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  • Climate Change and the Last Great Awakening

    by Douglas S. Harvey

    The Last Great Awakening, if it is to be massive and successful, must involve profoundly altering our personal behaviors and inner lives while seriously committing to living in a sustainable way.


  • Do We Want the America of Frederick Douglass or Donald Trump?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Which kind of America do we want? A “composite nation” that takes pride in its ethnic and religious diversity and sets an example for other countries who are fearful of immigrants? Or an America afraid of immigrants, especially if not lily white, Christian ones, as Trump and many of his followers desire?


  • The Truth About the Holocaust and Holocaust Education

    by Ira Bedzow and Stacy Gallin

    A high school principal was removed from his position after refusing to admit that the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event.” This is not only unacceptable, it is irresponsible. One does not need to be a professional historian to know that the Holocaust occurred.


  • Mary Jo Kopechne’s Legacy

    by William C. Kashatus

    This weeks marks the 50th anniversary of the night Senator Edward M. Kennedy drove his black Oldsmobile off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. His 28-year-old passenger was killed in the accident.


  • Billionaires and American Politics

    by Lawrence Wittner

    Big money politics in America has always existed, but the influence of billionaires has become increasingly influential in recent years.


  • Jimmy Carter, Public Historian

    by Evan A. Kutzler

    The work that the Carters do at the local level meets the National Council on Public History's inclusive definition of the field: "public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world."


  • A Declaration of Independence from Hunger

    by William Lambers

    Food is of the utmost importance to our domestic and foreign policies. Each one of us can do something about it, especially when it comes to helping charities fight hunger.


  • America, One and Inseparable

    by Vaughn Davis Bornet

    A reflection this 4th of July on the challenges the United States face and how history can guide us. 


  • The 2020 Election and Presidential Age

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    We could have the oldest President in American history at inauguration with Sanders, Biden or Warren, or the youngest President in American history with Buttigieg, Gabbard, Swalwell or Moulton.