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Rebecca Onion
Writer

Rebecca Onion writes about history and culture for The Boston Globe and Slate.com’s The Vault Blog, among others. She lives in Ohio.

Written by Rebecca Onion

Essay/
History of Ideas
What if?

Whether to kill baby Hitler might be a political firecracker, but can counterfactuals say anything deeper about the past?

Rebecca Onion

Essay/
Demography & Migration
Against generations

Generational thinking is seductive and confirms preconceived prejudices, but it’s a bogus way to understand the world

Rebecca Onion

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Family Life
Lock up your wives!

Advice columns from decades past provide a chilling glimpse into the horrors of marriage counselling before feminism

Rebecca Onion