Political History

  • Prosecuting Torture

    From the National History Center, Perspectives Daily

    W. Fitzhugh Brundage | Mar 20, 2019

    Intended to enable the prosecution of torturers, the legislation ended up as sand in the gears of the War on Terror.
  • Samuel T. McSeveney (1930–2017)

    In Memoriam

    Paul K. Conkin | Nov 1, 2018

    Samuel T. McSeveney, professor of history emeritus at Vanderbilt University, died on August 5, 2017.
  • Declassification Woes

    Perspectives Daily

    Seth Denbo | Sep 19, 2018

    Historians criticize the Department of Defense for its slow and incomplete declassification of historically significant documents.
  • Request Denied

    News

    Seth Denbo | Aug 27, 2018

    Interference by political appointees may imperil the future of the Historical Advisory Committee.

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