History (page 5)

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    Restoring the meaning of liberalism

    Peter Berkowitz writes for Real Clear Politics about contrasting views about the concept of “liberalism.” The term “liberalism” ranks among the most contested in our political lexicon. It should also be regarded as among the most vital. In the large sense, liberalism names the modern tradition of freedom.
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    Learning from misjudgments of China

    Amy Zegart of The Atlantic urges policymakers to learn lessons from years of faulty predictions about China. Why have so many been so off about China for so long? In part it’s because policymakers and academics alike look for patterns, not exceptions. We are trained to generalize across…
    Mitch Kokai, June 10, 2019
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    Chernobyl series succeeds despite creators’ intent

    Kyle Smith writes for National Review Online about the perhaps unexpected lessons to be learned from a new HBO miniseries. What Trump haters see in Chernobyl is this: Like the Soviet bureaucracy, Trump is hostile to the truth and won’t budge even when told he’s wrong. In the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    Germans returning to their historical role?

    Victor Davis Hanson asks at National Review Online: “Is Germany becoming Germany — again?” The more things change, well, the more they . . . So it is with the perpetual German resentments of the U.S. Recently German chancellor Angela Merkel reminded us of that German fixation, when…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    Civil War interest appears to fade

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist writes about an apparent decline in interest in a key period of American history. Americans are losing interest in the Civil War—or at least they are losing interest in learning about it and visiting historic battle sites. The Wall Street Journal reported…
    Mitch Kokai, May 30, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the UNC Board of Governors’ efforts to ease tensions with Vidant Health as a lawsuit between the two parties moves forward. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal explains why the Electoral College has little to do with race and slavery.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2019
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    Don’t tinker with the Senate

    Jay Cost of National Review Online pans proposals to change the composition of the U.S. Senate. In a provocative Sunday opinion piece for the New York Times, Jamelle Bouie takes aim at the United States Senate. It is “is highly undemocratic and strikingly unrepresentative” institution, dominated by a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2019
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    Democrats as sore losers

    Emmett Tyrrell writes for the American Spectator about Democrats’ continuing electoral complaints. … [W]ith the exception of my good friend Bill Clinton, modern-day Democratic presidential candidates have been sore losers. The only exception to this rule is that of Barack Obama. He, it turns out, is a sore…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2019