History News Network - Front Page History News Network - Front Page articles brought to you by History News Network. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://hnn.us editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network Three Lessons We Need to Heed from the Soviet Downing of KAL 007 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156379 http://hnn.us/article/156379 Walter G. Moss Walter G. Moss 0 Historical Humility

The great temptation that follows from that fact is historical arrogance—an unspoken certainty that because we know it now, we would have known it then. 

The great challenge, therefore, is to impose upon ourselves historical humility, to remind ourselves that the historical actors we study did not have the advantage we do of knowing the story’s end. 

I was reminded of that recently while doing some research at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY. I’m working on the role of radio in the Great Debate over American intervention in World War II, and came across some of the countless personal letters people wrote to FDR on the subject. 

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153433 http://hnn.us/blog/153433 Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards Mark Byrnes's Facing Backwards 0
Which Historians Have Made Bank in the United States? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156340 http://hnn.us/article/156340 Alexandra M. Webster Alexandra M. Webster 0 Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156375 http://hnn.us/article/156375 Lawrence S. Wittner Lawrence S. Wittner 0 HNN News Headlines Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/36260 http://hnn.us/article/36260 no author cited no author cited 0 The Curse of The Occupation Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156363 http://hnn.us/article/156363 Dr. Alon Ben-Meir Dr. Alon Ben-Meir 0 Why Didn't Anyone Kill Hitler? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156378 http://hnn.us/article/156378 Daniel Mandel Daniel Mandel 0 Shouldn't the People Who Build Cities Be Able to Live in Them? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156328 http://hnn.us/article/156328 Pearl Duncan Pearl Duncan 0 That Summer You're Enjoying? What Few Realize. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156369 http://hnn.us/article/156369 Jackson Murphy Jackson Murphy 0 Why a Contrarian History of the United States Is Needed Now Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156329 http://hnn.us/article/156329 Ilan Stavans Ilan Stavans 0 Is It 1914 All Over Again, Only this Time in Asia? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156322 http://hnn.us/article/156322 Tom Clifford Tom Clifford 0 The Brutal Reality of the Iraq War: An Interview with Award-Winning Photographer Michael Kamber on the Hidden War Seen by Photojournalists Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156198 http://hnn.us/article/156198 Robin Lindley Robin Lindley 0 How a Book Reviewer Got My Book Wrong Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156325 http://hnn.us/article/156325 Jonathan Israel Jonathan Israel 0 Review of Keith Thomson’s "Jefferson’s Shadow: The Story of His Science" Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156269 http://hnn.us/article/156269 M. Andrew Holowchak M. Andrew Holowchak 0 Israel’s Groundhog Day: Reverse Snowballs and the Horror of Lawn-Mowing Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156309 http://hnn.us/article/156309 Juan Cole Juan Cole 0 Why Does Hamas Want War? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156310 http://hnn.us/article/156310 Daniel Pipes Daniel Pipes 0 How Bad Is the Hobby Lobby Ruling? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156320 http://hnn.us/article/156320 Dr. Emma Long Dr. Emma Long 0 Which Historians Have the Most Followers on Twitter? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156247 http://hnn.us/article/156247 Erik Moshe Erik Moshe 0 Kids Are Learning to be Leftists in Public Schools by Historians with an Ax to Grind? Few topics get conservatives more riled up than the notion that kids are learning to be leftists in public schools. ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156217 http://hnn.us/article/156217 Adam Laats Adam Laats 0 Why You Can't Ignore Religion If You Want to Understand Foreign Policy Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156246 http://hnn.us/article/156246 Leo P. Ribuffo Leo P. Ribuffo 0 Channeling George Washington: Losing the Initiative Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156265 http://hnn.us/article/156265 Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming 0 Have We Really Been Reading the Declaration of Independence Wrong? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156277 http://hnn.us/article/156277 Matthew Dennis Matthew Dennis 0 The 10 Questions You Need Answers to About the Caliphate Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156280 http://hnn.us/article/156280 Ali A. Olomi Ali A. Olomi 0 Is the Right to Contraception Services Now in Danger? Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156282 http://hnn.us/article/156282 Heather Munro Prescott Heather Munro Prescott 0 80,000 Prostitutes? The Myth of Victorian London's Love Affair with Vice Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156189 http://hnn.us/article/156189 Judith Flanders Judith Flanders 0 This Founding Father Wasn't Always Loved Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156245 http://hnn.us/article/156245 Thomas A. Foster Thomas A. Foster 0 A Life In Cartoons: An Interview with New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156289 http://hnn.us/article/156289 Robin Lindley Robin Lindley 0 When the United States Spoke French Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156213 http://hnn.us/article/156213 François Furstenberg François Furstenberg 0 Our Winston Churchill Problem Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156131 http://hnn.us/article/156131 Lawrence James Lawrence James 0 We’ve Heard from John McCain. We Need to Hear from Someone Like George McGovern. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156276 http://hnn.us/article/156276 Mike McQuillan Mike McQuillan 0 How Germans Came to View Claus von Stauffenberg as a Hero -- And Thank Goodness! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:13 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156186 http://hnn.us/article/156186 Randall Hansen Randall Hansen 0