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Waco, Branch Davidians, and Changing Perceptions

Twenty-five years ago this week, federal and Texas state law officers laid siege to the Waco, TX Branch Davidian compound, where they believed cult members had been stockpiling weapons and children were being sexually abused. […]

Irish Peace and the Good Friday Agreement of 1998

The Good Friday Agreement of April 10, 1998 was an historic moment in the long Irish peace process. […]

50 Years After 1968

The year that rocked the world and changed the United States forever, 1968 is remembered as a time of societal divisions and cultural shifts. […]

Tensions with North Korea: The 1968 Pueblo Incident

Over the last few months, tensions between the United States and North Korea have been high. Fifty years ago, the two countries faced a crisis that found nearly half of the US public expecting war. […]

Responsibility, Overconfidence, & Intervention Efforts in the Age of Fake News

Who does the public hold accountable in the age of mass misinformation? What is being done now to deal with the problem? How can it be done better? […]

Ideological Self-Identification Before Democratic Collapse: The Case of Chile Before 1973

September 11 evokes tragic memories in the U.S. due to the terrorist attacks in 2001. Far south in the Americas in Chile, the date is associated with a different tragedy. […]

The Long Hot Summer: Riots in 1967

The Summer of Love was not the only nickname given to those months in 1967 when the world seemed to be changing at a record pace. […]

A Creeping Doubt: Public Support for Vietnam in 1967

In Vietnam, no one called 1967 the Summer of Love. […]

Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came: Changing Opinions on the Draft

Fifty years ago, in the spring of 1967, a group of students gathered at the Sheep Meadow in Central Park to burn their draft cards. […]

Going All the Way: Public Opinion and Premarital Sex

Fifty years ago during the Summer of Love, the emerging hippie subculture captured the attention of the nation. Young people outraged their elders with unconventional haircuts, clothes, and music; skeptical attitudes about property and traditional religion, and, perhaps most shockingly, belief in free sexual expression outside the bounds of marriage. […]