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We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

<b>Abraham Lincoln (AP/Alexander Gardner)</b><p>Too often, we settle for the idea that Lincoln fought to save a mythical union. He really fought for opportunity<p>Harold Holzer • Norton Garfinkle<p>December 26, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Just and Generous Nation: Abraham Lincoln and the Fight for American …

How “Homeland” Helps Justify the War on Terror

In October, a few days after U.S. air strikes on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, General John Campbell testified in a Senate hearing about the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. Activists called the strike a war crime, but the air of controversy didn’t seem to influence the …

International films reinforce gender stereotypes, study finds

<b>A 2013 photo of actress Geena Davis of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which commissioned the study (Associated Press)</b><p>The first-ever global study concludes that the lack of female representation in film is a worldwide issue<p>Prachi Gupta<p>September 22, 2014 10:55pm (UTC)<p>Just two days …

Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s bizarre, hilarious star-studded YouTube video parodies

The comedian released four fake movie trailers, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson and others<p>Prachi Gupta<p>March 3, 2014 2:17pm (UTC)<p>As has become tradition for him, comedian Jimmy Kimmel debuted his movie trailer parody following the Oscars on Sunday night. This year, however, …

The “Dead Poets Society” takeover of America: How memes ate our politics

<b>Robin Williams in "Dead Poets Society" (Touchstone Pictures)</b><p>The movie doesn’t just undervalue English study — it shows how aesthetics have taken over our politics<p>Noah Berlatsky<p>February 26, 2014 11:59pm (UTC)<p>If there's one memorable scene in "Dead Poets Society," it's the last one. Robin Williams as …

Where Have All the Workers Gone?

A hundred years ago, the popular image of the worker was a sweaty toiler, his face smudged with coal dust or scorched by the blast furnace, oppressed by the industrial machine but not its total victim. He was coiled with potential energy that was frightening to some and inspiring to others—he had …

Prehistoric forest uncovered by storms in Cardigan Bay - in pictures

The skeletal trees of Borth forest – last alive 4,500 years ago and linked to lost kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod – appear at shoreline