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“We Win and They Lose”
This week in history: the birth of "The Reagan Doctrine" and the closing era of the Cold War.
Wounds of Body and Mind
Looking back on the cost of battle, through the figure of the deserter.
“A Parity of Incomprehension”
Captain James Cook landed in the Hawaiian Islands on January 18, 1778.
“The Light is the Same”
This week in 1949, the cornerstone of Washington D.C.'s Islamic Center was laid.
The President’s Pulpit
The 225-year history of the State of the Union address has seen the introduction of the Monroe Doctrine, the War on Poverty -- and more than a few calculated applause lines.
120 years ago this week, Auguste and Louis Lumière introduced the "cinematograph" to the world.
Pity, Fear and the American Musical
This week in 1927, "Show Boat" transformed Broadway -- in matters of both style and substance.
Weeping and Marching in the Streets
Five years ago this week: Tunisia's "Jasmine Revolution."
Kyoto and After
Eighteen years ago this week, the U.N. agreement on human-caused climate change was adopted....
From the Jungle to the Highway
Fifty years ago this week, Ralph Nader updated the muckraking tradition made famous by writers like Upton Sinclair.
Why a painter, not a politician, put his stamp on Thanksgiving.
“The Cause Needed a Martyr”
This week in history: the death of Joe Hill, the fate of unions and the arrival of the "sharing economy."