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: Jun 7, 2017, Source: History News Network

People don't like to admit they were wrong, which is what they would be doing if they concede that Trump is not up to the job.

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

Millions of Americans are embarrassingly ill-informed.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

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

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

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