Like Drunk History and History of the World Part II, Cunk on Earth is very funny. But the larger joke is that fake news is winning.
Another look at the 1619 Project
I approached the project’s new anthology with some skepticism. Its contents quickly dispelled my doubts.
How the Jerusalem temple fell
Josephus was tight with the emperor. Guy MacLean Rogers trusts his account anyway.
When seismic shifts unseat us, it’s the ordinary that puts us back together again.
School districts and legislatures aren’t just challenging textbooks and curricula. They’re challenging feelings.
Behind the curriculum debates lurks a deeper question about what it means to form citizens.
His ongoing exploration of political instability feels excruciatingly relevant.
It’s getting harder to believe in the vindication of history.
Early on, I got caught up in the logic of the Spirit—and in the steady beat of black life.
Who was Joseph Oppenheimer, and why was he killed?
Yair Mintzker doesn't know. He's more interested in why other historians keep trying to write a 19th-century novel about the 18th-century case.
An evangelist for archaeology
We can’t all be Indiana Jones, but now we can read about why archaeology matters.
Instead of glorifying the past, what if we treated the present as precious?
Political religion, sanctified politics
It's odd the way this volume deals with Barack Obama. It's a shame it has to deal with David Barton at all.
“White privilege is your history being taught as a core class and mine being taught as an elective,” wrote a tumblr user in February of 2014. This claim illustrates how education sins in its ignorance. Latin American liberation theologians taught that sin consists not only of personal misdeeds—it is also embedded in social structures that promote harm and inequity.
In the midst of a procession of well-known stories is an image marking what's been forgotten. That's most of history, isn't it?