On May 20, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled that the Central Intelligence Agency did not have to release the last volume of its own in-house history of the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
In the summer issue of Perspectives on History, published online, historians wrote about the historical context of the Supreme Court decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.
Today’s What We’re Reading features historians’ reactions to the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS ruling, the birthplace of plastic surgery, changes afoot at the Mellon Foundation, a medieval workout plan, and much more!
Guided by the conviction that history and historical thinking can help illuminate just about any contemporary discussion, Perspectives on History has, for three years running, invited historians to comment on significant Supreme Court decisions.
The October issue of Perspectives on History is online and in the mail, and features two takes on President Obama’s higher education proposal, a report on how oral historians are looking back at Hurricane Sandy, useful reminders and information about the annual meeting, and a look at historical imagination, empathy, and the perils of the recent past.
It’s time to take your mail off of vacation hold; Perspectives on History is back from summer hiatus.
Last week, President Obama offered a proposal to help make higher education more affordable, specifically addressing the increases in tuition costs and reliance on student loans.