Putin’s Strategy Echoing Hitler’s Mistakes on Eastern Front

2022-10-21T05:58:57-04:00October 16th, 2022|

In one of the ironies of history, while Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps calling the Ukrainian leadership “Nazis,” it is his own flawed military strategy that closely matches that of Hitler in the disastrous invasion of Russia in 1941. Here are five mistakes in military strategy that both Putin and Hitler made . [...]

Stephen Aron’s Work Examines Moments of Intercultural Peace in the West

2022-10-21T06:09:47-04:00August 28th, 2022|

Few museum directors find the time to write books and even fewer write history books – yet Stephen Aron, President and CEO of the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, has managed this feat with a provocative new history of the American frontier . . . READ More

“Forget the Alamo” Synthesizes Revisionist Scholarship for Today’s History Wars

2021-08-16T06:39:42-04:00August 16th, 2021|

In recent years an intense struggle has been waged between Democratic officials in San Antonio and the state’s hard-right conservative leadership, led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick [R], an avid Trump supporter. The Republicans insist on maintaining the traditional myth surrounding Alamo, a story that contemporary historians call “the Heroic Anglo Narrative.” The [...]

The Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive

2021-08-16T06:44:16-04:00March 21st, 2021|

In August 1942, SS Major Otto Wachter was feeling frustrated. He was working long hours, setting up a concentration camps in German-occupied Ukraine, but he couldn’t find anyone to perform maintenance work at his headquarters in Lemburg. In a letter to his wife, Charlotte, he complained “the Jews are being deported in increasing [...]

Neal Gabler’s “Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour”

2021-08-16T06:45:07-04:00March 9th, 2021|

During the past 12 years, the U.S. Senate under Mitch McConnell has served as a black hole for progressive legislation, so it is hard to imagine that the upper house was once an engine of major social reform. But in the “liberal hour” of 1964-68, the Senate passed a historic series of bills [...]

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