Category: Editorials

Jay Leno And History

Jay Leno’s writers, amongst many, have had a field day with portraying France as a country of cowards, surrender-monkeys. Even the most novice historians know that France surrendered to Nazi Germany in World War II in the midst of complete political and military collapse. Serious historians find this era fascinating

The Spanish-American War

The Spanish-American War was the first “media war.” During the 1890s, sensationalistic journalism manufactured dramatic events and was a powerful force that helped propel the United States into war with Spain. Newspaper owners William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer used melodrama, romance, and hyperbole to sell millions of newspapers, a