History News Network - Front Page History News Network - Front Page articles brought to you by History News Network. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 Zend_Feed_Writer 2.1.3 (http://framework.zend.com) http://hnn.us editor@hnn.us (History News Network) History News Network HNN News Headlines Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/36260 http://hnn.us/article/36260 no author cited no author cited 0 After the Shooting Down of MH 17 ...  We Are All Waiting for Something to Happen Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156445 http://hnn.us/article/156445 Juliane Fuerst Juliane Fuerst 0 Where Is The Passion for Peace? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156456 http://hnn.us/article/156456 Walter G. Moss Walter G. Moss 0 Putin's Hands May Be Bloody, but this Was No Re-Run of KAL 007 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156434 http://hnn.us/article/156434 Mark B. Tauger Mark B. Tauger 0 Why Do We Have an Illegal Immigration Problem from Central America? We Should Know. We Helped Create It. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156446 http://hnn.us/article/156446 William Schell, Jr. William Schell, Jr. 0 Five Questions About World War I that Remain Unanswered Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156396 http://hnn.us/article/156396 J. Fred MacDonald J. Fred MacDonald 0 How "Five Old Men" Started the Roll-Back of Hiroshima Revisionism Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156184 http://hnn.us/article/156184 D. M. Giangreco D. M. Giangreco 0 So You Want to Get Good Scores on Rate My Professor? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156367 http://hnn.us/article/156367 Thomas Buttaccio Thomas Buttaccio 0 Is this What 1914 Looks Like in the 21st Century? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156422 http://hnn.us/article/156422 Jonathan Schell Jonathan Schell 0 Why Doesn't Everybody Know Who Alice Paul Was and What She Did? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156345 http://hnn.us/article/156345 J.D. Zahniser J.D. Zahniser 0 This Generation Changed America – And We Don't Think It too Made a Great Contribution? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156323 http://hnn.us/article/156323 Ron Briley Ron Briley 0 The Longest Battle of the First World War: Historian Paul Jankowski on the Slaughterhouse of Verdun (Interview) Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156418 http://hnn.us/article/156418 Robin Lindley Robin Lindley 0 I'm gonna wash that crime right out of my . . . Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/blog/153452 http://hnn.us/blog/153452 Joshua Brown Joshua Brown 0 What Went Wrong with the American Experiment? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156346 http://hnn.us/article/156346 Jim Sleeper Jim Sleeper 0 Why We Should Remember Lionel Ferbos for More than His Trumpet Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156423 http://hnn.us/article/156423 Mary Niall Mitchell Mary Niall Mitchell 0 Roundup Top 10! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156439 http://hnn.us/article/156439 no author cited no author cited 0 Three Lessons We Need to Heed from the Soviet Downing of KAL 007 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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. 

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156375 http://hnn.us/article/156375 Lawrence S. Wittner Lawrence S. Wittner 0 The Curse of The Occupation Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156328 http://hnn.us/article/156328 Pearl Duncan Pearl Duncan 0 That Summer You're Enjoying? What Few Realize. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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? Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156198 http://hnn.us/article/156198 Robin Lindley Robin Lindley 0 How a Book Reviewer Got My Book Wrong Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +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" Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156269 http://hnn.us/article/156269 M. Andrew Holowchak M. Andrew Holowchak 0 Review of Frank Zelko's "Make It a Green Peace!: The Rise of Countercultural Environmentalism" Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:49:02 +0000 http://hnn.us/article/156298 http://hnn.us/article/156298 Ron Briley Ron Briley 0