by | Jan 2, 2020

A week after Michigan Rep. Justin Amash declared independence from the Republican Party in a July 4 Washington Post op-ed, the GOP of his native Kent County officially condemned his exit. “For some, this is a stunning revelation,” the Grand…

by | Dec 20, 2019

More than 700 intellectuals signed a “Historians’ Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” released on Monday. By Wednesday, 230 Democrats voted to impeach the president. Good historians can separate the causal from the coincidental. “It is our considered judgment…

by | Dec 10, 2019

The Hidden Nazi: The Untold Story of America’s Deal with the Devil By Dean Reuter, Colm Lowery & Keith Chester (Regnery History, 396 pages, $29.99) The Hidden Nazi uncovers a previously uncovered war criminal, Waffen-SS General Hans Kammler, who was never…

by | Dec 3, 2019

Episode 1: Give ’Em Hell, Harry! About a decade after he left the Oval Office, Harry Truman hosted an emissary from Israel’s prime minister in his Independence, Missouri, home. After sharing a stroll around the neighborhood, greeting all and sundry…

by | Oct 25, 2019

Ignored among current reparations discussions is the fact the South has already paid them — if not for slavery, then for losing the Civil War. For at least 25 years after the war, over half of the federal budget was…

by | Sep 1, 2019

August 31, 2019 It’s impossible to believe, but time passes so quickly that it’s now 80 years almost to the hour that World War II in Europe began with the Nazi invasion of Poland. I’m 74, so it was not…

by | Aug 3, 2019

Tin Cans and Greyhounds: The Destroyers That Won Two World Wars By Clint Johnson (Regnery History, 307 pages, $29.99) Let’s get this out of the way up front. Johnson’s subtitle — “The Destroyers That Won Two World Wars”— is an exaggeration….

by | Jul 21, 2019

A century ago, in July 1919, Germany began its journey to the lowest reaches of Hades. Another 26 years would pass before a previously civilized, enlightened people finally emerged, their nation in ruins, its cities bombed and its countryside occupied….

by | Jul 4, 2019

The absence of signage made finding it a challenge. It was a steamy-hot summer day on Okinawa. Leaving the comfortable air conditioning of the taxi, my sunglasses immediately fogged up. As a native of the American South, I am used…

by | Jun 21, 2019

The concentration camps were not just barbaric, they also served a political function. They made death anonymous. They removed any meaning from death as they made the extinction of life, in such a mechanized fashion, a statement about its worthlessness….

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