The stakes were never so high, the battle never so bitter. With America’s future in the balance, Barack Obama overcame a surprising surge from Mitt Romney to recapture the presidency. The inside story,By Luiza Ch. Savage47 min
Plus, savage conflict in early America, why Paris didn’t burn in 1944, a terrifying medical mystery, Melissa Francis’s abusive stage mother and Renaissance intrigueBy JOHN FRASER, Brian Bethune, PETER SHAWN TAYLOR, ANNE KINGSTON, JOANNE LATIMER, JULIA DE LAURENTIIS JOHNSON8 min
KEN BURNS, 59, has been chronicling America’s history on film for three decades. Weaving archival photographs and footage with oral history, he has directed and produced documentaries on epic subjects for PBS— notably The Civil War, Baseball and Jazz.By Brian D. Johnson7 min
The social-justice movement in education goes back to the early 2000s (“Why are schools brainwashing our children?” National, Nov. 5). Teaching kids empathy, tolerance, responsibility, optimism and six other “key traits” was mandated all across Ontario, and similar programs were rolled out in many other provinces.
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