Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Cobbs discusses her book The Hello Girls: America’s First Women Soldiers, which is about a team of women assigned to fulfill a crucial communications role alongside American service members deployed to France as part of World War I. These incredible women broke barriers and changed the course of history.
On June 25, 1183, representatives of Italy’s Lombard League met Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa on Lake Konstanz to receive his signature on a charter promising to respect the effective independence of the League’s component cities, as well as the League’s right to continue defending that independence by force of arms.
The financial crisis of 2008 was the most important single economic event since the 1930s — and it was also the subject of last week’s print issue of our magazine, which chronicles the ascent of the New New Left and Donald Trump, as well as the demise of the middle class, pop culture, and the American Dream.
From 1967-1977, Iran hosted one of the most experimental festivals in modern history. The Shiraz Arts Festival (or Jashn-e Honar-e Shiraz in Persian) invited musicians, dancers, dramatists, and filmmakers from all over the world to perform on ancient and modern sites around the historic city of Shiraz.
Could a black, Republican, female military hero who once helped reunite our country do so again? The Trump administration has vacillated on whether or not to place Harriet Tubman on the new $20 bill, but confirming this choice would be smart for the president, his party, and the nation.
More than 7,000 women applied for the honor of serving their country as telephone operators with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. Only 450 were accepted. Among them was Marine City resident Oleda Ruth Joure Christides, who was one of the 223 women deployed to France during World War I as part of a unit that came to be known as the “Hello Girls.”