Category: History

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Paul Street: Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Vietnam War”

Some Predictions

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Vijay Prashad: Third World Quarterly row

Why some western intellectuals are trying to debrutalise colonialism

Robert Koehler: Reclaiming the truth about Vietnam

The Full Disclosure campaign rips away the lies that allow America’s wars to continue: GIs slogging through jungles and rice paddies to protect the ideals we hold dear

Eric Foner: The Legend of Robert E. Lee

The ups and downs of his reputation reflect changes in key elements of Americans’ historical consciousness

Nicolas Lalaguna: War on Drugs, Part 3: 1973–1983

The case can now be made that in terms of the relationship between the CIA and the Contras, and the Contras and the cocaine business, a lot of senior people in the White House, the Military and the CIA knew about it while it was going on

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Ariel Dorfman: How to Read Donald Trump

On Burning Books But Not Ideas

Nicolas Lalaguna: War on Drugs, Part 2: 1961–1973

From Kennedy to Kent State

Laurie Marhoefer: Lessons from German history

The cause Heather Heyer died for is best defended by avoiding the physical confrontation that the people who are responsible for her death want

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David Swanson: Charlottesville’s Past That Isn’t Even

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia, I like to point out that the rallies of racists are mostly imported from out of state. It’s tempting to relax comfortably on that assertion, and to reflect on how our great lord and master Thomas Jefferson owned people with more reluctance and inner turmoil than Barack Obama bombing a foreign Read more…

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Mumia Abu Jamal: Charlottesville and the Battles of History

Perspective. How to look at the world. How to interpret it. How to understand why things are the way they are. That’s the real value of history

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