What's It Like To Be A Historian At This Political Time? 'Every Day Is Christmas'

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Why Social Disconnect Helps To Fan The Flames Of Bigotry

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History Of Our Time: Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?

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History Of Our Time: Software's Power To Replace Humans

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Richard Reeves, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, argues that the top 20 percent of Americans – those with six-figure incomes and above — dominate the best schools, live in the best-located homes and pass on the best futures to their kids. Malte Mueller/Getty Images hide caption

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Top 20 Percent Of Americans 'Hoard The American Dream'

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Americans Aren't Just Divided Politically, They're Divided Over History Too

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Society's Moral Fracturing Leads To Dangerous Places

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"What the American Founding Fathers understood was that institutions were built for human imperfection, not human perfection," Condoleezza Rice says. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Condoleezza Rice Reflects On The State Of Democracy

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Condoleezza Rice Reflects On The State Of Democracy

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President Trump's World View Puts The Brakes On Globalization

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Social scientist Francis Fukuyama (from left), presidential adviser Michael Anton and former Ireland President Mary Robinson are some of the people NPR has interviewed in an exploration of how we got to this point in history and where we're headed. Larry Downing/Reuters; Ariel Zambelich/NPR; Jason DeCrow/AP hide caption

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Listen: NPR's interview with Michael Anton

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White Supremacist Leader Tries To Make Amends

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Anxious Nations React Fearfully To Rapid Influx Of Migrants, Hamid Says

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How Human Rights Efforts And The Fight Against Climate Change Are Related

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Francis Fukuyama On Why Liberal Democracy Is In Trouble

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