Stories by Rick Shenkman

Rick Shenkman is the editor and founder of the History News Network and the author most recently of Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics (Basic Books, January 2016).  subscribe to Rick Shenkman's feed

Posted on: Apr 13, 2016, Source: History News Network

Voters believe Trump because, unfortunately, Trump believes in himself.

Posted on: Feb 29, 2016, Source: History News Network

There’s every reason to worry that millions of people take sheer nonsense seriously.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2016, Source: Tom Dispatch

Why “Collateral Damage” elicits so little empathy among Americans.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2015, Source: Basic Books

Voters aren’t dumb. They are ignorant.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

There must be terrible consequences when ignorance reaches a certain level.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

Millions of Americans are embarrassingly ill-informed.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

Millions of Americans are embarrassingly ill-informed and they do not care that they are.