Week of July 8, 2013
| Announcing "Revolutionary Moments": A Group Blog|
Jack Censer, Bassam K. Haddad, and Peter K. Stearns
With the world once again filled with anticipation and dread of revolution, it is reasonable to examine what our predecessors experienced.
Tags: Arab Spring, Egyptian Revolution, Egypt, revolutions
|Edward Shorter: Historians Aren't Intellectually Equipped to Understand Science|
Most historians neither know nor care about the intricacies of scientific debate.
Tags: Edward Shorter, interviews, medicine, mental health
|The Nile of Democracy will Flood Egypt's Jihadists|
Egypt's coup d'état reflected the popular will.
Tags: Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Morsi, Egyptian Revolution
|How Ian Fleming Masterminded the Invasion of Sicily|
The author tricked the Germans into thinking Sardinia, not Sicily, was the true Allied target.
Tags: espionage, Ian Fleming, Sicily, World War II
News at Home
|MLK's Plan to End Gun Violence in Chicago|
Simon E. Balto
In 1966, Dr. King challenged street gangs to end the violence and the city of Chicago to end inequality.
Tags: MLK, Chicago, guns, street gangs
|America -- The Republic of Nothing?|
The U.S. is more tolerant than ever, but what does America stand for anymore?
Tags: United States, Fourth of July, multiculturalism, unraveling
|Shelby Co. v. Holder . . .|
Josh Brown's Life During Wartime
Tags: Rick Perry, Texas, secession, Voting Rights Act
|The Danger in Egypt is Real|
Even if the coup reflects the will of the majority, it could spark a civil war.
Tags: Egypt, Egyptian Revolution, Arab Spring, Mahmoud Morsi
|The Intricacies of Egyptian Coup d'États|
Unlike in 1952, the most recent coup is more like Turkey's frequent military putsches.
Tags: Egypt, Egyptian Revolution, Mahmoud Morsi, coups
|Still Preparing for Nuclear War|
Lawrence S. Wittner
The U.S. government is stuck in the policies of the 1940s when it comes to nuclear weapons.
Tags: nuclear weapons, Cold War, nuclear policy, Barack Obama
|Writing About the Military Will Screw with Your Life|
The old Pentagon runaround.
Tags: U.S. Army, journalism, war on terror
Historians & History
|OAH Committee on Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories Issues Statement on DOMA Ruling|
"[We recognize] that the Supreme Court's decisions do not change the fact that thirty-seven states do not recognize same-sex marriages."
Tags: OAH Committee on Status of LGBTQ Historians and Histories, LGBT history, LGBT historians, OAH
|Moving New Play on the Rosenbergs and 1950s Atomic Secrets|
Ethel Sings shines a light on the (possibly) innocent victim of the Rosenberg case.
Tags: Cold War, espionage, KGB, Rosenberg case
|Review of Allen C. Guelzo's Gettysburg: The Last Invasion|
Guelzo delivers the goods.
Tags: Allen Guelzo, Civil War, Gettysburg, books
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