Tag Archives: political history

Violence against members of Congress has a long, and ominous, history

16 Jun

Historian Joanne B. Freeman of Yale University provides a thoughtful survey of the 19th-century past regarding violence against members of Congress: Violence against members of Congress has a long, and ominous, history – The Washington Post

A Historian Compares Presidents Jackson and Trump

29 May

At the History News Network, Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian Daniel Walker Howe notes similarities and differences between Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump: History News Network | The Shameful Way Donald Trump Is Like Andrew Jackson

I Thought I Understood the American Right. Trump Proved Me Wrong.

15 Apr

“We Must Not Be Enemies”

10 Dec

Amitai Etzioni presents a thought-provoking analysis of contemporary society and culture from a communitarian perspective. Included in his analysis are some interesting comments on religion. Read his entire article at The American Scholar: The American Scholar: “We Must Not Be Enemies” – Amitai Etzioni

The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead

30 Nov

But Jesus-centered faith needs a new name. Christians have retired outdated labels before. During the late 19th century, when scientific rationalism fueled the questioning of Scripture, “fundamentalism” arose as an intelligent defense of Christianity. By the 1930s, however, fundamentalism was seen as anti-intellectual and judgmental. It was then that the term “evangelicalism” was put forward by Christianity Today’s first editor, Carl F. H. Henry, as a new banner under which a broad coalition of Jesus followers could unite.

More on “evangelicalism” now, from Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne in an op-ed in the New York Times: The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead – The New York Times

Clinton and Nouwen: A Historian Considers Hillary Clinton’s Spiritual Stamina

17 Nov

Dordt College alumna and Calvin College historian Kristin Du Mez offers some reflections on Hillary Clinton’s religious faith in light of her election defeat. (Du Mez is working on a book about Clinton’s faith.) Read Du Mez’s piece here at The Anxious Bench: Hillary Clinton’s Spiritual Stamina

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

16 Nov

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The reasons for Trump’s win are obvious, if you know where to look. It has to do with class (more than gender or religion). Or so argues Joan C. Williams in the Harvard Business Review: What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class

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