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Scholarship vs. Politics
Historians Defeat Resolutions Denouncing Israel

As thousands marched against anti-Semitism in New York, the American Historical Association voted to defeat—for the third time—resolutions denouncing Israel.

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Disinformation Age
Russia’s Fictional Narratives: A Double-Edged Sword

Republicans leaning on Moscow’s disinformation for political gain would be wise to remember the record of “useful idiocy” during the Cold War.

Changing Tides
The Lost History of Democratic Support for Israel

Historically, the Democratic Party has been at the forefront of efforts to fight anti-Semitism. We shouldn’t let Ilhan Omar change that.

The Liberal Imperialist
Churchill in All His Complexity

Andrew Roberts’s Churchill biography confronts his subject’s central paradox: How the ardent believer in the goodness of British imperialism became the stalwart champion of liberal democracy.

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Higher Ed Watch
The Ironic Irresponsibility of Tuition-Free College Schemes

Plans to make public state universities tuition free would harm the social cohorts they’re meant to help.

2016
Elements of Conspiracy

What the Republican Party could and should have known about Donald Trump.

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RIP
Karl Dietrich Bracher (1922-2016)

Historian of the Nazi Era and political analyst of totalitarianism.

2016
Postscript to “Is Donald Trump a Fascist?”

Trump understands what the classic demagogues of the 20th century understood: namely, that in a democracy it is possible to gain millions of votes by appealing to the worst in people.

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Word Magic
Radical Islam, Euphemisms, and the Labor of Selective Tradition

By refusing to talk about Islamism, President Obama is ceding the terms of debate to the likes of Trump.

Election 2016
Is Donald Trump a Fascist?

The short answer is “no,” but there’s plenty of room for discomfort.

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