Understanding the Pentagon: Intent, Construction, and Development

Understanding the Pentagon: Intent, Construction, and Development

Adjusted for inflation, The United States defense budget has multiplied by sixty over the last century. This article reflects on the development of the Department of Defense and the early impacts of America’s permanent wartime economy.  

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Howard Zinn, People’s History and the Issue of Historical Objectivity

Howard Zinn, People’s History and the Issue of Historical Objectivity

This article analyzes the perspective and values of Howard Zinn, specifically in his acclaimed work, A People’s History of the United States (1980). By studying his narrative of American history, we can learn more about the process of studying “history from below” in a nation plagued with clashing histories and narratives.

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The Debate of Affirmative Action in Public Universities (Bakke 1978)

The Debate of Affirmative Action in Public Universities (Bakke 1978)

By studying the build-up and fallout of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978), this article explores the cases for and against affirmative action, especially in the context of public universities and their admissions processes.

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