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  • France Knows How This Ends

    by James McAuley

    "What is especially useful to remember about the Dreyfus affair now is the point of no return it represented, the repugnant embrace of lies by one half of society, educated people who were not ignorant but who had simply ceased to care."



  • The Long Prologue to the Capitol Hill Riot

    Historian Kathleen Belew notes the continuities in far-right and white power culture that have endured since the 1970s and were on display in the Capitol riot. 



  • Trump Is the Republican Party’s Past and Its Future

    by Lisa McGirr

    It's not a question of whether Trump voters are driven by racism, nativism or conspiracy theories, or by "economic anxiety." Republican economic policies have created inequality and instability that the party can only paper over by encouraging resentment, suspicion and hostility. It won't end with Trump's departure.



  • The American Abyss

    by Timothy Snyder

    "The responsibility for Trump’s push to overturn an election must be shared by a very large number of Republican members of Congress."



  • Trump’s Supporters Think They’re Being Patriotic. And That’s The Problem

    by Christine Adams

    The September Massacres of 1792 finished the overthrow of the French monarchy and paved the way to the Reign of Terror; the significance of conspiracy theory, rumor, and identification of enemies of the people were echoed in Wednesday's Capitol riots (though with, as yet, less bloodshed). 



  • Cleansing Ourselves of Trumpism

    by Jim Sleeper

    Donald Trump's election revealed, rather than launched, the degradation of American political norms and institutions through decades of the Republicans' lurch to the right and the Democrats' abandonment of the common good. 



  • When I Was Trolled, My Institution Got It Right

    by Susan M. Shaw

    As faculty work to engage the public more directly through social media and journalistic outlets, the potential increases for politically motivated trolling and outrage campaigns attacking faculty. Here's how institutions can support the intellectual freedom of their faculty without caving to outrage campaigns. 



  • German Historians on Frontlines of Politics

    German historians have faced lawsuits for writing about World War II-era crimes by the Wehrmacht, part of a growing culture war in which right-wing Germans seek to deny or diminish the Holocaust and Nazi war crimes.



  • Confronting the Damage of Trumpism

    by David W. Blight

    To rebuild a society and a political system, we must admit that they are broken. Institutionally, America is broken.