The Unknown Supreme Court Clerk Who Single-Handedly Created the Roe v. Wade Viability Standard
All roads lead to Larry Hammond, Justice Lewis Powell’s law clerk at the time.
The Long History of Anti-CRT Politics
The history of anti-racial justice rhetoric.
How A Corporation Convinced American Jews To Reach For Crisco
A Proctor & Gamble ad-man on the Lower East Side recognized a big marketing opportunity when he saw one.
Vintage Photos Show What Living Rooms Looked Like Before TV
Photos reveal how people structured their living rooms before the television became widespread.
Inventing the Science of Race
In 1741, Bordeaux’s Royal Academy of Sciences held an essay contest searching for the origin of “blackness.” The results help us see how Enlightenment thinkers justified slavery.
New York Review of Books
John Rawls and Liberalism’s Selective Conscience
With its doctrine of fairness, A Theory of Justice transformed political philosophy. But what did it leave out?
Can Cold War History Prevent U.S.-Chinese Calamity?
Learning the right lessons of the past.
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