Post Perspective


Enter the King, Bob Dylan

In the first eight years of his career, Bob Dylan already had five gold records, but he never let that go to his head according to this 1968 article from the archive.... More

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Life After Lincoln

Seven days after Lincoln was shot, an editorial appeared in the Post that reflected the North’s dwindling hope for a quick and merciful reconciliation with... More

‘I Saw Lee Surrender’

Seth M. Flint, an 18-year-old bugler with the Union Army, was present at the truce ending the Civil War. In 1940, Flint, the last living... More

Selma and the Fight to Vote

Last year, voter turnout reached an ultimate low. But just 50 years ago Americans were willing to die to get their names on the voter... More

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Whither Free Speech

The right of personal expression is the spine, perhaps the entire skeleton, of democracy. Is this fundamental American freedom under attack?... More

Thomas Jefferson
Wise Words

Commentary on free speech from some of America's most illustrious thinkers.... More

Malcolm X in the Post

When the Post released an excerpt from political activist Malcolm X’s autobiography in 1964, readers were shocked.... More

Freedom of Speech

The deadly January 7 attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo has sparked worldwide debate on freedom of speech.... More

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The War on Polio

The global campaign is on the brink of polio eradication. Can the lessons learned help us tackle Ebola? ... More

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