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How do you spot a witch? This notorious 15th-century book gave...

Melissa Chim, General Theological Seminary Books have always had the power to cast a spell over their readers –...

The humble origins of ‘Silent Night’

Sarah Eyerly, Florida State University One of the world’s most famous Christmas carols, “Silent Night,” celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. Over the centuries, hundreds...

The early-20th century German trans-rights activist who was decades ahead of...

Elizabeth Heineman, University of Iowa The Trump administration continues its assault on transgender rights. In July 2017, Trump sought to bar transgender people from serving in...

Why Russia thinks it’s exceptional

Gregory Carleton, Tufts University Destiny calls upon Russia once more to face the West – or so Russians might believe. America is not alone in projecting...

How Columbus, of all people, became a national symbol

William Francis Keegan, University of Florida Christopher Columbus was a narcissist. He believed he was personally chosen by God for a mission that no one else...

Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we fall...

Petra S. McGillen, Dartmouth College Donald Trump appears to have a straightforward definition of fake news: Stories that are critical of him or...

Could razing Hitler’s first home backfire?

Despina Stratigakos, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York The Austrian government has announced that it will demolish or completely remake the house...

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