Category: History

Mike King: The “Free State of Jones” in Trump’s America: Freedom Beyond White Imagination

“[H]istory is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations. And it is with great pain and terror that… one begins to assess the history which has placed one where one is, and formed Read more…

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Paul Street: Miranda, Obama, and Hamilton: an Orwellian Ménage à Trois for the Neoliberal Age

Miranda’s Hamilton is in this sense a perfect cultural wrap up to the ugly neoliberal Obama years. It is a brilliant ahistorical monument to Orwellian, fake-progressive bourgeois identity politics

Adam Sanchez: What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

In classrooms across the country, guided by the official textbooks and curricula, students learn a version of the Civil Rights Movement that leaves its lessons in the past

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Robert Fisk: If a US court acknowledges the Armenian genocide, the Government must follow suit

Incirlik is America’s forward air base in Turkey, take-off point for the US air battle against Isis. But in less than two months, a group of Armenians, all descendants of the 1915 genocide of one-and-a-half-million Christians massacred by Ottoman Turkey, will claim in a US court that the land on which America’s jets take off Read more…

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Richard Falk: A Moral Revolution? Reflections on President Obama’s Visit to Hiroshima

The whole idea of impunity for the victors and capital punishment for the losers is morally regressive

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Jim Hightower: Before we Bring Back Bill Clinton to Run the Economy, Let;s Remember What he Did

Hillary promises her husband will be put “in charge of revitalizing the economy.” Good grief!

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Gar Alperovitz: Unjust Cause

Interview on the decision to bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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David Swanson: “Looking Forward” Comes to Hiroshima

Never mind an apology, Obama should admit the truth

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Chip Berlet: US History Groomed the Insidious Lure of Trump’s Bigoted Right-Wing Populism

Helping organizers and strategists to understanding the lure of right-wing populism and how it bends people toward bigotry

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Richard Falk: On (Not) Loving Henry Kissinger

It is indeed strange that the only point of public convergence between free-swinging Trump and war-mongering Clinton should be these ritual shows of deference to the most scandalous foreign policy figure of the past century

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