Gil Troy

Gil Troy is a professor of history at McGill University. His latest book — his tenth — is The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s .

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  • 2016 In Context: The 2016 Ad Campagin

    by Gil Troy

    At the risk of being outrageously unacademic, my gut tells me that this campaign has been affected far less by political commercials than previous campaigns. 

  • The Man Who Went Full Trump for FDR

    by Gil Troy

    He made up stories to smear the opposition and barely backpedaled when called out—Charlie Michelson perfected the nasty art of political mud-slinging.

  • The Man Who Could Make Your Kids Less Ignorant

    by Gil Troy

    College campuses across the U.S. are in an uproar about issues of free speech, but perhaps they should be outraged by the uneducated students they are churning out.

  • How General Motors Saved Rosa Parks

    by Gil Troy

    In 1994 Civil Rights legend Rosa Parks had her house broken into and robbed. Then, without any publicity, the car giant stepped in to help.

  • When Eisenhower Took on Big Oil

    by Gil Troy

    Republicans weren’t always opposed to big government intervention, and one of the party’s icons wasn’t afraid to do it against the wishes of the oil industry.

  • Inside the Nazi Camp on Long Island

    by Gil Troy

    Next door to a Germans-only colony featuring streets named Hitler and Goebbels was a youth camp with swastikas on bunks and Hitler Youth short shorts.
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