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Roundup


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • Slavery, the Plantation Myth, and Alternative Facts

    by Tyler Parry

    As early as 1866, Edward A. Pollard’s book The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the Confederates claimed to present “a severely just account of the War” to contend against the “false schools of public opinion.”



  • Secrecy in the Senate

    by Katlyn Marie Carter

    To the framers, working in secret was meant to deliver enlightened legislation.



  • The Brutal Origins of Gun Rights

    by Patrick Blanchfield

    A new history by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz argues that the Second Amendment was intended to perpetuate white settlers' violence toward Native Americans.



  • Still Waiting

    by Andrew J. Bacevich

    A Harvey Weinstein Moment for America’s Wars?



  • Obama is right: US democracy is fragile

    by Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.


  • Roundup Top 10!

    This week's broad sampling of opinion pieces found on the Internet, as selected by the editors of HNN.



  • Donald Trump’s Brains

    by Jacob Heilbrunn

    Among the many anomalies of Donald Trump’s presidency has been the near invisibility of institutions that for many years served as a bulwark of Republican policymaking.