History

Linotype operators of The Chicago Defender. Photo by Russell Lee. Source: US Library of Congress.
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Elliott J. Gorn May 23, 2017
The Defender was an essential community institution that shaped black ideas, politics and social life.
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeMay 11, 2017
“It’s hard for me to credit that the president is now vigorously acting in Hillary Clinton’s interest,” says Philip Lacovara.
Arts & Culture Last Take
Bill McGarveyMay 11, 2017
The documentary series “Five Came Back” and the British film “Their Finest” have brought World War II propaganda films back into public consciousness.
Don Quixote statue in Belgium. Photo by Dennis Jarvis
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D. Scott Hendrickson reviews "The Man Who Invented Fiction: How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World" by William Egginton
By Ferdinand Pauwels
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George T. DeasApril 25, 2017

This is a book I have long needed to read. Martin Luther is in the top tier of 16th-century greats whose life, actions and works forever changed the landscape of Christianity and, therefore, all of Western civilization. Yet my knowledge of the man himself was scant and tainted.

Painting of Father Jacques Marquette preaching to Native Americans by Wilhelm Lamprecht
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Thomas J. ShelleyApril 24, 2017
Thomas J. Shelley reviews "Continental Ambitions" by