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  • History on Proper Principles: The Legacy of Forrest McDonald

    01/31/2016 9:22:16 AM PST · by Pelham · 6 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | Jan 28, 2016 | Lenore Ealy, Stephen Klugewicz
    "As an interpreter of American constitutional government, McDonald has achieved a national reputation among historians, statesmen, and the literary public that began with the publication of We The People in 1958. Respected historians David M. Potter and C. Vann Woodward praised We The People in the pages of the Saturday Review and the New York Times, and shortly after the book's publication McDonald appeared on NBC's "Continental Classroom" television show. He delivered dozens of talks across the country during the bicentennial celebration of the Constitution, and in the 1980s Novus Ordo Seclorum was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 1987, the...
  • Harvard Historian: Obama Is Being Check-Mated by Vladimir Putin (Video)

    10/19/2015 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Niall Ferguson, author, historian and Harvard professor, weighed in on Barack Obama’s disastrous foreign policy today on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo. Maria this is going horribly wrong. He’s really created an explosion of sectarian conflict right across the region. And I think now he’s being check-mated by Vladimir Putin the Russian president who you said a moment ago has taken in the initiative. It’s really the first time since the early seventies that the Russians have been in a position to play the part of power broker in the Middle East. Ferguson also pointed out to Bartiromo that...
  • Jacques Barzun Dies at 104; Cultural Critic Saw the Sun Setting on the West

    10/26/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 25, 2012 | Edward Rothstein
    Jacques Barzun, the distinguished historian, essayist, cultural gadfly and educator who helped establish the modern discipline of cultural history and came to see the West as sliding toward decadence, died Thursday night in San Antonio, where he lived. He was 104.
  • Left-Wing Historian: Arab Hate the Obstacle to Peace

    09/08/2012 2:34:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/12
    The main obstacle to Israeli-Arab peace is the Palestinian nationalist movement’s fanaticism and refusal to compromise, historian Benny Morris has said. Morris, who was once numbered among Israel’s most staunchly left-wing academics, told Haaretz, .... “I’ve written enough about a conflict that has no solution, primarily due to the Palestinians’ consistency in rejecting a two-state solution.” He mentioned his most recent book, “One State, Two States,” which, he said, describes a “historic journey” with a political purpose. “I want to open readers’ eyes to the truth,” he declared. “My goal is to expose the goals of the Palestinian national movement...
  • TV historian triggers storm after calling Islam a 'made-up' religion (UK)

    09/02/2012 6:57:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-2-12 | Mario Ledwith
    Channel 4 has become embroiled in controversy after viewers claimed that a programme distorted the history of Islam. The broadcaster and regulator Ofcom and received nearly 550 complaints after Islam: The Untold Story was screened last week. The show’s presenter, Tom Holland, was subjected to a wave of criticism for his investigation into the origins of the religion and its early texts. He said there was little written contemporary evidence about the life of the Prophet Muhammad, and claimed that the Koran makes little or no reference to Islam’s holy city of Mecca. Holland, an award-winning writer and historian, received...
  • Art critic Robert Hughes dies in New York at 74

    08/07/2012 9:46:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | August 7, 2012 | Matthew Westwood
    The brilliant and sometimes controversial art critic and historian Robert Hughes has died in New York at the age of 74.
  • Sir John Keegan - RIP

    08/03/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | August 2, 2012 | Staff
    He had been on the teaching staff of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for 25 years in 1986 when Max Hastings announced his recruitment to the paper the day he took over the editor’s chair. Keegan proved an unrivalled asset as the Soviet empire crumbled and collapsed, the government demanded a “peace dividend” in the form of cutbacks to the Armed Forces and a series of military actions flared up in the Middle East and the Balkans.
  • Video: Gingrich schools Pelley on “rule of law” on terrorists

    Gingrich Lectures combative debate moderator on rules of war.
  • Gingrich Interviewed on Fox News Special Report Around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST Tonight

    11/08/2011 3:35:25 PM PST · by BCrago66 · 76 replies
    Fox News Special Report ^ | 11/8/11 | Fox News
    Fox News Special Report interviews a Republican presidential candidate each week; today, it's Newt Gingrich's turn, starting around 6:35 - 6:40 PM EST. In past weeks, the interview starts on TV, and continues after 7PM EST on "Special Report Online"; I posted the link to the online show above.
  • Historian Details Nazi Outreach in Arab World

    05/23/2010 10:11:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 564+ views
    inn ^ | 5/23/10 | Maayana Miskin
    During World War II Nazi Germany tried to rally support in the Arab world, often trying to find common ground in anti-Semitism. The extent of the Nazi propaganda in Arabic has been revealed in a book titled Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World. Historian Jeffrey Herf based his book on wartime broadcasts in Arabic that were transcribed by the American embassy in Cairo. Thousands of transmissions were sent from 1939 to 1945.
  • Left-Wing Israeli Historian Now Blames Arabs for Impasse

    05/21/2008 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 122+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 5-21-08 | Hillel Fendel
    (IsraelNN.com) Writing in the May 8th edition of Newsweek, Benny Morris - long known as a Revisionist, even anti-Israel, historian - says Arab-Muslim hatred of Israel continues to preclude peace. Though his article contains many anti-Israel jabs, the thrust is that there is nothing Israel can do to overcome Islamic national-religious hatred of Israel and the Jews in the Land of Israel. [Arab] rejection of any compromise, whether a partition of Palestine or the creation of a binational state, was deep-seated, consensual and consistent. "Myself and several other young Israeli historians were dubbed revisionists and commonly assumed to be doves,"...
  • Eminent Historian Debunks Scottish History As Largely Fabrication

    05/19/2008 4:05:09 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 201+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 5-18-2008 | Stuart MacDonald
    Eminent historian debunks Scottish history as largely fabricationA book by the late Hugh Trevor-Roperand due to be published five years after his death argues that Scottish history is based on myths and falsehoods Stuart MacDonald SCOTLAND’S history is weaved from a “fraudulent” fabric of “myths and falsehoods”, according to an explosive new study by one of the world’s most eminent historians. The Invention of Scotland: Myth and History, is the last book, and one of the most controversial, written by the late Hugh Trevor-Roper. Now, five years after his death, the book is to be published at one of the...
  • Been There Done That

    07/10/2007 10:43:50 AM PDT · by Kaput · 255+ views
    campusreportonline.net ^ | July 9, 2007 | Mary Kapp
    Been There Done That by: Mary Kapp, July 09, 2007 Young conservatives watching the poll ratings of the only president they have ever voted for implode got some words of comfort, sort of, from a veteran conservative journalist last month at the Heritage Foundation. After conservative Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater’s landslide defeat in 1964, the movement that nominated him was “apparently dead,” M. Stanton Evans remembers. “We didn’t even have grief counselors at that time,” Evans wryly recounts. “The malls weren’t covered.” “It could rain.” Back then, Evans was the editorial page editor of The Indianapolis News. “There were...
  • One of The Corps' Great Historians Passes

    05/08/2007 7:43:14 PM PDT · by AlbertoMG · 11 replies · 777+ views
    National Review Online - The Tank ^ | May 8, 2007 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Simmons passed away Saturday.
  • Historian Discovers Evidence Documenting First European Voyage Up The Delaware

    04/23/2007 5:54:30 PM PDT · by blam · 27 replies · 768+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-23-2007 | University Of Pennsylvania
    Source: University of Pennsylvania Date: April 23, 2007 Historian Discovers Evidence Documenting First European Voyage Up The Delaware Science Daily — A University of Pennsylvania scholar has pinpointed 1616 as the year of the first European voyage up the Delaware River. Jaap Jacobs, a senior fellow at Penn's McNeil Center for Early American Studies, detailed his findings in a paper, "Truffle Hunting with an Iron Hog: The First Dutch Voyage up the Delaware River," recently presented as part of the McNeil Center Seminar Series. Scholarly discoveries tend to be the outcome of a deliberate process, but serendipity played an important...
  • A lifelong voice for conservatives

    02/21/2006 5:28:54 PM PST · by Mike Bates · 7 replies · 316+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | 2/21/2006 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    M. Stanton Evans has watched conservatives come and go for 50 years, and has long lamented their tendency to catch "Potomac fever" as soon as they come to power. "When our people get to the point where they can do us some good, they stop being our people," he said in enunciating what he calls "Evans' Law of Politics." Through good times and bad, Mr. Evans has used his syndicated columns, his books and his whiskey-wry humor to steady the spirits of fellow conservatives for 50 years. "I was never for Nixon until Watergate," he once told a press conference...
  • Holocaust Denier Gets Three Years

    02/20/2006 10:52:30 AM PST · by Jeremiah2911 · 112 replies · 2,335+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 20, 2006 | VERONIKA OLEKSYN
    Right-wing British historian David Irving pleaded guilty Monday to denying the Holocaust and was sentenced to three years in prison, even after conceding he wrongly said there were no Nazi gas chambers at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Irving, handcuffed and wearing a navy blue suit, arrived in court carrying a copy of one of his most controversial books — "Hitler's War," which challenges the extent of the Holocaust. "I made a mistake when I said there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz," Irving told the court before his sentencing, at which he faced up to 10 years in prison. He...
  • The Pope (JPII) was Jewish says historian

    11/08/2005 5:40:59 AM PST · by NYer · 48 replies · 1,075+ views
    Metro News ^ | April 14, 2005 | Riazat Butt
    A MANCHESTER historian has claimed that Pope John Paul II was Jewish. Yaakov Wise says his study into the the maternal ancestry of Karol Josez Wojtyla (John Paul II's real name) has revealed startling conclusions. Mr Wise, a researcher in orthodox Jewish history and philosophy, said the late Pope's mother, grandmother and great-grandmother were all probably Jewish and came from a small town not far from Krakow. The Pope was a priest and cardinal archbishop in the Polish city before his election to the papacy. Mr Wise said: "According to orthodox Judaism, a person's Jewish identity is passed down...
  • Historian plans book on Hurricane Katrina

    09/12/2005 7:39:08 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 23 replies · 526+ views
    mercury news ^ | 9-12-05 | HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - In the first major book deal related to Hurricane Katrina, historian and best-selling author Douglas Brinkley is planning "an analysis and narrative of the ongoing crisis in New Orleans in historical context," according to his publisher William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book, tentatively titled "The Great Deluge," is scheduled to be published by Morrow early next year. Financial terms were not disclosed Monday and there was no immediate word on whether any proceeds would be donated to charity. "Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history," Brinkley, a professor at the...
  • Historian Seeks to Re-create Legendary Rebel Yell

    07/01/2005 8:55:40 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 57 replies · 1,902+ views
    Newhouse News ^ | July 1, 2005 | Dru Sefton
    Alabama artist Roberta Wesley hoped to capture the intensity of the legendary Confederate battle cry in her painting "Rebel Yell." (Courtesy of Roberta Wesley) Historian Seeks to Re-create Legendary Rebel Yell BY DRU SEFTON  The rebel yell, a legend of the Confederacy, endures today in racehorse names, song titles and Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. But actual recordings of the piercing battle cry, which terrified countless Union troops during the Civil War, are extremely rare.Now a Civil War historian working with a sound engineer has multiplied a yell to re-create the hideous cacophony Union soldiers faced in battles...