Silent Night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright

For 199 years, this beloved Christmas carol has resonated. More than 26,000 versions have been recorded and it enticed soldiers to lay down their arms

Silent Night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright
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For 199 years, this beloved Christmas carol has resonated. More than 26,000 versions have been recorded and it enticed soldiers to lay down their arms

Christmas songs and the power of nostalgia

Bing Crosby's version of White Christmas is recognized as the best-selling single record ever

Christmas songs and the power of nostalgia
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Bing Crosby’s version of White Christmas is recognized as the best-selling single record ever

The fake news controversy isn’t really new

News reporting has always been susceptible to allegations of spin and slant, cherry-picking and calculation

The fake news controversy isn’t really new
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News reporting has always been susceptible to allegations of spin and slant, cherry-picking and calculation

Poland’s 20th century tragedy

Stuck between Germany and the Soviet Union didn't stop thousands of Poles from contributing to the war effort in the 1940s

Poland’s 20th century tragedy
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Stuck between Germany and the Soviet Union didn’t stop thousands of Poles from contributing to the war effort in the 1940s

Adolf Hitler’s fateful mistake

If Hitler had declared war on Japan in support of the U.S., he might have kept the U.S. out of the European war. And that would have changed history

Adolf Hitler’s fateful mistake
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If Hitler had declared war on Japan in support of the U.S., he might have kept the U.S. out of the European war. And that would have changed history

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?

It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?
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It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him

Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons disconnected from reality

Although expensive and complicated, nuclear weapons are essentially an old technology that can’t be uninvented

Campaign to abolish nuclear weapons disconnected from reality
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Although expensive and complicated, nuclear weapons are essentially an old technology that can’t be uninvented

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago

Lyndon Johnson, who became President after the assassination JFK, watched it all slip away thanks to the Vietnam War

The unravelling of a U.S. presidency 50 years ago
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Lyndon Johnson, who became President after the assassination JFK, watched it all slip away thanks to the Vietnam War

America’s first ethnic working-class hero

An Irish-American Catholic, champion boxer John L. Sullivan rose to popularity from modest roots

America’s first ethnic working-class hero
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An Irish-American Catholic, champion boxer John L. Sullivan rose to popularity from modest roots

The lasting – and troubling – legacy of Martin Luther

It’s now 500 years since Luther threw down the gauntlet, taking on the power of the papacy in an era predating the separation of church and state

The lasting – and troubling – legacy of Martin Luther
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It’s now 500 years since Luther threw down the gauntlet, taking on the power of the papacy in an era predating the separation of church and state