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Senator Grassley’s claim about the New Deal is stark and definitive. Quite simply, in his mind, it did not work. The historians who responded to our request for input disagreed strongly.
Historians say… Bottom Line: Most historians who responded agree that Senator Schumer is on solid ground, but their caveats and the statements of the historians […]
Historians say… Updated to include an additional response. Eight historians responded to our request for comment; their full statements and recommended sources are below (click […]
Makers of foreign policy seem particularly prone to certain historical touchstones. Some policy makers still see the world through the appeasement at Munich, others through […]
The editor has been busy feeding the interactive timeline and preparing for the next round of visualizations. The timeline is now current up to Valentine’s […]
I wasn’t prepared for the volume. When I started the Political Uses of the Past Project, based on my home-brewed code that scanned public records […]
The project is still getting caught up while simultaneously working on visualizations for the data; these will be posted soon and updated regularly. For now, […]
In this installment of the Political Uses of the Past Project, the revolutionary generation seems to be on the minds of members of the House. […]
The Political Uses of the Past Project is sorting through the avalanche of statements that the new Congress has brought. This post includes two dozen […]
Reagan, Truman, Kennedy, Clinton and both Bushes made appearances in congressional speeches about the shutdown last week, and other speeches focused on the unprecedented facts […]