mark a turning point on abortion, just as John Calhoun’s speech did about slavery.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s inability to practice his Second Amendment rights was just another episode in a long history of attacks on African Americans.
Few of us are likely to withstand the withering judgment of those who come after us, whatever our positive contributions to humankind might be.
I began my work covering a civil war in Africa—or maybe it was Asia. But I never thought I’d end it (not that my career is actually ending) covering a civil war in my home country.
Reihan Salam discusses the complicated discourse around immigration, and why uncontrolled immigration is bad for everyone, even those foreign-born.
The emptying of our hall of heroes is not a random thing. It is driven by Jacobins who want to replace our history with something else—a falsified, political, agitprop version
An internecine debate about conservative support for Trump raises important questions about the role of the pundit and the purpose of debating ideas.
Douglass called out the horrors of slavery by affirming founding principles. Now leading voices in government and culture illuminate why his ideas matter today.
Some 600,000 Californians have signed a petition that would allow a vote on whether to split the state into three.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has written a book about the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues. It starts out well-intentioned, but ends up needlessly trying to score partisan political points.
We are in a very divided moment, and when divisions run that deep, centralized decision-making can make it worse. But that’s no argument for secession.
The Second Amendment was supposed to protect us from government by dispersing its coercive power among the people. We still adhere to that system today.
In his new biography ‘Grant,’ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Ron Chernow takes a fresh look at the checkered reputation of the Civil War hero and 18th president to restore his rightful place among great American leaders.
Our Thanksgiving celebration originated in our nation’s worst period of turmoil and bloodshed: the Civil War. Its lessons can help us today.
Enough with the trendy historical revisionism. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was right: the Civil War came about because compromise failed.
After this weekend’s events, reenactors—and the spectators and communities who love them—increasingly worry that living history will become the next casualty of America’s culture war.
Despite pervasive emphasis on contextualizing, the responses gives no hint of substantial historical knowledge beyond the received tropes of popular culture and press.
The reactions to Peggy Noonan’s tweets reveal the ignorance many have of the Civil War and the rash judgments they place on people in the past.
Attacking Robert E. Lee for treason now is like attacking Oedipus for not asking a man if he was his father before killing him—prosaic and beside the point.
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