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Faithful eight

Faithful eight

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | Author shows how God used believers of high and low station to change a nation’s path

Balkan betrayal, again and again

By Marvin Olasky
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History | In a region long used as a pawn by great powers, reformers have reason to be suspicious of the West

Colorado students skip school to support revisionist history course

By Laura Edghill
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Education | In an act of protest, students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are skipping school. Students claim they are walking out due to their school board’s…

Web Reads: Deconstructing the Rebel Yell

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Describing a battle cry. What did the Rebel Yell sound like and how do you spell it? This essay explores the mystery of the Yell, the history surrounding the…

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Painful histories. The personal genome-mapping company 23andMe markets itself to family history enthusiasts, promising to “bring your family to life.” But…

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s <em>Aeneid</em>

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s Aeneid

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | In an earlier column I argued that Homer and his epics were important for the Christian to read because Greek mythology provides historical context for…

Blasting the past

Blasting the past

By Joy Pullmann
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Education | New AP framework presents a relentlessly negative view of U.S. history

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

A war game that focuses on valor, not violence

By Ben Cogan
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Technology | Valiant Hearts: The Great War takes a less graphic, more human approach to a video game set on a battlefield

Did Darwin help start WWI?

By Dick Peterson
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History | As scholars debate whether World War I was an accidental war rife with mistakes and misperceptions or an intentional plan to dominate the world, a new…

Is suicide ‘cowardly desertion’?

Is suicide ‘cowardly desertion’?

By Marvin Olasky
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Culture | Late 19th century newspaper editors thought so

Do U.S. history classes really need to teach about Benjamin Franklin?

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Conservatives are calling for the College Board to suspend changes to its Advanced Placement U.S. History course, set to take place for the next school year.

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