History

Is America Choosing Decline?

Anxiety about China surpassing the United States is old news. The numbers are complicated—but actively undermining the postwar order isn't helping.

The Fight Women Won

Militant suffragettes’ most important tactic was to turn women’s bodies—supposedly passive, pliant, and protected—into a battleground. 

A System in Denial

Industrialization, a new book argues, depended on gun-making. But from the start manufacturers refused any responsibility for gun violence.

The Truth About Appalachia

A conversation with historian Elizabeth Catte, author of a new book that upends narratives about a region that has been dubbed Trump Country