Category: History

Christian Appy: Our “Merciful” Ending to the “Good War”

Or How Patriotism Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

Mark Schuller: Humanitarian Occupation in Haiti

A century after the U.S. military invasion of Haiti in 1915, a U.N. “stabilization mission” continues to compromise the nation’s political and economic sovereignty

David Swanson: Viet Nam a Half Century Later

The rage still roiling the United States from the U.S. Civil War is not apparent in Vietnamese culture. Americans could learn from Vietnamese attitudes

Ron Daniels: Fly the Flag and Fight for the Exoneration of Marcus Garvey

At a time when people of African descent were besieged, belittled , marginalized, exploited and oppressed everywhere, Garvey sought to instill a sense of pride in the history and heritage of a great people

Paul Street: Deleting Crimes at the New York Times

Airbrushing History at the Paper of Record

Tom Engelhardt: Requiem for the Home Front

In these decades, we’ve gone from an American version of people’s war and national mobilization to people-less wars and a demobilized populace

Paul Mason: The end of capitalism has begun

The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian

Robert Reich: Hillary Clinton’s Glass-Steagall

For more than six decades after 1933, Glass-Steagall worked exactly as it was intended to. During that long interval few banks failed and no financial panic endangered the banking system

David Olusoga: The history of British slave ownership has been buried

A new BBC documentary tells how a trove of documents lays bare the names of Britain’s 46,000 slave owners, including relatives of Gladstone and Orwell

Ta-Nehisi Coates: “The Most Dangerous Man in America”

The Fall of Richard Nixon

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