Déjà Vu

Bringing an historical perspective to the day's news

July 24, 2017

February 21, 2017

Apropos of Nothing

2017:

The Trump administration lies about terrorist attacks. 

c. 1517:

Machiavelli assures “fraud is fair in war.”

October 06, 2016

Hiding in Plain Sight

2016:

Elena Ferrante is unwillingly unmasked.

1847:

A letter from Charlotte Brontë’s nom de plume.

October 03, 2016

Queen of the Polls

2016:

Donald Trump versus Miss Universe.

1914:

Suffragettes use pageants to make their case.
 

September 15, 2016

Vax Off

2016:

In California, a new law is making vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren.

1898:

In the nineteenth century, some challenged the necessity of smallpox vaccination.
 

March 23, 2016

Stolen Glances

2016:

Man admits to stealing nude photos. 

1913:

Teenager snatches photos of society woman.