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PHOTOS: 14 Incredible Underground Historic Sites

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Ancient tombs, long-buried ruins and even whole cities, there's a wealth of historic secrets lying just beneath our feet. Whether built to save space...

President Obama Should Have Fought This One

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Obama has again bent to the economic philosophy that rewards the casino gamblers on Wall Street and leaves the majority of the country standing outside the casino with a tin cup -- hoping that the gamblers are at least big tippers.

The Sorry History of Compromise

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

I get it. President Obama's secret hope was to leave a legacy as "The Great Unifier." But compromise generally sucks, Mr. President. Shall we count how many Indian tribes compromised?

What To Do About the Civil War?

Maureen Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Maureen Costello

Warning to teachers: We have four years ahead in which our students will be bombarded by lies, omissions and wishful thinking about the Civil War. Our job is to tell them the truth.

The Dark Side of Beauty: The Mosque As "Terror Cell"

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.

REVIEW: Buckminster Fuller's 1928 Ideas & Integrities

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert David Steele

6 Star and Beyond-the Essence of Fuller, the Future of Humanity I did not truly begin to understand the breadth and depth of Buckminster Fuller's thi...

Jerome Witkin: Painting History, Memory and Fantasy

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2011 | Arts
John Seed

"Painters are quiet in their studio," Jerome Witkin says, "so naturally they like to talk when they aren't working." Here is one particularly remarkable story that he told me.

The Myth of Thanksgiving and the Legacy of Manifest Destiny

Aaron Huey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Huey


An In-Depth Interview with William Graham, Dean of Harvard Divinity School and Professor of Middle Eastern Studies

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rahim Kanani

What is really needed is to integrate the study of major world cultural and religious traditions into the basic fabric of undergraduate education.

The First Thanksgiving: A Re-Enactment (VIDEO)

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli


PHOTOS: 9 Most Historic Cities In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In light of Thanksgiving being days away, here at the Huffington Post we thought a look at some of the most historic cities in America might get us in...

Debating the existence of the Federal Reserve

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

The folks at Marginal Revolution are conducting a small debate over whether we're actually better off with a Federal Reserve or without. This is a dis...

Part 5: Colonizing the Mosque (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With mosques functioning as the local centers of Islamic faith and the object of renewed Western suspicion, it is undeniable that mosques also help keep alive the memory of the divide of civilizations that once rent the world irreparably in two.

Mammoth Calf, Ancient Art Work Displayed At Neanderthal Museum In Germany (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stunning new German exhibition is shedding new light onto the prehistoric era. Displayed at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, the exhib...

Marc Parent and the Art of Twitter Activism

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Marc Parent, one of the most celebrated observers and activists on Twitter today, dedicates his thought-provoking feed to shining a spotlight on that history, and provides great links that are often the subject of great debate.

The Story Behind Obama's Remarks on FDR

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Ferguson

FDR was simply not willing to make the kind of arrangements with bankers that President Obama was. That's the heart of the matter.

Chic Trek: Adelaide, South Australia (VIDEO)

Shana Ting Lipton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shana Ting Lipton

I visited the charming and multifaceted city of Adelaide in South Australia for the first time last week. It's actually Australia's cultural capital -- in more ways than one -- from Edwardian architecture to a hopping urban arts scene.

Bush's Decision Points -- Goodwill Hunting

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

I'm up to page 107, so almost a quarter of the way through former President Bush's new memoirs, Decision Points. I had two weeks of acute toothache, b...

PHOTOS: 12 Vacation Spots For History Lovers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

For those of you seeking ancient ruins, medieval marvels or world-famous landmarks on your travels, it can sometimes be challenging to find a vacation...

Man Pleads Guilty To Slaying That Sparked Selma March

AP | PHILLIP RAWLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ala. — A former state trooper took a plea deal Monday in the 1965 slaying of a black man that prompted the "Bloody Sunday" march at Selm...

WATCH: Morphing Map Covers 1,000 Years In 5 Minutes

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While most European borders may seem permanent and fixed, a new video illustrates their fluidity over the last 1,000 years. The clip, "10 Centuries I...

Homosexuality in the Military: An Anthropological Perspective

Nigel Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nigel Barber

The Spartans were not alone in their institutionalization of homosexuality in the military. The same phenomenon occurred among the Japanese samurai.

PHOTOS: 11 Historic Sites That Changed The Course Of History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

History is full of pivotal moments that have shaped our world. From the monumental struggles between ancient empires to the key battles of World War T...

Bush and Memoirs

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

Former President Bush has written his recollections and there have been conflicting accounts of what, exactly, they are. Let me try and clarify the distinctions between the various genres of autobiography.

Custer's First Stand: Old West Point Applications Put Online

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ALBANY, N.Y. — Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described...