Category: History & Politics

Command & (Losing) Control

Nuclear Weapons & the Always-Never Dilemma By Joseph T. Stuart, PhD Assistant Professor of History, University of Mary On September 18, 1980, Senior Airman David F. Powell dropped the nine-pound socket that he was using with a wrench to unscrew a Titan II missile pressure cap. Although Powell was only 21 years old, he was already an experienced Titan repairman. But it had been a long day and he was tired. As the socket bounced on the work platform, he tried to catch it. Powell missed and the socket fell through the gap between the platform and the missile....

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Democracy in the Time of Choleric

Interview with In the age of group-think and deep political division nationwide that characterized the recent presidential election and its aftermath, any project aimed at finding common ground seems doomed. Yet what could be more important as the country faces critical domestic and foreign challenges going forward? This call is being answered via an online platform,, which facilitates voter participation in crafting proposals, co-authored by experts from both sides of the political aisle. Writing in the Christian Science Monitor last June, Michael Gerzon highlighted as a leading innovator in Civic Tech 3.0’s “touchscreen democracy,” which “turns...

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North Dakota Mosque a Symbol of Muslims’ Long Ties in America

By Samuel G. Freedman, author, professor and former New York Times columnist This article was first published in the New York Times on May, 27 2016. Reprinted in 360 Review with permission. For a printed copy of 360 Review please register here. To view the original article click here. Freedman Awarded 2017 Goldziher Prize Samuel G. Freedman won the 2017 Goldziher Prize for his coverage of Muslim Americans in his “On Religion” columns in the New York Times from 2010 to 2016—including the one reprinted here. The Goldziher Prize is awarded by the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim...

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