WikiLeaks Still Rippling

‘Tis the season of the summer blockbuster and our profession’s closest approximation thereof offers something for everyone. Sex, violence, intrigue, the ubiquitous cultural icon Lady Gaga – WikiLeaks has it all. But what does it teach us as diplomatic historians? As concerned citizens? So far, WikiLeaks raises more questions than it answers. Last year, news […]

Teaching about Ronald Reagan by Confronting Contradictions

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of his inauguration and the twenty-second anniversary of his exit from the White House, Ronald Reagan has attained an iconic status, beloved by the political right and often vilified by the political left. Because Reagan retreated from the public eye before most incoming freshman were born, he is a […]

LGBT Equality and The Limits of Human Rights

Last October, a bill was introduced in the Ugandan parliament that would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death.  The bill also calls for the extradition of Ugandans who engage in homosexual sex in other countries and for criminal penalties for individuals, media, or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]