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The Untold Story of a Secret Unit of Heroic Jewish Commandos in World War II
As we approach the 80th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II, i...
Medical Myths About Gender Roles Go Back to Ancient Greece. Women Are Still Paying the Price Today
The history of medicine, of illness, is every bit as social and cultural as...
For HIV/AIDS Survivors, COVID-19 Reawakened Old Trauma—And Renewed Calls for Change
Forty years ago this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preven...
The Circus Was Once America’s Top Entertainment. Here’s Why Its Golden Age Began to Fade
As the U.S. entered WWI, the Ringling show employed about a thousand people...
As Germany Acknowledges Its Colonial-Era Genocide in Namibia, the Brutal Legacy of Diamond Mining Still Needs a Reckoning
The German apology is a commendable step and important precedent. But its p...
The Letter in Which Lincoln Debated the Morality of Slavery With Himself
Abraham Lincoln wrote countless private notes for his eyes only—scribbled w...
We've Been Telling the Alamo Story Wrong for Nearly 200 Years. Now It's Time to Correct the Record
So much of what we “know” about the battle at the Alamo is provably wrong
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