How do identity politics work in extremis? The resistance in the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising had to both suppress and amplify their Jewishness.
One scholar’s opinion: the Twenty-Fifth Amendment is a Pandora’s Box.
The writings of Martin Luther King, not so well known as his speeches and acts of civil disobedience, are a rich source for those researching his life.
Tea is bound up in the nation’s history of colonial expansion. British tea drinkers preferred Chinese tea at first, and had to be convinced on patriotic grounds to drink tea from India.
The late summer crime wave of 1744 London sparked an intense moral panic about crime that burnt itself out by the new year. But not before heads rolled.
Robert E. Gilbert argues that the key to understanding Ronald Reagan is knowing that he was the child of an alcoholic.
The colonial Dutch tradition of making social calls on New Year’s Day in New York was no match for 19th-century-style partying.
On a diet or cleanse in the new year? You’re continuing in the very American tradition of self-perfection.
Warriors rarely give up their power, but the samurai of Japan dwindled away rapidly after the Meiji Restoration and the modernization of the country.
West speaks on Obama’s legacy, the failures of American empire, and the role of race in Trump’s election.