History (page 5)

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    Martin Center column endorses the history major

    Jacob Bruggeman writes for the Martin Center about the continuing value of a history major in college. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the history field has seen a precipitous decline in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in American colleges. As Benjamin Schmidt, a historian at Northeastern University, reported…
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest developments in the dispute over N.C. Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal contends that conservatives might need a dose of 1970s-era challenges to refine their arguments.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    Colonial Health Care

    As we head toward Thanksgiving, JLF’s Jordan Roberts has published a research brief on the health care to which the pilgrims would have had access. Roberts explains: The patrons on board the Mayflower had two resources at their disposal. The first was a medical book, The Surgeon’s Mate: The First Compendium…
    Brenee Goforth, November 20, 2019
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    The Year of Two Thanksgivings

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the unintended consequences of changing the date of Thanksgiving in 1939. Sanders writes: As strange as this sounds to 21st-century ears, back then the Christmas shopping season didn’t start till after Thanksgiving…Since the calendar date of Thanksgiving changed while that of Christmas…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2019
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    Lessons from the Berlin Wall

    John Fund of National Review Online ponders the 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall. The Berlin Wall stood for 28 years until in 1989 a wave of citizen protest forced the East German Communist government to open its gates. We’ve now gone longer without the Berlin Wall…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    And speaking of socialism…

    Today is the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall!  …
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2019
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    This Is Your Country on Socialism

    Keep your eye on Venezuela! Evolución 1990-2019 del PIB per cápita en Sudamérica a Paridad de Poder de Compra (PPP), dólares de 2011. pic.twitter.com/lDEoWrUpry — Aldo Lema – Chile (@AldoLema_cl) November 2, 2019 For those who are too young to…
    Jon Guze, November 9, 2019
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    History is unkind to socialism

    Victor Davis Hanson of National Review Online explores socialism’s troubled history. Multiple forms of socialism, from hard Stalinism to European redistribution, continue to fail. Russia and China are still struggling with the legacy of genocidal Communism. Eastern Europe still suffers after decades of Soviet-imposed socialist chaos. Cuba, Nicaragua,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019