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Late last month, a conservative website called The Federalist published an article advocating that healthy, young Americans deliberately infect themselves with Covid-19, as part of a national “controlled voluntary infection” strategy meant to…

Writ Large is a new podcast about the books that changed the world. In each episode, host Zachary Davis interviews one of the world’s leading scholars about one book that shaped the world we live in—whether you’ve heard of it or not.    The…

Acts of physical violence, verbal intimidation, and hate-mongering against Chinese and other Asian Americans are occurring with alarming frequency throughout the country. Since the start of the medical crisis, more than one thousand acts of…

The American Geophysical Union's Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world, with the December, 2019 meeting in San Francisco attracting 25,000 attendees. During the week, Stanford History PhD and JD student Benjamin…

We are demigods of discards – but our copious garbage became a toxic burden only with the modern cult of ‘disposability’.

 

 

We are turning the world inside-out. Massive mining operations rip into rock, unearthing lithium…

Stanford historian Kathryn Olivarius discusses her research into antebellum New Orleans and how the yellow fever epidemic shaped the region economically and socially – at a devastating and deadly cost.

The uncertainties and anxiety people…

Stanford historian Jennifer Burns discusses how universal basic income could become a major discussion point in Washington D.C. as policymakers respond to the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic.

Until now, universal basic income –…

Professor Gordon Chang, Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of American History in the Department of History, was elected as a member of the Society of American Historians. …

Gordon Chang - USA Today article written by Courtney Subramanian, Nicholas Wu and David Jackson 

 

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has doubled down on referring to the coronavirus pandemic as the "Chinese virus" as he tries to…

We’ve Been Looking in the Wrong Places to Understand Sanders’s Socialism

He shares the conviction of Gilded Age socialists that values, not economic laws, determine the contours of American society.

By Richard White

Mr.…