Roundup



  • The Descent of Democracy

    by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

    Trump is indeed a threat to democracy but it is important to recognize that the threats are not new.


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    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • The Worst 1st Year of Foreign Policy Ever

    by Melvyn P. Leffler

    Most presidents struggle in their first year as commander in chief. But Donald Trump got tired of winning before he started.



  • America Wasn’t Built for Humans

    by Andrew Sullivan

    Tribalism was an urge our Founding Fathers assumed we could overcome. And so it has become our greatest vulnerability.



  • The Making and the Breaking of the Legend of Robert E. Lee

    by Eric Foner

    Whatever the fate of his statues and memorials, so long as the legacy of slavery continues to bedevil American society, it seems unlikely that historians will return Lee, metaphorically speaking, to his pedestal.



  • Give Peace a Chance

    by Maurice Isserman

    A review of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary.  Conclusion:  It's anti-revisionist (the war was wrongheaded). But it's also anti anti-war. 



  • All-or-nothing politics belittles us all

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Its hallmarks are the complete denigration of your foes and a refusal to give any ground even when confronted by facts that don’t fit your point of view.



  • Is Diversity Tearing the United States Apart?

    by Victor Davis Hanson

    If America’s set of values becomes a pick-and-choose potpourri, there is no unity. And then America will certainly become yet another one of history’s casualties of diversity.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.