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Roundup



  • Fake News, Then and Now

    by Tracy Campbell

    Rumor and gossip during World War II reflected currents of racism in American society, as well as many citizens' unwillingness to make deep sacrifices to the war effort. 



  • The ‘Liberal World Order’ Was Built With Blood

    American politicians, pundits and citizens need to understand that the history of American influence in the world has included violent subversion of democracy in the name of American interests.



  • Trump Keeps Taking Pages From Joe McCarthy’s Playbook

    by Larry Tye

    Anyone hoping the recency of Trump's conversion to Republicanism and conservatism might allow him to govern productively with Democrats should heed the example of Joseph McCarthy, who similary rebranded himself a conservative. Neither moderated because their political survival depended on extremism.



  • From Associate to Full Professor

    by Keisha N. Blain

    Although securing tenure and tenure-track jobs has received great attention lately, it is important that historians from underrepresented groups successfully pursue promotion to full professorship in their institutions to diversify leadership in the profession. 



  • The Great Depression, Coronavirus Style: Crashes, Then and Now

    by Nomi Prins

    Monetary policy responses to the current crisis can't fix either the structural problems that make the economy vulnerable to severe disruption or the virus and public health crisis that underlie that disruption. Governments must choose to take coordinated action on multiple fronts. 



  • The Coming of a Social-Distancing Version of War

    by Danny Sjursen

    With U.S. troops still fighting in Somalia, former West Point history instructor Danny Sjursen takes a deep dive into the future of American war in a Covid-19 world.



  • Baltimore Was a Key Place For Trump, If He Only Knew

    by Jamie Stiehm

    It's odd that Trump could give a speech about Francis Scott Key with nearly all the facts wrong; the slaveowner was a key adviser to Andrew Jackson, the model for Trump's brand of white reactionary populism.