- How Apollo 8 ‘Saved 1968’ December 11, 2018The unforgettable, 99.9 percent perfect, December moon mission marked the end of a tumultuous year
- Thousand-Year-Old Rock Art Likely Served as a Gathering Point for Llama Caravans Crossing the Andes December 10, 2018Trade caravans, whether supported by mules, camels or llamas, have helped archaeologists piece together the past in many corners of the world
- Inside the Story of John Allen Chau’s Ill-Fated Trip to a Remote Island December 7, 2018Questions abound about the ethics of the missionary’s trip and what will happen next
- When the Street Light First Came to London, Disaster Ensued December 6, 2018First introduced 150 years ago, the device was meant to prevent accidents—but then it caused one
- The True Story of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Elizabeth I December 6, 2018Josie Rourke’s film sees Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie transform from allies into rivals, but in actuality, the queens’ relationship was far more complex
- The First Criminal Trial That Used Fingerprints as Evidence December 5, 2018Thomas Jennings used a freshly painted railing to flee a murder scene but unwittingly left behind something that would change detective work forever
- The Somber History of the Presidential Funeral Train December 5, 2018This grand tradition has allowed Americans across the country to pay their respects to the chief executive
- The Strange Nature of the First Printed Illustration of a Sloth December 4, 2018As described by a 16th-century French missionary, the South American 'little bear' with the face of 'a baby' was introduced to Europe
- Looking Back at George H.W. Bush’s Lifelong Career of Public Service December 1, 2018The former President, dead at 94 years old, was noteworthy for his “humanity and decency,” says a Smithsonian historian
- The Best Books of 2018 November 30, 2018In our efforts to increase and diffuse knowledge, we highly recommend these 70 titles released this year
- Today in History for 11th December 2018Historical Events 1909 - Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000 1934 - 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland 1940 - Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault 1948 - WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting […]
If you thought dentists made you uncomfortable, imagine your barber pulling your teeth. Do you consider squirrels an exotic pet? Take a look at primary research on the humble gunflint can give us insight into many aspects of the 18th century, including trade routes.
“The new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that both people and materials were flowing between areas around 5,000 years ago and that some of these people stayed put in the region.”
If you think there is actually a real debate about the answer to this question, you should probably spend a little bit more time studying economics.
“Old, white, and uneducated is not the future of this country. A vote for Trump is not a vote for the future. It is a vote for a past that never really existed. To the extent that it did, we should be seeking to leave these elements behind- not seeking to restore them. “
“We will either look back on this in 20 years and laugh at the absurdity of what Trump has been proposing or someone else will look back in 200 years at the ruins of a crumbled civilization and wonder how we could have inflicted such damage upon ourselves.”
John McCain was a leader of extraordinary character. This speech highlights some of the reasons why he should continue to command our respect and attention.
For this reason, maps are no more transparent than a Giotto portrait or Greek pottery. The work of human intelligence, they necessarily obscure as much as they reveal, and offer only opacity when we hope for insight. This calls into question our assumption, both as their makers and viewers, that we control maps.
“Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.” -George W. Bush, September 17, 2001
“In those days, the English really needed to rely on us and, yes, they were polite as best they could be, but they regarded us as savages nonetheless.”
“We are mainly concerned with the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump, who might be the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate in the 227-year history of the American presidency.”
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” daughter Meghan McCain said, setting the tone for eulogies by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
Liberals have good reasons to dislike Donald Trump; conservatives have more. Opposing this president is not about being a conservative or a liberal; it is about being a good citizen. Four men that have done far more to serve our country than Donald Trump agree: Donald Trump is doing real damage to our country and it is time for ALL Americans to stand up to this danger.
“Three US presidents, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Barack Obama, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while serving in office. One, Jimmy Carter, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for contributions after his presidency.”
“It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian and chase away a refugee or someone seeking help, someone who is hungry or thirsty, toss out someone who is in need of my help. If I say I am Christian, but do these things, I’m a hypocrite.” -Pope Francis
“How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online” — Quartz By Thu-Huong Ha, September 1, 2017…
Today many are still shocked to learn of medical institutions entrusted with the care of the sick and mentally ill selling admission and putting their human charges on display, not unlike zoo animals.
“Catholic & Protestant officials focused witch trial activity in religious battlegrounds during the Reformation to attract the loyalty of undecided Christians.”
Realistically, your chance of being killed by one of the law enforcement agents being sent to face the refugees is higher than the risk of being killed by a refugee.
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Given the ongoing controversy surrounding the status of Confederate monuments and the efforts to remove them from public places, it might be worth considering what the advocates for preserving these relics actually want.
Calling a Republican a fiscal conservative is about the same as calling an elephant a petite mammal. If you do it, you’re either ignorant or a liar. Either way, Republicans are the party of fiscal recklessness and it has been this way now for over 40 years. The evidence is overwhelming and indisputable.
“History Is Not There To Be Liked: On Historical Memory, Real and Fake” by Jason Steinhauer (Foreign Policy Research Institute)
A myth is a story that people tell themselves about their past. Edith Hamilton described mythology as an explanation of nature, and indeed all myths have an explanatory quality. They are stories that explain how the world came to be. Culture, as Clifford Geertz laid out, is “a system of inherited conceptions expressed in symbolic forms.” Culture is the sum of what we pass down through language, ideas, and signs. Myths explain the world. Cultures perpetuate them.