The beauty part about studying history by using primary sources is that you find that the real story is much more interesting than the comic book Robber Barons versions (think Howard Zinn) that garden variety professors like to pass on.
Monthly Archives For October 2012
Both Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns attract their share of scholars. This year’s race is no exception.
In the last presidential debate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney went out of his way to declare his resistance to federal intrusion in education. It remains to be see whether he can retain that resistance should he win the top political job.
All the pieces fit, so why do historians and biographers ignore the question?
Senior Washington correspondent Michael Barone, who is in a position to know, notes that an interesting thing happened in the history of the two-party system: Republicans and Democrats switched places.
Three decades after her death, Ayn Rand is enjoying a bit of a renaissance right now.
Columnist Ann Coulter likes to remark that for liberals, history began when they woke up in the morning, but it’s also helpful for conservatives to remember that the past has a long shelf-life.
For those college students hoping for the “green jobs” their universities tell them about, film producer Ann McElhinney has compiled a list of green companies that have gone bankrupt, with an asterisk denoting those which have received taxpayer funding.
Reaction to the newly minted federal laws that require healthy school lunches is far from settled.
When blowing the whistle is not a good career move.