U.S. law prohibits American leaders from assassinating their counterparts in other nations. But targeted assassination has long been a part of history.
The Espionage Act of 1917 marked the beginning of the one of the most repressive periods in American history, with 2000 dissenters prosecuted.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canada as a nation. They that took as their model of democracy lessons from both Britain and the US.
Ronald Reagan is at the heart of the modern American politics of advertising, public relations, and a television in every home.
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy, let's examine his world view as President in the middle of the Cold War.
Noah Webster, author of An American Dictionary of the English Language published in 1828, invented the word "immigration."
American bureaucracy used to work through patronage, an informal system of job-distribution by the party in power. Why did it change?
The term "filibuster" used to refer to Americans who went to foreign countries to fight in their wars without the government’s permission.
An interview with Gareth Dale on his work on Karl Polanyi, and the past and future of capitalism.
What responsibility does the very wealthy have to the rest of the population? United States governor Winthrop Rockefeller provides a historical case study.