Roundup

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.



  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • Trump’s War on Knowledge

    by Ariel Dorfman

    There has always been a disturbing strand of anti-intellectualism in American life, but never has an occupant of the White House exhibited such a toxic mix of ignorance and mendacity.



  • Brexit: ‘Take Back Control’?

    by Simon Head

    The only solution that makes sense for Britain: to abandon the whole disastrous project altogether.



  • The Democratic Autocrat

    by Nancy Isenberg

    Jackson. Trump. Dragon slayers or savage bullies?


  • Roundup Top 10!

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



  • No, There Is No Precedent for Donald Trump

    by Sean Wilentz

    Understanding our current situation begins with the recognition that Trump and his incipient regime are utterly abnormal.



  • The Teen Killer Who Radicalized the NRA

    by Gil Troy

    Harlon Carter transformed the NRA from a rifle club into the take-no-prisoners anti-gun-control powerhouse. But he also had a very dark past.



  • What Do We Do with Our Dead?

    by Jill Lepore

    Our mortuary conventions reveal a lot about our relation to the past.



  • The Death of Che Guevara Declassified

    by Peter Kornbluh

    A top-secret CIA memo shows that US officials considered his execution a crucial victory—but they were mistaken in believing Che’s ideas could be buried along with his body.