New articles in Culture: knowledge and understanding of history

Rachel Jamison Webster, White Lies and Fiction “Better understanding this history, seeing the facts within the myth of “whiteness,” will help us to more effectively address the challenges of our present moment.” read
Ralph Young, Dissent: A History of American Revolutions read
Gregory McNamee, Culture vs. Civilization read
Experimental Biology Conference, Human Evolution: Walking Upright Evolved at Least 3.6 Million Years Ago—Long Before Modern Humans Appeared read
historynewsnetwork.org, New findings from Penn Slavery Project show how U. benefitted financially from enslaved labor read
im Hightower, A plutocratic coup read
Adam Hochschild, Stranger in Strange Lands read
Global Research News, How the US Engineers the “Truth” read
David Brooks,What Holds America Together [Walt Whitman] read
Rana Dasgupta, The demise of the nation state :After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline.” read
Nikil Saval, Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world “It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong?” read
Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui, In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America read
James Thornton Harris, Review of Robert J. Cook‘s “Civil War Memories, Contesting the Past Since 1865” read
Keith W. Olson, Why Ike Keeps Going Up Up Up in Scholarly Polls watch
nationalgeographic.com, Exclusive: Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World’s Largest read
Michael Goebel, A metropolitan world read
Dwyer Gunn, What Caused the Decline of Unions in America? read
nytimes.com, How the Human Rights Movement Failed read
Alex Ross, How American Racism Influenced Hitler read
Harvey Whitehouse, , Dying for the group: Towards a general theory of extreme self-sacrifice read
Philip Galanes, The Mind Meld of Bill Gates and Steven Pinker read
ohn Knefel, Progressive Candidates Are Pulling the Democratic Party Left, Whether the Establishment Likes It or Not read

New articles in Culture: knowledge and understanding of history

James Morone, Still Crazy After All These Years (“Fantasyland”) “As Andersen shows, fantastical thinking has always played an outsize role in American culture. But something seems different today. Running beneath the parade of con artists and manias that Andersen deftly catalogs glints something more dangerous than illusions: a bitter contest over national identity that political institutions may no longer be able to contain.” read
John Ikenberry, How Democracies Die “Decades of extreme polarization have taken their toll on the respect for constitutional checks and balances and on traditional American political norms, such as mutual toleration, acceptance of the legitimacy of rivals, and self-restraint in the use of institutional prerogatives. “ read
Adam Hochschild, Stranger in Strange Lands “In the late nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, nothing reshaped the world more than European imperialism. It redrew the map, enriched Europe, and left millions of Africans and Asians dead…..In the best of his work, however, Conrad rose above the quirks and torments of his own life. He etched a deeper picture of the connections between the world’s North and South and portrayed the corrosive effect of the lust for riches more powerfully than any other writer of his day—and perhaps of our day as well” read
What Was the Most Influential Act of Protest in History? read
Harvard Hires First Professor of Native American History read
Matt Garcia, Successes and Failures of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union read
Sam Haselby, American secular read
Christine Mathias,, The First Abolitionists:rev:. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
by Manisha Sinha read
Robert Greene, Remember the Orangeburg Massacre read
Alex Dean, The wrongness of “the right side of history” “Where it does still have some potency is in demonstrating the exact opposite of what it proclaims. Far from being settled or predictable, the volleys and ricochets of this term show that history is a perpetual shifting battlefield.” read
Noam Chomsky: We’re on the Brink of Global Catastrophe read
Richard A. Koenigberg, Political Violence as Collective Psychopathology (Director of the Library of Social Science.) read
Ian Johnson, Who Killed More: Hitler, Stalin, or Mao? read
Edward B Westermann, Drunk on genocide: how the Nazis celebrated murdering Jews read
Eric Ortiz, John Pilger: How the People of South Africa Were Misled and Can Rise Again watch
Santiago Anria, The Key to Evo Morales’ Political Longevity read
Julie Zauzmer, The complicated history of ‘In God We Trust’ and other examples Trump gives of American religion read
William C. Kashatus, This Was a Real “Fake News” Story – And It Landed Us in a War read
Chris Hedges, Guns and Liberty read
Popular, Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies? read
Lise Morjé Howard, Why Civil Wars Are Lasting Longer read
Philip Nobile, The Strange Evolution of Henry Louis Gates’s Estimate of Alex Haley and “Roots” “Gates is to Haley what Haley is to the imaginary Kunta Kinte, that is, an unreliable reporter of his peoples’ history. This may sound harsh.”read
Jim Macgregor and Gerry Docherty, Fake History. How The Money Power Controls Our Future By Controlling Our Past. Long, important (Lengty, controversial, important) read

New articles in Culture: the arts as vehicles of meaning and values

Bilal Qureshi, A Lavish Bollywood Musical Is Fueling A Culture War In India read
Rebecca Raphael, Parable of the Times (Octavia Butler) read
Tom Jacobs, For Men, High Testosterone Means Low Interest in Classical Music read
In Search of Mary Shelley review: A life of monsters and men read
Maria Popova,Ursula K. Le Guin on “Spare Time,” What It Means to Be a Working Artist, and the Vital Difference Between Being Busy with Doing and Being Occupied with Living read

New articles in Culture: knowledge and understanding of history

Mary Beth Norton, Jefferson’s Three Daughters — Two Free, One Enslaved read
The Saker, Looking Into 2018 read
Popular, theatlantic.com, Waco Skims a Very American Tragedy read
Contact the Author,, Review – Catherine Nixey “The Darkening Age” read
Eric Cherry, The Edict of Torda, a landmark in religious freedom read
Paul Sagar, The real Adam Smith read
Sisonke Msimang, All Is Not Forgiven South African injustice read
Richard J. Evans, From Nazism to Never Again read
Alex Perry, The Women Who Took on the Mafia (Calabria) read