History

French soldiers in their trench somewhere on the Western Front. (Library of Congress/Wikipedia Commons)
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 16, 2017
What we see and how we see it largely depends on where we are standing. A shared sense of history, of what was, or might’ve been, or could be again, is the indispensable touchstone of our collective judgement, for memory is the soul of conscience.
Front: Lucas, Mike, and Dustin from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Back: A sign erected by white tenants seeking to prevent blacks from moving into a housing project in Detroit, 1942. (Netflix, Wikipedia Commons)
Arts & Culture Television
Antonio De Loera-BrustNovember 10, 2017
Could Hawkins be a place haunted not just by the Upside Down, but by the ghosts of our country’s racist past?
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Arts & Culture Books
Elizabeth Kirkland CahillNovember 02, 2017
A survey of children's books that put a human face on the complexities of America’s past
Illustration by Angelo Canta
Faith Faith in Focus
Catherine AddingtonOctober 26, 2017
To reflect upon Cornelia’s life today is inevitably to lament it.
Arts & Culture Books
Ted GioiaOctober 24, 2017
Much like Virgil in the pages of Hermann Broch’s book, we need to decide almost daily what we stand up for and when—and what price we are willing to pay for our convictions.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.October 20, 2017
At the heart of Anne Frank’s life and witness is a hopeful faith in humanity.