Hare Majesteit ontvangt premier Trudeau op Paleis Soestdijk 27 februari 1975

Remembering Pierre Trudeau, Father of Canada’s New Prime Minister

Canada's new Prime Minister is the son of Pierre Trudeau, the most famous Canadian politician of the late 20th century.
Politicians Having a Beer

The Upside of Partisanship

How partisanship shapes voter decision-making and turnout.
Sanders campaigning in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2015

What Is Democratic Socialism?

Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist, but just what is democratic socialism and where did it come from?
Star Snow Festival

Let’s Take a Pilgrimage to the Snow Star of Peru

Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to celebrate the Christ of the Snow Star.
Thomas P. Gore

Senator Thomas Gore, Grandfather of Gore Vidal

Thomas Gore was a senator from Oklahoma. His isolationism philosophy may have been his greatest legacy to his grandson, Gore Vidal.
Cuisine des sorcières

What Caused the Salem Witch Trials?

Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.
Cover of the book The Catcher in the Rye written by J. D. Salinger.
 (left) The front cover of the first issue of Playboy, December 1953 (right)

J.D. Salinger and Playboy: The Fight Against Obscenity

The Citizens for Decent Literature launched various anti-obscenity campaigns against magazines like Playboy and MAD and books like Catcher in the Rye.
Mayor John Lindsay at the first public hearing on proposed executive capital budget.

John Lindsay, Last of the Liberal Republicans

Yes, there was once such a thing as a liberal Republican. We take a look at the rise and fall of John Lindsay, former Mayor of New York.
By FEMA News Photo (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Preventing Nuclear Terrorism

The fight for nuclear non-proliferation by state and non-state actors alike.
Natural tar seeps at the McKittrick Oil Field By Lldenke (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

When Petroleum Was Used As Medicine

We look at the discovery of petroleum, both linguistically and practically.