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Brian C. Anderson

I thought Lillian Hellman was dead. It must be her ghost, then, that’s haunting—and writing—at History.com. How else does one explain this “This Day in History” post this week? On October 20, 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicks into high gear in…

In the old days, if you wanted to see master propagandists at work, you looked to Moscow, where none honed the craft as crassly as the boys in the Kremlin. The Soviets were so excellent at manipulation and disinformation, at…

I recently wrote here on the interesting embrace of Sister Simone Campbell and her “Nuns on the Bus,” the self-described “social-justice lobby” of crusading liberal nuns. Embraced by whom? Embraced by some curious bedfellows: People’s World, house organ of Communist…

Something fascinating and surprisingly honest has happened at the New York Times. In two separate articles, the Times took a page it would usually attribute to Joe McCarthy. In profiling the background of Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who…

On October 14, 1992, at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium, something evil transpired, unleashing a malevolent force that, for the city of Pittsburgh, has only now—over 20 years later—been exorcised. On that date, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in…

America has lost a class act — pure old school, a gentleman, the kind of old-time conservative intellectual the movement once had in spades. Though a big name to his friends and family, John was not well-known to the current…

The most important adviser to President Ronald Reagan in his takedown of the Soviet empire has died at the age of 81. His name was William P. “Bill” Clark, known to many as simply “Judge Clark,” and he was one…

All I wanted to do last week was enjoy my vacation. Instead, I was assaulted by another breathtaking statement from the president of the United States, provided courtesy of an official White House press release. The occasion was a July…

Do you know the name “Larry Grathwohl”? You should. What he did and lived to tell was shocking, and shouldn’t be forgotten. Stick with me and read these words, and pass them along. Here are words about a man whose…

“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound—” “Hail Satan!” sounded the response. “Hail Satan!” “That saved a wretch like me—” “Hail Satan!” the wretches interrupted again. “Hail Satan!” “I once was lost but now am found; was blind but now I…

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