SOURCE: New York Magazine
Encouraged by Rudy Giuliani, thousands of New York City Police officers, some drunk, staged a riot at City Hall and on the Brooklyn Bridge to protest Mayor David Dinkins's 1992 proposal of an all-civilian, independent police complaint review board. Why has this pivotal event been scrubbed from many New Yorkers' memories?
by Eric Jager
A call for "trial by combat" may seem desperate or insane, but may also hint at a desire for a clear, definitive verdict when truth proves elusive. A medievalist reconstructs the world that allowed the last legal, judicial duel.
The History Briefing On This Week's Impeachment Updates: How Historians Helped Us Understand the News
by Paige Morse
Historians play a key role in contextualizing current events for the public.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Rudy Giuliani comparing impeachment to the Salem witch trials is a little right and a lot wrong, expert says
Featuring historian Emerson W. Baker.
by Jim Sleeper
Giuliani’s mind and career tell us as much as the impeachment inquiries are likely to do about why Trump’s presidency is so perverse.
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