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It was 86 years ago last week when a high school biology teacher named John Scopes got arrested for teaching evolution in his classroom.
GRASPING FOR STRAWS: WHY THE RIGHT’S CLAIM THAT “TORTURE GOT US BIN LADEN” IS DISINGENUOUS AND UNDERMINES OUR SECURITY
by Joe Pace There is something surreal about the way some conservatives have seized on the death of Osama bin Laden as evidence that “torture works.” The claim rests on the assumption (for which evidence is ambiguous, at best) that, sometime circa 2004, detainees were water-boarded – tortured — into giving up the nickname of… [Continue Reading]
Here’s what you need to know about the precedent-setting case of Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan.
A few days ago, the journalist Sebastian Junger visited West Point, where I am on the history faculty. He was there to show Restrepo, his documentary film about a U.S. Army combat team deployed on a dangerous assignment in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, and then do an on-stage interview with me in front of… [Continue Reading]
A high school teacher and active re-enactor writes about teaching the Civil War and avoiding “the theory of absolutes.”