After World War II, the United States was battling the Soviet Union for cultural influence. In divided Berlin, the tactics included lavish consumer goods exhibitions.
Referendums have a way of turning everyone into a self-proclaimed political expert. But does giving a population the chance to directly weigh in on a specific issue lead to a more informed voting public?
For most of American history, Washington's Birthday was a really big deal, but, as scholar Barry Schwartz explains, that's changed a lot since the middle of the twentieth century.
One scholar's opinion: the Twenty-Fifth Amendment is a Pandora's Box.
Although Karl Marx never saw the U.S., he thought long and hard about how it fit into his theory, especially during the Civil War.
Is it possible to have a fair trial or an impartial jury in an age when anyone is just a viral tweet or a Facebook search away?
Alice Roosevelt set the tone for a more public first kid and laid the foundation for post-White-House activism like Chelsea Clinton’s.
It's easy to write off charisma as a superficial quality. Yet, studies have proven that charisma is in fact an integral element of good leadership.
White supremacists have declared themselves in danger of losing essential rights. It's the kind of argument racists have been making for a long time.
A scholar analyzes two of Barack Obama's commencement speeches, using West African nommo oratory as a guide.