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Alexander Cochrane and the Enduring Myths of the War of 1812

War of 1812

By Willard Sterne Randall The War of 1812, often called “the forgotten conflict,” is probably the least understood American war. Just as frequently, it is described as the Second War of American Independence. This is because of a persistent fallacy

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Posted in Modern History

The Broadcasting Legend Who Discovered T. E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

by Mitchell Stephens During the First World War Lowell Thomas was confirming—as he zipped to Europe, through Europe and then to the Middle East— that being in motion was his preferred state. And the direction he preferred for all this

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Father’s Day Roundup – Our Top Picks for Dad

America first celebrated Father’s Day on June 19, 1910, in Washington. It wasn’t until President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day an official holiday, however, that Father’s Day received the same treatment. The idea that took root in a West Virginia

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Posted in Modern History

Inside a Prison Cell with Sheikh Ahmed Ashoush

by Shadi Hamid What does it look like to come of age in the Muslim Brotherhood, to find yourself skipping classes and revolting against the state? In an organization that prioritized the principle of “listening and obeying,” how did Muslim

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Posted in Contemporary History, Modern History

Benghabrit: The Muslim Rector who saved Jews from the Gestapo

Benghabrit

by Susan Cahill The Grand Mosque of Paris was built between 1922 and 1926 to symbolize the eternal friendship between France and Islam. It was also meant to express gratitude to the half-million Muslims of the French Empire’s North African

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Posted in Contemporary History
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