Why serious historians believe American democracy is cracking up.
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As Russia threatens to invade Ukraine, the U.S. and NATO are facing fundamental questions about the alliance's purpose. Andrew Bacevich argues America should leave NATO.
A group of Black scholars and activists is writing a counter-narrative to The 1619 Project. Can it unite us, or will it intensify the history wars?
Nearly 70 years after Eisenhower pledged "Atoms for Peace," the U.S. and Iran remain hopelessly at odds over the latter's nuclear program.
A year after the assault on the Capitol, a Civil War historian says American democracy is cracking up.
The Washington Times' Ben Wolfgang on what to expect in year two of President Biden's management of global problems.
A futurist shares his vision of the American workplace. It is neither dystopian nor utopian.
Is the American workplace changing for the better?
Hailed in the West as a victory over communism, most Russians today regret the Soviet Union's breakup.
Max Hastings challenges us to embrace a balanced view of Winston Churchill's legacy at a time when young activists are condemning the Last Lion as a racist imperialist.
Presidential historians Jeremi Suri and Jeffrey Engel discuss the worst presidents to ever occupy the White House.
A new survey places George Washington at the top of the list of U.S. presidents. Who else belongs near the top?
Princeton historian Sean Wilentz argues majority rule, the foundation of democracy in the United States, is being deliberately undermined. The tension over majority rule and minority rights dates to our founding.
Conflict between the U.S. and Japan was not inevitable, and in the 1930s it would have seemed unnecessary that a dispute over China, where the U.S. had no vital strategic or material interest, should culminate in the events of Dec. 7, 1941.
The 1619 Project's new book-length interpretation of the American past was an immediate bestseller. But some scholars say it is still marred by egregious errors and cynical distortions.
The massing of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border is raising the specter of war between two countries that share a complex history. The idea of Ukraine in NATO is making things worse.
The heroic and heartwarming tale of Pilgrims and Indians feasting together in 1621 is one of America's most cherished founding myths. Let's talk about what actually happened.
Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping now have company in the pantheon of China's revered leaders. The ruling communist party is revising and using history to chart the way forward.
In his new biography of America's last king, Andrew Roberts pokes holes in our origin story by arguing King George III was no tyrant, and the North American colonists were not oppressed.
Critical race theory has become a catch-all term, turning history classes into a battleground in America's culture wars. An acclaimed historian says the controversy could thwart the teaching of uncomfortable subjects.
Historian John Barry, author of "The Great Influenza," says the U.S. might achieve herd immunity relatively soon, but thousands more Americans could needlessly die from COVID-19 this winter.
Former Virginia congresswoman Barbara Comstock believes Glenn Youngkin's victory can help the party move beyond Trumpism. To win back the White House, the conservative Comstock says the GOP must move on.