Teaching the Israel Palestine conflict: a perspective from a US classroom

Strong student opinions overheard following controversial news events – Entrenched viewpoints during discussions in the hallways and before class – Tensions between students identifying with opposing groups. While these might be seen as fraught moments to be avoided by some, or difficulties to be subdued by others, for teachers of modern history perhaps these could […]

Lies, damn lies and post-truth

President Donald Trump speaks to the media outside of the White House. AP/Evan Vucci Lee McIntyre, Boston University Most politicians lie. Or do they? Even if we could find some isolated example of a politician who was scrupulously honest – former President Jimmy Carter, perhaps – the question is how to think about the rest […]