A supporter of President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Pensacola, FL, Nov. 3, 2018.

Donald Trump and the 'Paranoid Style' in American (Intellectual) Politics

Revisiting Holfstadter's "paranoid style" in the era of Trump.
Members of the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans at the official ribbon cutting for the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library at Beauvoir in Biloxi (2013) .

The Costs of the Confederacy

In the last decade, taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that perpetuate racist ideology.
Entrenched Australian soldiers wearing gas masks outside of Ypres, Belgium, September 27, 1917.

World War Waste

Memorials of World War I should focus on the truth—that it was bloody and pointless.
Jill Lepore.

'The Academy Is Largely Itself Responsible for Its Own Peril'

Jill Lepore on writing the story of America, the rise and fall of the fact, and how women’s intellectual authority is undermined.

What Thucydides Knew About the US Today

His accounts of polarization in ancient Athens are as relevant today they were thousands of years ago.
The raw number of BAs in history awarded in 2017 was smaller than in any year since 1991, and lower than each year between 1965 and 1977.

The History BA Since the Great Recession

In the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, no undergraduate area of study has fallen off more than history.
Monica Lewinsky and her entourage walk back to her Washington hotel after visiting her attorneys' office, February 2, 1999.

Why I Participated in a New Docuseries on The Clinton Affair

Reliving the events of 1998 was traumatic, yes—but also worth it, if it helps another young person avoid being “That Woman”-ed.

Review: "The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution"

A new book argues that the Revolution was fueled by the racist propaganda of Patriot leaders.
In honor of the birth of Gov. John Winthrop, who gave the 'City on a Hill' speech in 1630 (ca. 1870).

What We Get Wrong About ‘A City on Hill’

And why we need to rediscover its real meaning.
Indian troops at the Battle of the Somme. (1916)

How Colonial Violence Came Home: The Ugly Truth of the First World War

We remember WWI as an unexpected catastrophe. But for the millions living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new.
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, as illustrated in the Italian newspaper Domenica del Corriere, July 12, 1914.

'The Greatest Catastrophe the World Has Seen'

Considering six books on the outbreak of World War I and its place in history.

Snoopy Remembers the Great War

The Flying Ace reflected one generation’s memories of war and shaped those of the next.