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Historians/History


  • The Greatest Generals Across Generations

    by Benjamin Runkle

    The Greatest Generation’s generals’ triumphs were anything but predetermined, and required a series of accidents and twists of fate to bring them to the point where their innate courage, intelligence, and determination could be decisive.


  • FDR's Token Jewish Refugee Shelter

    by Rafael Medoff

    Granting temporary refuge was a way of addressing the life-and-death crisis that Europe’s Jews faced, without incurring the wrath of those who opposed permanent immigration.


  • History is a Verb, Something You Do: An Interview with Mark Doyle

    by Erik Moshe

    “History can help us understand the structural forces that foster suspicion, prejudice, resentment, and violence, and once we understand those forces we can begin to make better choices not just about how we live our own lives, but how we order our societies.”