A nationwide gene-purity movement promoted methods that eventually were adopted by the Third Reich. And everyone from John D. Rockefeller to W. E. B. Du Bois supported it.
As the 2000 election made very clear, we are torn between revering judges and despising them. It’s in the nature of the job.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was wounded three times in some of the worst fighting of the Civil War. But for him, the most terrible battles were the ones he had missed.
How our wartime experience conquered a wide range of problems from hemorrhagic shock to yellow fever
On November 18, 1883, the nation finally settled on the method of synchronizing all clocks that we call standard time. Why did it take so long to figure that one out?
One of America s truly great men—scientist, philosopher, and literary genius—forged his character in the throes of adversity
HOW A CHAMPAGNE PICNIC ON MONUMENT MOUNTAIN LED TO A PROFOUND REVISION OF Moby Dick —AND DISENCHANTMENT
… and grew, and grew, and grew …
Could he have beaten Bobby Fischer?
The Literary Lights Were Always Bright at
First among all nations the United States made “restraint of trade” a crime, and voted an economic ideal into law. One of its most energetic exponents looks back on that unique, vague, and unenforceable bit of legislation: the Sherman Antitrust Act