Category: History

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Juan Cole: The Arab Political Crisis

It isn’t a Matter of Civilization and it isn’t Unique

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Barbara Garson: Fifty Years Later Who Really Won the Battle of Berkeley?

Free Speech Movement Reunion

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu: We fought apartheid. Now climate change is our global enemy

On the eve of the UN Climate Summit, Desmond Tutu argues that tactics used against firms who did business with South Africa must now be applied to fossil fuels to prevent human suffering

Margaret Kimberley: Theodore Roosevelt and American Racism

“Roosevelt made clear that he lusted for death on a mass scale.”

Charles Cobb: We’ve forgotten the lessons of the Civil Rights movement

Many images that came out of Ferguson, Mo., looked like scenes from Birmingham, Ala., in the 1960s

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Noam Chomsky: On Scottish Independence

Scottish Independence: Statehood and Power

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Decision Time in Brazil

Brazilians are now facing choices whose repercussions will be felt for decades

William Finnegan: Demonizing the Minimum Wage

With the midterm elections approaching, the United States Congress finds itself in an exaggerated version of its customary posturing gridlock

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Peter Watt: Upsurge in Voter Participation and Scare-Campaigns As Scots Head To The Polls

Peter Watt discusses the issues and history surrounding Scottish Independence

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Noam Chomsky: Why Americans Know So Much About Sports

The following is a short excerpt from a classic, The Chomsky Reader, which offers a unique insight on a question worth asking

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