When Journalism Becomes Advocacy

Video: Journalist Carroll Bogert, president of the Marshall Project, offers a unique perspective on the line separating the media from activists, and considers what we gain, and what we lose, when journalism takes an obvious stand.

Presidential Biographer Discusses Hit Hamilton Musical

From his birth in the Caribbean to death in a duel, Alexander Hamilton’s life was part romance, part tragedy. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the blockbuster Broadway musical, with excerpts from its score.

New York Times Correspondent David Sanger Discusses Cyber Warfare

New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger describes America’s move to using cyber warfare as a key part of its arsenal. Examining its impact on both defense strategy and civil liberties, he argues that over-classification is not only impeding our understanding of government actions but also hurting American national security.

Harvard’s John Stauffer Explains How the South Won the Civil War

Most Americans were taught that the North won and the South lost the American Civil War. But what if the issues that led to the bloodshed were never resolved? Harvard professor John Stauffer connects the Civil War era with current events, highlighting how the South effectively won the war and why it matters today.

Dartmouth Professor Examines How Art Conveys Truth

Despite journalism’s essential role in informing the public about significant events, Dartmouth professor Irene Kacandes argues that it’s memoir, fiction, music, and art that often best convey truth and leave lasting impressions.

Dartmouth Professor Looks at Contradictions in US Immigration

One would think that current anxieties about immigration in the US have never been more intense, but history teaches us otherwise. Dartmouth professor Richard Wright examines the present-day contradictions of US immigration policy and places them in historical perspective.

Middlebury Professor Shares History of the British Monarchy

Americans were fascinated by the British royal family long before Meghan Markle, but few have understood its history. What role has the monarchy played in the British constitution? How is it financed, and how important is its public image? Middlebury professor Paul Monod addresses these questions.