Category: History

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John Pilger: Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

Like the fascism of the 1930s and 1940s, big lies are delivered with the precision of a metronome: thanks to an omnipresent, repetitive media and its virulent censorship by omission

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Roberto Savio: Global Governance and Common Values: the Unavoidable Debate

In the long run if real, lasting world governance is an aim, the debate will have to again become one of our shared values in order to achieve harmonious coexistence. This is the lesson from history

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Florian Zollmann: Denying History: Cuba in the German Liberal Press

Cuba was depicted as a terror state and a nefarious actor. The USA, on the other hand, was described as a benign actor with noble aims such as to bring democracy and reforms to Cuba

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Ben Dangl: Decolonizing Bolivia’s History of Indigenous Resistance

Interview on the role of historical memory in the country’s radical politics, and the importance of decolonizing Bolivia’s history of indigenous resistance

Kara Z. Dellacioppa: Remembering the Watts Rebellion

Operation Chaos and the Infectious Logic of National Security

Andy Piascik: Vietnam: Some Real History

Discussions of Vietnam are hardly academic exercises; falsifying history has paved the way to the US-caused deaths of three million Iraqis since the first invasion in 1991, to cite just one of many recent examples

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Patrick Cockburn: Assad’s Weak Hand

Syria, ISIS and the West

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Milan Rai: Charisma and Movement-Building

How did King become a nationally-known civil rights leader?

Christian Appy: Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War

How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened

Diane Nash: LBJ Doesn’t Deserve Credit for Selma

The impression too often perpetuated in history books and in popular culture is that you have to be a president, someone special or White to have an important idea or to achieve major accomplishments

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