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  • A Fresh Take on Watergate Illuminates the Present

    by James Thornton Harris

    While Richard Nixon’s rise and fall has been repeatedly examined — there are more than a dozen biographies of him — John Farrell’s book, Richard Nixon, a Life, offers many new insights.



  • The Cold War's Global Legacy of Misinformation

    by Jennifer M. Miller

    Today's deep apprehension about the consequences of misinformation and foreign subversion can make it easy to forget that such fears are not new. 



  • Of Crimes and Pardons

    by Rebecca Gordon

    The United States was not always so reluctant to put national leaders on trial for their war crimes. 



  • The Indian Law That Helps Build Walls

    by Maggie Blackhawk

    The Supreme Court’s legal abuse of Native Americans set the stage for America’s poor treatment of many of its vulnerable populations.


  • The Expansion of Presidential Power Since 1973

    by Ronald L. Feinman

    Arthur Schlesinger Jr’s Imperial Presidency is now just the prelude to a far greater constitutional crisis that is possibly transforming the Presidency and destroying the separation of powers and checks and balances created by the Founding Fathers in 1787.



  • On the Recent Executive Order on"Free Inquiry" in Higher Education

    by James Grossman and Edward Liebow

    President Donald Trump’s executive order of March 21 on “free inquiry, transparency, and accountability in colleges and universities” is a textbook example of a classic negotiating ploy—misdirection.