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  • Fake News, Then and Now

    by Tracy Campbell

    Rumor and gossip during World War II reflected currents of racism in American society, as well as many citizens' unwillingness to make deep sacrifices to the war effort. 



  • The Country has been Through a Draining, News-Packed April Before

    by Christopher B. Daly

    By the end of April 1945, the institutions of American journalism generally met the challenges of an overwhelming torrent of news and helped other American institutions manage military, political and economic transition.



  • The Conservative Campaign Against Safety

    by Lawrence Glickman

    How did we get to the point where ministers, the president, many Republican politicians, and a variety of media outlets are calling for people to risk death to save the economy?



  • America Has a History of Pandemic Denial

    by Joseph Loconte

    Donald Trump wasn't the first president to misunderestimate a national threat. Franklin Roosevelt played his part in the collective denial and dishonesty of the age—until the "ideology of fascism" contagion came knocking.


  • Do Morals Matter in Foreign Policy?

    by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Examining 14 presidencies since 1945 shows that a radically skeptical view of morality is bad history. Morals did matter.


  • FDR's Token Jewish Refugee Shelter

    by Rafael Medoff

    Granting temporary refuge was a way of addressing the life-and-death crisis that Europe’s Jews faced, without incurring the wrath of those who opposed permanent immigration.