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Does History Repeat?

Victor Davis Hanson: How Will America Hold Together? By A.D. 200, the Roman Republic was a distant memory. Few citizens of the global Roman Empire even knew of their illustrious ancestors like Scipio or Cicero. Millions no longer spoke Latin. … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago Today

It was 20 years ago today that the Bureau of Alcohol and Firearms launched a raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Mount Carmel outside Waco Texas. A bloody shootout took place, followed by a siege. When it finally ended … Continue reading

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Past Imperfect

Sean Wilentz: Cherry-Picking Our History Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s new book and accompanying ten-part televised documentary have a misleading title. Most if not all of the interpretations that they present in The Untold History of the United States—from the … Continue reading

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Old School Eco-Terrorism

Dynamite attacks on the Los Angeles Aqueduct Following a Nov. 1, 1931, explosion on the Los Angeles Aqueduct, the Los Angeles Times in a Nov. 3, 1931, article reported on the years of dynamite attacks: Sunday night’s blast touched off … Continue reading

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Feet Of Clay

Charles Blows: Rosa Parks, Revisited Most of what you think you know about Rosa Parks may well be wrong. On the verge of the 100th anniversary of her birth this Monday comes a fascinating new book, “The Rebellious Life of … Continue reading

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Those Who Fail To Learn From History . . .

Recasting History: Scholarly Study Finds that Race, Class, and Gender Studies Crowd Up University American History Classes This week the Texas legislature is kicking off its 83rd session in Austin. The funding of public education in the state will be … Continue reading

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