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  1. 9/11: 20 years later
    America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t TerrorismFrank Rich on the continuing fallout after 9/11.
  2. reckoning with a reckoning
    The Mayors of Oklahoma’s Last All-Black TownsHonoring the centennial of a massacre.
  3. politics
    Biden Doesn’t Need to Be FDR or LBJ to Change AmericaA “Great Society” may be out of reach, but a markedly better one is possible.
  4. precedents
    America Has Had Relatively Few Post-Election Riots. So Far.A little in 1968, more in 1896.
  5. feature
    A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
  6. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  7. racism
    Nearly a Century After the Black Wall Street Massacre, Tulsa Looks for BodiesReports of black corpses buried in a mass grave followed the 1921 massacre of 300 black people and dispossession of 10,000 more.
  8. 1619 project
    The ‘1619 Project’ Isn’t Anti-American — It’s Anti-White Identity PoliticsThe centrality of slavery to the American story is only threatening to one’s national identity if one chooses to identify as white.
  9. the bqe
    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head FakeThe story goes that he wanted the BQE rammed through the Heights and settled for the Promenade. It’s not true.
  10. whoops
    Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is WrongSomewhere in the pantheon of anxiety dreams near “showing up to work naked” is “learning on-air that your book is totally wrong.”
  11. john singleton
    Why America Needs More Movies Like John Singleton’s RosewoodThe director’s 1997 film is one of the few to explore black experiences with racist terrorism between the Civil War and the civil-rights movement.
  12. tribes
    The (Almost) Lost Gay History of BrooklynFrom Hart Crane cruising at the St. George to male beauty contests on Coney Island.
  13. politics
    Why Has It Taken Us So Long to See Trump’s Weakness?There’s a bad synergy at work between the short-termism of the news cycle and the longue durée-ism of the academy.
  14. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  15. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  16. book excerpt
    Was Architect Philip Johnson a Nazi Spy?A decade before he grew famous for his Glass House, he was enthusiastically at home in the Third Reich.
  17. Why Our History Is More Urgent Than EverJill Lepore, author of These Truths, on writing about American civics in the age of Trump and understanding our historical responsibilities.
  18. documented
    The Photographer Who Documents the Former Sites of Confederate MonumentsArtist Matthew Shain set out to capture the pedestals where they once stood.
  19. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  20. DI Politics Chat: What Do We Forget About MLK?Four Daily Intelligencer staffers discuss the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and what gets left out of the public memory of him.
  21. foreign affairs
    Poland’s Holocaust Law and the Right-Wing Desire to Rewrite HistoryNew restrictions on speech reflect right-wing nationalists’ obsession with whitewashing the crimes of the past.
  22. New York Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time?Five members of New York’s politics team try to figure what Trump has to do to take the (figurative) crown.
  23. history
    Classified JFK Files Will Be Released Next Week As Required by LawA small number of documents may still be omitted or redacted, however.
  24. select all
    Happy Egg-Shirt DayToday’s the day.
  25. A Brief History of North Korea in 3 Minutes▶️ A condensed history of the troubled nation, from the Japanese annexation in 1910 to present day.
  26. charlottesville
    Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming ‘No Difference’ Between Lee and Washington“Both saved America.”
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    Charles Thacker, Designer of First Modern PC, Passes AwayThacker designed the Xerox Alto in 1973, which led directly to the Mac and Windows.
  28. How Much Do Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson Actually Have in Common?▶️ “Had Andrew Jackson been around a little bit later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart.”
  29. select all
    Remembering the Man Responsible for the Modern InternetHow Robert Taylor, who passed away Thursday at the age of 85, essentially created the internet as we know it.
  30. An Interactive History of 42nd Street’s Dramatic Transformation Over 164 YearsNew York’s streets are constantly changing to reflect the dreams of each new era, and perhaps none has evolved more dramatically than 42nd Street.
  31. The History of That New York Street Smell, From Manure to MarijuanaSeveral centuries of “Jeez, what is that?”
  32. The Sad History of Modern Stop-the-Putative-Nominee CabalsThere have been several “anybody but ____” efforts in living memory to deny a presidential nomination front-runner the prize. But they’ve all failed.  
  33. Netanyahu Claims a Palestinian Leader Convinced Hitler to Exterminate the JewsThe Israeli prime minister declares that Hitler had only intended to “expel” the Jews. Then he met with the mufti of Jerusalem.
  34. timelines
    A Brief History of New Jersey’s Deadly Action ParkAs the amusement park prepares to bring back its notorious Cannonball Loop.
  35. culture
    In Defense of the 1970sThey’re still getting a bad rap, pace the Mad Men finale and Louis C.K.’s recent Saturday Night Live monologue. Here’s why that’s not fair.
  36. Botanist Discovers First Autumn Man (Who Might Just Be Shakespeare)(But perhaps isn’t.)
  37. the national circus
    Why Do America’s Race Riots So Precisely Mirror Each Other?National amnesia, generation after generation after generation.
  38. the yesteryear issue
    After Midnight: A Scrapbook of Late-Night New YorkRoaming the city’s streets after dark, from the Vanderbilt Ball in 1883 to George Michael on the dance floor at Sound Factory.
  39. education
    Why Oklahoma Lawmakers Voted to Ban AP U.S. HistoryConservatives say the test emphasizes “negative aspects” of American history.
  40. charlie hebdo
    Charlie Hebdo and the Shifting Nature of Islamic TerrorismThough Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks, the threat of the indoctrinated individual now appears greater than that of formal groups.
  41. the obama history project
    53 Historians Weigh In on Barack Obama’s LegacyWhat will the historical verdict be after the news cycles are over?
  42. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Why the Future We Imagined in 1964 Was WrongA case study in the flaws of presentism.
  43. history
    NYPD Detective’s Murder Solved After Just 105 Years Exciting news for history buffs, ghosts, and the very, very old.
  44. history
    Lowlights of Government’s Old Anti-Gay PolicyA depressing reminder that the homosexuals were officially barred from federal jobs until 1977.
  45. feminine products
    200-Year-Old Douche Discovered at City HallA historic discovery in the world of feminine hygiene products.
  46. vandalism
    Brooklyn Civil War Statue Drenched in PaintRight before its anniversary.
  47. bridges to somewhere
    Facts About the Pulaski BridgeOnly for two years though.
  48. history
    The Times’ ‘History of New York in 50 Objects’ Missed a Few ThingsHint: a large building.
  49. history
    A Brief History of Chuck Grassley’s History With the History ChannelIs that enough “history” in one title for you, Chuck?
  50. people who are not dead
    President John Tyler’s Grandson, Harrison Tyler, on Still Being Alive“Thank goodness,” he says.
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