History

Marjorie Taylor Greene Is No Neville Chamberlain

Stop with the needless insults.

A Gerontocracy of Blowhards

Americans are letting this year’s presidential candidates get away with spewing nonsense.

Why Jerusalem Is Considered Islam’s Third Holiest City

Ramadan brings renewed attention to tensions between Muslims, Jews, and Christians.

The Nobility of Journalism

What a British World War II novel can teach our post-truth media.

How Boredom Kills

There’s a reason most revolutionaries come from fairly comfortable backgrounds.

The Revelations of Simone Weil

Like Alexei Navalny, she embodied her ideals despite the personal cost.

Presidents Day, Meet Black History Month

Remembering an exchange between George Washington and the poet Phillis Wheatley.

Nations, Nation-States, and Nationalism

On Ukraine and the treason of the nationalists.

The ‘Greatness’ Gimmick

Rankings and honors are just popularity contests.

Happy Presidents’ Day

The weekend news roundup, and a message from George Washington.

Look What You Made Me Do

On being compelled to write about Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and ‘psy ops.’

A Tale of Two Speakers

Mike Johnson, Sam Rayburn, and the path to clear a legislative logjam.

Heavy Is the Head

Eliot Cohen’s ‘The Hollow Crown’ intertwines Shakespearean insights with the history of statesmen, past and present.

What Conservatives Can Learn from MLK’s Economic Views

His support for left-wing views didn’t arise in a vacuum—and it was highly controversial among black pioneers, too.

At the Crossroads

As the calendar turns to 2024, which way will you go?

When Obscure Christmas Liturgies Become Relevant Anew

Christmas is a time to proclaim hope, but also a time to plead for redemption.