Category: History

Juan Cole: This Year Thanksgiving overlaps Paris Climate Summit: Let’s be Thankful we can Do Something

Thanksgiving in the American popular tradition hasn’t only been about being thankful for food abundance. It has been gratitude for survival and adaptation in an alien clime

Roxanne Dunbar-ortiz: Imperial Myths: the Enduring Lie of the US’s Origin

This origin story of the United States, forms the core of US counterinsurgency, regeneration through violence, which produces responses that allows the aggressor to assume the mantel of the aggrieved

Greg Grandin: The United States Didn’t Just Help Topple Allende—We Trained the Economists, Too

A new documentary, Chicago Boys, looks at the Chilean economists who brought neoliberalism from the halls of Chicago to the policies of Latin America

Milan Rai: Marching from Despair to Power

How the global anti-war movement nearly stopped the Iraq war – and how the Feb. 15 march shook the British government

Ben Norton: This is why they hate us: The real American history neither Ted Cruz nor the New York Times will tell you

We talk democracy, then overthrow elected governments and prop up awful regimes. Let’s discuss the actual history

John Pilger: From Pol Pot to ISIS: “Anything that flies on everything that moves”

ISIS is the progeny of those in Washington, London and Paris who, in conspiring to destroy Iraq, Syria and Libya, committed an epic crime against humanity

Michael Lesher: Grieving for Kristallnacht, past and present

In the West Bank and Gaza today, the destruction of homes, mosques, schools, buildings, olive orchards – just about everything owned by the indigenous population – is a constant reality

Stephen D'arcy: The Rise of the Post-New Left Political Vocabulary

Reflecting on the chasm of mutual incomprehension that divides today’s Left from the Left of the 1960s and 70s, we should resist any rush to judgment

Greg Grandin: Kissinger, the Bombardier

How Diplomacy by Air Power Became an All-American Tradition

Peter Olney: The Primary Route: How the 99% Take on the Military Industrial Complex

Democratic socialist, longtime political activist and past Massachusetts state legislator, Tom Gallagher has written a stunningly clear and concise book about American politics

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