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  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the Turkish government, an admission from them that their Ottoman Empire forefathers carried out atrocities, that it was a genocide: “acts committed with the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.”
  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen....

    How exactly is America exceptional?

    How exactly is America exceptional?
    Lawmakers in Oklahoma recently joined officials in Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Nebraska, Tennessee and elsewhere in trying to prohibit high schools in their states from adopting the new American history Advanced Placement exams. These critics charge that...

    Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado

    Obama creates national monuments in Illinois, Hawaii and Colorado
    President Obama came to his hometown Thursday to deliver a pre-election present to Mayor Rahm Emanuel as he seeks a second term next week, formally designating the city's Pullman factory district a national monument and praising the mayor’s “...

    Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel

    Reader recommendation: Arik Private Tours in Israel
    My brother-in-law treated our family (12 of us) to a guided tour in Israel. Our guide, Arik, was superb. Nothing fazed him, and he was great in his dealings with us. As a tour guide, he was able to contend with our 6- and 8-year-olds, their grandma of...