History Matters

“We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it, would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy. And this effort very nearly succeeded. But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith, we trust. For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.” – Amanda Gorman

Salon: Washington’s Farewell Address

Salon: Washington’s Farewell Address

Why George Washington's Farewell Address has never been more important It was the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Songwriter and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda had joined the cast of his hit musical "Hamilton" to virtually perform the song "Dear...

Trump’s Gotterdammerung

Trump’s Gotterdammerung

Gotterdammerung[1]The last days of the Third Reich, taking its name from the end of Wagner's ‘Der Ring des Nibellungen.' The word means "Twilight of the Gods," and signals the end with chaos and destruction. Our understanding of historical narrative is not static....

AP Was There: Battle of the Bulge

AP Was There: Battle of the Bulge

AP WAS THERE: Battle of the BulgeIn 2020, the world marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Sterling Publishing, in cooperation with The Associated Press, released an illustrated book called "Victory: World War II In Real Time," filled with original AP...

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1 The last days of the Third Reich, taking its name from the end of Wagner's ‘Der Ring des Nibellungen.' The word means "Twilight of the Gods," and signals the end with chaos and destruction.