The Political Science of Campaigns, Elections, and Participation

The 33rd President of the United States of America, statesman Harry S Truman (1884 – 1972), waving from a train. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.17.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief 1 – Elections 1.1 – Types of Elections From the broad and general to the small and local, elections are[…]

A Century of Change in America, 1917-2017

By Dr. Vaughn Davis Bornet / 03.18.2018 Professor Emeritus of History Southern Oregon College What were those moments, and when where those developments—the ones that now seem—on reflection– to have changed everything? The ones in my lifetime, I mean, that started as World War I approached an end? Let’s just start with Armistice Day, November 11, 1918.[…]

Hitler’s Americans

By Susan Ronald / 03.18.2018 Why were so many “great” Americans tarred with a pro-Nazi brush? Henry Ford. Connecticut Banker and Senator, Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of the Bush presidents. Charles Lindbergh. Even the first, albeit short-lived, America First Committee (1940-1941) with its origins at Yale University allowed itself to become infiltrated by dangerous agents of[…]

Military Campaigns of Xerxes the Great

A relief with a representation of Persian King Xerxes I. 5th century BCE, Persepolis. By Dr. Joshua J. Mark / 03.14.2018 Professor of Philosophy Marist College Introduction Xerxes I (ruled 486-465 BCE), also known as Xerxes the Great, was the king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. His official title was Shahanshah which, though usually translated as `emperor’, actually means `king of kings’.[…]