Kathleen Day | Apr 3, 2019Deposit insurance was meant to stop bank runs. But by generating unwarranted confidence in the banking system, it creates danger.
W. Fitzhugh Brundage | Mar 20, 2019Intended 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)
Paul K. Conkin | Nov 1, 2018Samuel T. McSeveney, professor of history emeritus at Vanderbilt University, died on August 5, 2017.
Seth Denbo | Sep 19, 2018Historians criticize the Department of Defense for its slow and incomplete declassification of historically significant documents.
Seth Denbo | Aug 27, 2018Interference by political appointees may imperil the future of the Historical Advisory Committee.
RIP to the Liberal Order
Suzy Kim | Aug 13, 2018Misgivings about the end of the liberal order following the US-North Korea summit ignore the US historical record.
Rules of Trade
Dane Kennedy | Jul 20, 2018President Trump calls international trade rules “unfair” to the United States. Do historians agree?
Digging through the Hillary Clinton Email Archive
Max Kemman | Jun 7, 2018Students in Max Kemman's digital history course use Voyant Tools to analyze the Hillary Clinton Email Archive.
Demolishing “Participatory Dictatorship”
Andrew Demshuk | May 21, 2018The destruction of Leipzig's University Church in 1968 revealed the insincerity of the German Democratic Republic's rhetoric of "people's democracy," writes Andrew Demshuk.
“Our Biggest Mistake Is That We Trusted You Too Much”
Jeffrey A. Engel | May 10, 2018Jeffrey Engel, founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, explains how Russian President Vladimir Putin...