by Jonathan Montano
Does Trump fit the mold defined by historians on conservatism? Does his brand of populism even fit the classical ideology of conservative populist thought?
SOURCE: The New York Times
Nicholas Buccola's book, "The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate Over Race in America" examines the debates between Baldwin and Buckley. The book is available now.
SOURCE: Society for US Intellectual History
by Andrew Klumpp
Klumpp reflects on USIH, what it means to be an intellectual historian and the USIH community
SOURCE: The Washington Post
September 15, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people have watched the riveting 1965 debate between the two writers — one white, the other black — on YouTube.
SOURCE: New Yorker
by Jill Lepore
Half man, half myth, Debs turned a radical creed into a deeply American one.
SOURCE: The Hill
by Eric Terzuolo
To the extent that there is a Trump administration philosophy of the state, the Kavanaugh article and Barr memo are foundational documents.
by HNN Editor
Speakers include: Corey Robin (CUNY), Leo Ribuffo (GW), Claire Potter (New School), David Ferriero (Archivist of the United States), and Russell Jacoby (Author of The Last Intellectuals).
SOURCE: S-USIH Blog
Benjamin Alpers received his PhD in history from Princeton University in 1994. He joined the faculty of the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma in 1998.In today’s New York Times, retired Army Lieutenant General and former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry and the historian David Kennedy published an op-ed entitled “Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart.” Eikenberry and Kennedy identify a very real problem: the increasing social distance between our increasingly high-tech, all-volunteer military and the rest of American society. Today’s military, they argue, presents “a disurbingly novel spectacle”:
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- Clayborne Carson Interviewed by World Socialist Web Site on 1619 Project
- “A staggering tour de force – but an opportunity missed”: a historian’s review of the film 1917
- NY Journal of Books Reviews Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy
- AHA Enrollment Study Finds History Enrollments Hold Study as Department Efforts Intensify