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Roundup



  • A Revolution of Values

    by Peniel E. Joseph

    Racial apartheid’s grip on American democracy, argued King, corrupted the nation in war and peace.



  • COVID-19: When History Has No Lessons

    by Gaëtan Thomas and Guillaume Lachenal

    Guillaume Lachenal and Gaëtan Thomas argue that an over-reliance on the allure of ‘pandemic precedents’ needs to be replaced with an enhanced understanding of the capacity of present crises to resist historical interpretation.



  • Wall Street Wins – Again: Bailouts in the Time of Coronavirus

    by Nomi Prins

    If ground-up solutions to help ordinary Americans and small businesses aren’t adopted, one thing is predictable: once this crisis has been “managed,” we’ll be set up for a larger one in an even more disparate world.



  • The Liberal Arts, the People, and the Pandemic

    by Jonathan W. Wilson

    Other than professional experts, the Americans who understand the crisis best—regardless of political ideology—are those who have a well-rounded imagination.



  • Anti-Intellectualism is Killing Us

    by Scott Laderman

    For decades the Republican Party has railed against expertise, painting it as a conspiratorial assault on so-called “conservative” values and the millions of Americans who embrace them.



  • The Internet Archive Chooses Readers

    by Karin Wulf

    To elevate the needs of the reader above all others is to dismiss the labor of archivists, authors, compositors, designers, editors, librarians, marketers, metadata creators, and all the other myriad people involved in bringing knowledge into being and into the marketplace.



  • The Lone Woman of Kokura

    by Nyri A. Bakkalian

    Who was the Lone Woman in the Kokura Castle town ruins that day in 1866? We don’t know her name, though we know where she died in Kokura.



  • Reality Has Endorsed Bernie Sanders

    by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

    American life has been suddenly and dramatically upended, and, when things are turned upside down, the bottom is brought to the surface and exposed to the light.



  • Having It Easy in the Beginning, Tough in the End

    by William J. Astore

    Retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and historian William Astore makes it so vividly clear, recalling a prophesy of his own dad, that if demobilization remains our position in the tough times to come, we're going to be in deep, deep trouble.