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  • The Truth About the Holocaust and Holocaust Education

    by Ira Bedzow and Stacy Gallin

    A high school principal was removed from his position after refusing to admit that the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event.” This is not only unacceptable, it is irresponsible. One does not need to be a professional historian to know that the Holocaust occurred.


  • Mary Jo Kopechne’s Legacy

    by William C. Kashatus

    This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the night Senator Edward M. Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. His 28-year-old passenger was killed in the accident.


  • Billionaires and American Politics

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Big money politics in America has always existed, but the influence of billionaires has become increasingly influential in recent years.


  • Jimmy Carter, Public Historian

    by Evan A. Kutzler

    The work that the Carters do at the local level meets the National Council on Public History's inclusive definition of the field: "public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world."


  • A Declaration of Independence from Hunger

    by William Lambers

    Food is of the utmost importance to our domestic and foreign policies. Each one of us can do something about it, especially when it comes to helping charities fight hunger.


  • America, One and Inseparable

    by Vaughn Davis Bornet

    A reflection this 4th of July on the challenges the United States face and how history can guide us. 


  • The 2020 Election and Presidential Age

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    We could have the oldest President in American history at inauguration with Sanders, Biden or Warren, or the youngest President in American history with Buttigieg, Gabbard, Swalwell or Moulton.


  • The Declassified History of Hitler's British Traitors

    by Tim Tate

    For all the genuine unity and determination of the vast majority of the British population to defeat Hitler, there was also a small – but dangerous – sub-stratum which yearned for the day when his troops could goose-step down Whitehall amid an orgy of swastika flags.


  • Colin Powell’s Recent “Lincoln Medal” Disregards A Checkered Past

    by Jeffrey J. Matthews

    Powell’s outstanding service as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff notwithstanding, the perpetual lionizing of the general has had the effect of misbalancing the historical record. Despite of—or because of—his popularity and patriotic achievements, Powell has not been held to account for some of his major failings as a public servant.


  • The Case for Religious Progressivism

    by Walter G. Moss

    Those who argue, “We should keep religion out of politics,” are being simplistic. One can more properly cite individuals like Frederick Douglass, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, and Pope Francis who counter that the spiritual and moral values commonly advocated by major religions should inspire our politics.