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Amity Shlaes

Brevity and Eloquence -- Lessons From Calvin

Peter W. Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Peter W. Wood

On May 1, the U.S. Mint released the latest of its presidential commemorative dollar coins, this one celebrating our famously taciturn 30th president,...

New Deal Denier Amity Shlaes: "1920s Income Inequality Didn't Hurt Middle-Class"

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

Having ten years to fully implement their vision, these Republicans did great for middle-class Americans, right? Again, only if we pretend that history ended in October 1929.

Boehner Admits to 'Capital Strike'

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The veil has finally been removed and the political representatives of corporate interests are letting everyone see where they are coming from and who they are serving.

Amity Shlaes's Forgotten History: When Unions Go Bust, We All Do

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Parramore

Conservatives are tasked with coming up with a narrative that makes villains out of working folks and heroes out of the powerful people who aim to squeeze them for what's left of their economic security. You have to admire their ingenuity.

Will Smith's Last Pharaoh vs. Egypt's History by Hollywood

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's upcoming movie sheds light on long forgotten Egyptian history. If you want to know the true story of the Last Pharaoh of Egypt, you'd better pay attention to what's going on in Egypt today and in the near future.

A Revolution in the Making?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

A sense of frustration, hopelessness and repression seems to be haunting Egyptian youth and the older people as well, struggling to make ends meet. The result has impacted Egyptian society.

Glenn Beck: "Historian" for a Troubled America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Beck's shtick is a backhanded nod to the relevance of history as a discipline and to historians not only as educators, but also as the keepers of the nation's myths.

Is Egypt's Economy in Crisis?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

Egypt is undergoing a severe liquidity crisis caused by the loss of hard currency from few sources: tourism was a key source of foreign exchange and the main engine of growth.

Thirty Years after Khomeini: Will Egypt Turn into another Iran?

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aladdin Elaasar

The 83-year-old President Mubarak of Egypt has been in power since 1981. Concerns about his health draw much greater attention to the question of who will next rule the nation of Egypt.

Will Smith, The Last Pharaoh

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Aladdin Elaasar

Will Smith's latest project, The Last Pharaoh, is a greatmega action movie expected by millions of fans around the globe.

Risky Business in the Arab World

Aladdin Elaasar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Aladdin Elaasar

Why is it hard for Arab and Muslim writers, professors, intellectuals and average persons to speak out against suicide bombers, Jihadists, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism in their countries?

Amity Shlaes' The Forgotten Man: Why Is This Republicans' Favorite Book?

Politico | Andie Coller and Patrick O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

There aren't any sex scenes or vampires, and it won't help you lose weight. But House Republicans are tearing through the pages of Amity Shlaes' "T...

Revolt 2009! Computers Rise Up, Force Improved Health Care Upon An Anxious Population

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Improved health IT is actually one of the few issues where left and right agree. Better health information is not a partisan issue, or at least it wasn't until now.

The Great Depression, Part IV

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Deal doubters cannot dispute the numbers and the overwhelming accomplishments of this era, so they focus instead on the few incomplete successes.

The Forgotten Math: Pre-WWII New Deal Saw Biggest Drop In Unemployment Rate in History

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Conservatives would like us all to believe their claim that history proves massive spending packages like the New Deal will supposedly harm our economy.