Who wrote women out of Civil War history?
The alt-right and other fanatics of the ancient civilization are distorting history. Sparta can teach us how to rethink liberal democracy.
"The Nickel Boys" frees voices imprisoned in a forgotten past.
William Eddy was one of several devout Christians in the oil business who helped build a pivotal alliance in U.S. Middle East policy.
In an environment thick with conspiracy, we thrill to stories of truth versus evil. But at what cost?
A new book about the medieval holy wars exposes a crisis in the field of history.
Having only a hazy idea of what, exactly, fascism consists of makes it hard to explain why fascist rhetoric needs to be excluded from public discourse.
High defense costs are one of the surest ways to hasten a great power's decline.
Expertise matters. But lane-policing is counterproductive.
Saidiya Hartman’s book evokes the longings of black women once labeled “wayward.”
How cults feed on American ideals, aspirations, and hypocrisies.
Civilization creates. Civilization endures destruction. Civilization builds again.
Francesca Trivellato’s book on the history of credit debunks a bigoted cliché.
For over a century, the United States has played a role in inspiring and enabling white supremacy in Australia and New Zealand.
Expecting the brutally repressive state to liberalize magically the way Vietnam did is a pipe dream.
All that talk about "reclaiming" congressional war powers? Historically, Congress has applauded presidential wars.
This wasn't some great multi-decade reckoning. It wasn't foreordained. It was a series of accidents.
What the education secretary gets wrong about workforce training in public schools
How an archaeological discovery involving lapis lazuli and an 11th-century skeleton turned into an online drama
Brazil's history of military rule makes Bolsonaro more dangerous than the average strongman.