Seventy-five years ago this month, a not especially good band cut a record that transformed our culture
For seventy-five years a procession of timeless jazz moments has been captured on disk. Here are some of the very best.
Fifty Years Ago Separate and Unequal
The fiercest struggle going on in education is about who owns the past. Militant multi-culturalists say that traditional history teaching has brushed out minority ethnic identities. Their opponents say that radical multiculturalism leads toward national fragmentation.
The Cold War was an anomaly: more often than not the world’s two greatest states have lived together in uneasy amity. And what now?
The Russians claim they want to be more like us— but do they have any idea who we are?
The world’s most prominent actress risked her career by standing up to one of Hollywood’s mega-studios, proving that behind the beauty was also a very savvy businesswoman.
Rarely has the full story been told about how a famed botanist, a pioneering female journalist, and First Lady Helen Taft battled reluctant bureaucrats to bring Japanese cherry trees to Washington.
Often thought to have been a weak president, Carter was strong-willed in doing what he thought was right, regardless of expediency or the political fallout.
Why have thousands of U.S. banks failed over the years? The answers are in our history and politics.
In his Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln embodied leading in a time of polarization, political disagreement, and differing understandings of reality.