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Counterfactual Pots and Kettles: Woody Holton’s Disputed Claims about Lord Dunmore’s “Emancipation Proclamation” of 1775 and the American Revolution.

From the Archives: Early Counterfactual Television -- "Past Imperfect" (1964)

Celebrating Counterfactuals: Ross Douthat Speculates About the French and Indian War

Madison Cawthorn Continues the Trump Legacy of Dumb Counterfactuals

Counterfactual Commerce: "What Ifs" and Advertising

More "Close Call Counterfactuals" from the Sacking of the U. S. Capitol: John Podhoretz's Indictment of Donald Trump

Would the Founders Have Convicted Donald Trump? A Rip Van Winkle Counterfactual by Eli Merritt

Counterfactual Number-Crunching: Robert Reich on Missed Opportunities to Raise Workers' Wages

Back by Popular Demand: Hearnshaw's "Ifs of History" -- Now with the Table of Contents

From the Archives: F. J. C. Hearnshaw's "The 'Ifs' of History" (1929)

Donald Trump as a Situational Fascist: How Counterfactuals Reveal the Contingencies of Contemporary History.