Monday, December 12, 2016

Bringing History Into the Present at The Daily Beast


As I looked back over the stories I've written for The Daily Beast this year, I was struck by how many of them were historical. Most were published under the rubrics of our regular Cloak & Dagger and Lost Masterpieces features, which are long reads that run on the weekends. But most of them also have some relevance to current events, especially the resurgence of fascism and Nazism, whether we call the new movements white nationalism, the alt-right, or just Donald Trump on Twitter. 




Cloak and Dagger

Angels of the Resistance in Nazi Paris


Brave women helped downed Allied flyers escape the Germans.... MORE

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Salvador Death Squad

The Nun Murders and the Transition Team

Nov 27, 2016 10:25 AM EST
During the transition from Carter to Reagan, the Salvadoran death squads started targeting... MORE


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Napoleon III

The (Second) Empire Strikes Back

Nov 20, 2016 12:15 AM EST
NapolĂ©on III was a vain authoritarian who came to power in a wave of nationalist populism.... MORE


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Jung

The Secret Agent Shrink vs. The Nazis

Nov 12, 2016 12:15 AM EST
At the height of World War II, the U.S.... MORE

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Socialite as Spy story, which is really about how underestimated women were in her day, WWII, with the twist that that's what saved her life

Socialite Beat the Nazis By Playing Dumb

Sep 25, 2016 12:15 AM EDT
Big game hunter, legendary French Riviera partier, and a quintessential WASP—Gertrude Sanford was... MORE

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Robert Smalls

The Slave Who Stole the Reb Codes

Jul 23, 2016 12:13 AM EDT
When three Confederate officers decided to go ashore for a night in Charleston, they left their... MORE







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