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Roundup


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Max Boot’s Screed Against Historians

    by John Fea

    Boot is the latest public intellectual to chide academic historians for failing to speak to public audiences. 



  • Why History is Important Today

    by Luis Martínez-Fernández

    "The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”



  • Why Are We Still Segregating Black History in February?

    by Christina Proenza-Coles

    Even before the U.S. was a nation, African-Americans played crucial roles in nearly every stage of history in the new world. ‘Honoring’ that history in one month is a travesty.



  • Winthrop's "City" Was Exceptional, Not Exceptionalist

    by Jim Sleeper

    There are compelling anthropological reasons why almost every society in history has invented “special covenant” and “origin” myths, or “constitutive fictions.” 


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Video of the Week: "Real Black History"

    Professors Jelani Cobb, Jamilah Lemieux, Mychal Denzel Smith, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, George Wallace, and Walter Naegle are here to remind you that Black History is American History and it doesn't fit in one tweet.



  • The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo

    by James Kirchick

    The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.