Roundup



  • What a medieval love saga says about modern-day sexual harassment

    by Lisa Bitel

    One famous 12th-century saga involved a young philosopher, Abelard, and his teenage student Héloise. The story has many similarities with news of modern-day aggressors, with one major exception: None of today’s harassers has suffered medieval punishment.



  • Paying for Climate Change

    by Stephen Macekura

    Despite his extreme rhetoric, Trump is merely the latest in a long line of U.S. leaders unwilling to pony up for global environmental accords.



  • The Death Cult of Trumpism

    by Greg Grandin

    Through racism and nationalism, Trump leverages tribal resentment against an emerging manifest common destiny.


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • The Future of Work, a History

    by Kevin Baker

    America has a long, complicated track record of dreading that robots would take our jobs.



  • The deterrence myth

    by David P Barash

    Nuclear deterrence continues to dominate international relations. Yet there is no proof it ever worked, nor that it ever will.