The episode reflects poorly on Biden.
A bust of the Dred Scott author stands in the old Supreme Court chambers in the capitol.
John Lewis' life was a testament to the power of free speech and peaceful agitation.
Helter Skelter: An American Myth doesn’t shed new light, but it’s excellent journalism.
What happens when a prank or spoof sparks a real belief?
What happens when a decades-long mystery gets solved while you’re explaining it?
The media and activists are using revisionist history of the Stonewall Riots to fit their intersectional narrative.
Walter Duranty and The New York Times have blood on their hands in this historical re-enactment.
Frederick Douglass: "There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour."
Our reality is now Fox Mulder, Dale Gribble, Chief Wiggum, and a home movie of a guy getting hit in the groin.
The perpetual scapegoat for unrest
In the winding hills above Hollywood, musical history was made.
The anti-voucher polemic is augmented by historical half-truths and selective omissions of countervailing evidence.
While Europe was in revolt, America had its own Free Soil revolution of 1848.
Is COVID-19 bringing the mythology of America as a nation of immigrants to an end? Q&A with The New York Times' Jia Lynn Yang
Little Richard helped make the United States a little more black, a little more queer, and a little more free.
Sen. Josh Hawley's Plan To Abolish the World Trade Organization Is Based on Fake Economics and False History
Hawley is charting the next path for the Trump-style anti-trade nationalism that has infected the Republican Party.
A lost volume of American history finds the light of day.
Economic historian Phillip W. Magness on classical liberalism and abolition, Abraham Lincoln's contested legacy, and why history matters in contemporary politics.
In a new collection, the economic historian documents how classical liberals pushed for abolition and equality in 19th-century America.
Friday A/V Club: Daniel Tucker discusses his documentary Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas—and we also screen the movie itself.
Spanish Flu Experience Might Indicate That Public Policy Interventions Don't Have Long-Term Economic Effects
Though focused on manufacturing and banking, this study sees economic optimism in quick and thorough interventions to keep people isolated.
CIA, KGB, MI6, and all the others
A big contraction was followed by a bustling aftermath—but with notable negative long-term effects as well.
Thought during an epidemic from a defender of freedom
HBO's adaptation of Philip Roth's novel is much more interesting when viewed on its own merits.
A history professor disputed some of Nikole Hannah-Jones's claims about slavery and the American Revolution.
The Holocaust and its fallout can be tackled with humor. But this Amazon show fails at its aims.
The long, strange, and unfinished trip of a sitcom-writing legend who turned right after the Cold War, co-founded a podcast empire, turned on to psychedelics, and got turned off to politics.