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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

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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

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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

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Noam Chomsky – The Crimes of U.S. Presidents watch
Walter G. Moss, Where Are the Truth-seekers? (Gandhi, Arendt) “One final caution: the open-mindedness, tolerance, patience, and empathy that should accompany truth-seeking does not preclude passion for just causes. Both Gandhi and Arendt, despite some failings, were passionate warriors for truth.” read
Serge Schmemann, Arseny Roginsky, a Champion of Historical Truth “t is not only in Russia, of course, that reckoning with a nefarious past has been a struggle. Germany’s Nazi past, America’s Confederate monuments, Turkey’s refusal to recognize the Armenian genocide, China’s censoring talk about the Tiananmen massacre and many other examples bear witness to the difficulty of confronting a troubling history.” read
Mitchell Cohen, What Lenin’s Critics Got Right read
Paul Hollander, Che, Stalin, Mussolini and the Thinkers Who Loved Them read
Raphael Lataster, Weighing up the evidence for the ‘Historical Jesus’ read
Ken Hughes, Behind the Pentagon Papers: The beginning of Nixon’s end read
Andrew Donohue, 5 ways Reveal stories changed things this year read
Canadian historians move to strip prime minister’s name from prestigious book prize read
Joshua Rothman, A New History of the Second World War” historian Victor Davis Hanson explains, in “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” read
Paul Berman, Were the Seeds of ‘Leaves of Grass’ Buried in a Newly Discovered Novel by Walt Whitman? read
Elizabeth Kolbert, Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds “These days, it can feel as if the entire country has been given over to a vast psychological experiment being run either by no one or by Steve Bannon. Rational agents would be able to think their way to a solution. But, on this matter, the literature is not reassuring. “ read
Nick Buxton, Ten Amazing Social Movement Struggles in 2017 That Give Us Reason to Hope read
Paul Buhle,New Essay Collection on History of Wobblies Offers Insights for Today’s Radicalized read
Jessica Abrahams, the deep-rooted history of keeping women silent (Mary Beard’s new manifesto) read
Joel Mokyr, How Europe became so rich read
Matthue Roth, When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews read
Allison Powers Useche, Gilt Trip. US first Gilded Age read

New articles in Culture: knowledge and understanding of history

Patricia Nelson Limerick, ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West “Western historians, even those who aspire to register as high achievers in the defiance of myth, have found their plans rearranged by the enduring Wilder legacy. read
Joseph Babcock, Listening to Vietnam read
Jeff Faux, A Short History of American Empire Rev. Stephen Kinzer , The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire read
Hsndel’s Messiah and British Empire — “Fot unto ud” “In historical context the answer is clear: the “us” in this chorus refers to the lords and ladies of Protestant England and England’s far-flung colonies and possessions, most notably its stupendous-wealth-generating sugar islands (Barbados and Jamaica, primarily) and its thriving North American plantations.” read
Neal Ascherson, , Big Man Walking (Gorbachev) read
Eric Foner, The Embryo Caesar “In a sense this is a book about the indeterminacy of historical evidence rather than history itself.” )Aaron Burr) read
David Mikics, Was Nazi Germany Made in America? read
Burnis R. Morris, 3 of the 4 Great Black Leaders Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement Are Well-Known. But the 4th? (Carter G. Woodson) read
Rafael Medoff, The Story You Haven’t Heard About America’s Response to the Holocaust “Refugee ships that were turned away from America’s shores. Railways to death camps that were never bombed. Rescue opportunities that were ignored…..But there also is another side to this tragic history. It’s the little-known story of a handful of U.S. government officials who initiated extraordinary missions to rescue Jews from the Nazi genocide, despite the opposition or indifference of the White House, the State Department, and the War Department.” read
Jacob Hamburger, The Closing of the American Mind “If the university campus is nothing more than an island of philosophy surrounded by the vulgar masses, an elite playground for “useless” learning, right-wing populists might have a legitimate case for dismantling it. But in the age of Trump, Bloom’s suggestion that elite education has a role to play in saving democracy from itself may nonetheless be worth returning to.” read
Islam and Westernism watch
Patrick Lee Miller, The Impasse Between Modernism and Postmodernism read
Patrick Lee Miller , Premodernism of the Future read
Pankaj Mishra, whither the west. Howard Luce’s new book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism . read
paulcraigroberts.org, Professor DiLorenzo Explains the Real Cause of the War of Northern Aggression read
Lawrence D. Freedman, Turning to Political Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism read
David Marquand, Want to understand how history is made? Look for the networks (Niall Ferguson) read
Melissa Feinberg, The other side of the curtain read
Richard J. Evans, From Nazism to Never Again (Germany’s policies) read
Annette Gordon-Reed, America’s Original Sin read
Phil Clark, Rwanda’s Recovery read
James Petras, China, Saudi Arabia and the US: Shake Up and Shake Down read

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Alfred McCoy, The CIA and Me read
Paul Craig Roberts, The Kennedy Assassination read
Michel Chossudovsky, The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity read
Paul Craig Roberts, Civilization Declared “A White Male Construct” read
galleryeditor, tikkun.org, Files Show Extent of US Role in Massacre read
Michael Doran, How WW II American Leaders in North Africa Learned to Disregard the Interests of Jews read
How Southern Socialites Rewrote Civil War History watch
One Hundred Years of Insanity (Russia) read
The Saker, Debunking Two American Myths. US military superiority, US vulberability read
David Satter, 100 Years of Communism—and 100 Million Dead “Armed Bolsheviks seized the Winter Palace in Petrograd—now St. Petersburg—100 years ago this week and arrested ministers of Russia’s provisional government. They set in motion a chain of events that would kill millions and inflict a near-fatal wound on Western civilization.” read
Varun Nayar,, Reframing Migration: A Conversation With Historian Sunil Amrita “f you look at India today, you see that immobility often maps onto the most profound kind of social and economic disadvantage. It’s often not the poorest people who undertake the longest-distance migration—that was true in the 19th century and it’s even more true now. It takes a certain amount of capital, not least because migration is an expensive endeavor. Mobility and immobility map onto existing structures of inequality, and they can often perpetuate them…..It’s very important to show that there have been phases in the histories of almost every country—certainly ones I know and have studied—where migration has been vast and normal and complicated, but neve
rtheless very much a part of their national histories.” read
NY Times collection. Red Century: Exploring the history and legacy of Communism, 100 years after the Russian Revolution. read
Will Wilkinson, HOW LIBERTARIAN DEMOCRACY SKEPTICISM INFECTED THE AMERICAN RIGHT. reviews reception of Mny MacLean’s book. read
Pankaj Mishra, whither the west read
Mitchell Cohen, What Lenin’s Critics Got Right “Coalition-making was not Lenin’s scientific way, not with social-democratic comrades in 1903 nor with other left-wing parties in October 1917. Bolshevism’s practical and theoretical answer to challenges from the left or, simply, from reality, was finally, “so what?”” read
Keith Gessen, October’s Long Shadow “For the foreseeable future, the country’s left-revolutionary history, in which demands for the end to political tyranny were coupled with demands for an end to economic tyranny, will remain, like Moscow’s utopian revolutionary architecture, neglected—whether biding its time or receding forever into the past, it’s too early to tell.” read
100 Years after the Russian Revolution: A New Politics of Liberation -AIDC The Laura Flanders Show watch
Yuri Slezkine, Bolshevism’s New Believers read
Benjamin Madley, “The Savages Were in the Way”: California’s History of Genocide read
Chris Hedges and Pankaj Mishra, The Global Shift to Authoritarianism watch
Amit Roy, Brown’s Regrets Over ‘Illegal’ Iraq War read
David Londorf, f General Kelly – Historically Ignorant or Hysterically Bigoted? read
German Socialist Party was Hitler’s first choice, says historian read
Israel has proved the Nazis wrong, says historian Simon Schama read

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Paul Craig Roberts, How We Know The So-Called “Civil War” Was Not Over Slavery read
Jacob Heilbrunn, The Scotsmen Who Invented Modernity. Rev. Dennis C. Rasmussen, The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship that Shaped Modern Thought read
Trump’s muddled view of American history read
Paul Craig Roberts, Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated read
Naomi Klein, W.W.E. the People, by Naomi Klein : Harper’s Magazine read
Jon Meacham, Why Lee Should Go, and Washington Should Stay read
Eric Foner, Confederate Statues and ‘Our’ History read
Jennifer Delton, Don’t Absolve Postmodernism So Quickly read
Thomas DiLorenzo, The Lincoln Myth: Ideological Cornerstone of the America Empire “ we must always remember, we must never forget, we must put in the dock and hang higher than Haman, those who, in modern times, opened the Pandora’s Box of genocide and the extermination of civilians: Sherman, Grant, and Lincoln…..Robert Penn Warren believed that most Americans were content with all of these lies about their own history, the work of what he called “the manipulations of propaganda specialists,” referring to those who describe themselves as “Lincoln scholars.”” read
Colin Marshall, Long Before Photoshop, the Soviets Mastered the Art of Erasing People from Photographs — and History Too (e.g. Trotsky) read
Harish C Menon, In the version of history found in India’s new textbooks, China lost 1962 and Gandhi wasn’t murdered read
Tracy Borman, What was a witch? read
Jay Cornell, Techno-Optimism: The World’s Transformation Since the Industrial Revolution “Whether or not you believe the predictions, whether you fear all this or want to help it happen (and you can!), transhumanism is what some of today’s best minds are working on and arguing about.” read
Robin Varghese, The Confederate General Who Was Erased (William Mahone) read
William Blum, Overthrowing Other People’s Governments : The Master List : Information Clearing House : ICH read
David Mikics, Was Nazi Germany Made in America? read
Ralph Nader on our failures in Afghanistan read
Dissent: The History of an American Idea (NYU Press, 2015) by Ralph Young read
TIME, Watch the Trailer for ‘Firsts’: TIME’s New Video Series on 45 Groundbreaking Women
watch
Sebastian Purcell, What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life read
Jonathan Zimmerman, The Civil War, race and the whitewashing of history read
Rethinking Socialism in the Twenty-First Century read
Yohuru Williams, No Two Sides about It, Confederate Statues Must Come Down read
Paul Craig Roberts, A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand read
Paul Craig Roberts, The Camp of the Saints “The liberal/progressives, lost as they are in their emotionalism, do not realize that their rantings about white supremacists are also discrediting themselves and not merely their foes. The rest of the world doesn’t differentiate between good whites and bad whites.” read
Dave Lindorff, The Virtues of Tearing Down Statues Depends on Where They are Standing read
Jared Keller, Welcome to the New Age of Anarcho-Fascism “Instead of the youth-fueled vanguard favored by Franke or Junger or Southgate, this new anarcho-fascism represents a dialectic war against the post-modern “monarchy,” waged by milieu of masses bound together only by their shared misery. Trump could denounce the alt-right once and for all, and Bannon could shrink from the limelight, but really, the damage has already been done.” read
Paul Craig Roberts, Conspiracy Theory “For the gullible and naive who have been brainwashed into believing that any explanation that differs from the officially-blessed one is a conspiracy theory, there are available online long lists of government conspiracies that succeeded in deceiving the people in order that the governments could achieve agendas that the people would have rejected.
If liberty continues to exist on earth, it will not be in the Western world. It will be in Russia and China, countries that emerged out of the opposite and know the value of liberty, and it will be in those South American countries, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia that fight for their sovereignty against American oppression. read
‘Gone with the Wind’ – Latest effort to ‘rewrite American history’ hits Memphis theater read
James Glaser, What to do with Confederate statues? read
Chris Hedges The Corruption of the Law. Harlan Fiske Stone’s legacy. read
Samantha Evans, The Ascent of Women read
Paul Craig Roberts, The Reign of Propaganda read
Jack Denton, The Newly Released JFK Files Lend Credence to a Few Major Conspiracy Theories read
Miki Kashtan, Why Patriarchy Is Not about Men read
Danny Orbach, The Not-So-Secret Ingredients of Military Coups read
False Flag Terrorism Isn’t a “Theory” … It’s Admitted and Widespread read
JENNIFER SCHUESSLER, A New Museum of the American Revolution, Warts and All read

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Hazel Correa, MacArthur’s Almost Nuclear War listen
Annie Kelly, ‘Human life is more expendable’: why slavery has never made more money “Slave traders today make a return on their investment 25 to 30 times higher than their 18th- and 19th-century counterparts.” read
Bull Connor, 6 Badass Acts of Resistance Erased From History read
Mike Morris and Dick Pirozzolo (with Clay Risen), Agent Orange and Us read
Paul Craig Roberts, The Witch Hunt for Donald Trump Surpasses the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93 read
Thomas J. Scott, Fascism and the Denial of Truth: What Henry Wallace Can Teach Us About Trump read
Ron Briley, Review of Nancy MacLean’s “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” read
Marc Parry, A New History of the Right Has Become an Intellectual Flashpoint read
Home-from-War War Stories: Myth, Media & the Ken Burns Vietnam Series read
Nadia Marzouki, From Jefferson to Jeffersonian battles read
Sarah Swedberg, Was the Founding Generation Right to Worry? read
Melvin Goodman, The Myth of American Exceptionalism read
Ed Simon, What Stephen Miller Got Wrong about Emma Lazarus read
Library of Congress read
David Talbot, The Devil’s Chessboard Oswald and JFK read
Rick Perlstein joins criticism of Nancy MacLean’s “Democracy in Chains” read
Marc Parry, Nancy MacLean Responds to Her Critics read
Jenay Wright, 9 Inspiring Women Who Have Fought for the Rights and Visibility of Afro Latin Americans read
Seshat, “Our mission is to gather information from historical societies in order to rigorously test different hypotheses about the rise and fall of large-scale societies across the globe and human history.” read
NYT. Vietnam movies and he shaping of memory read
James Poulos, Liberalism and Democracy in the West read
he Hammer Blow of the Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg’s Critique of Bourgeois Democracy read
Marxists Internet Archive read
Jay Syrmopoulos,, Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America read
Antony C. Black, Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War. Overview of Gerry Docherty & Jim Macgregor’s Book read

New articles in Culture: knowledge and understanding of history

Hazel Correa, MacArthur’s Almost Nuclear War listen
Annie Kelly, ‘Human life is more expendable’: why slavery has never made more money “Slave traders today make a return on their investment 25 to 30 times higher than their 18th- and 19th-century counterparts.” read
Bull Connor, 6 Badass Acts of Resistance Erased From History read
Mike Morris and Dick Pirozzolo (with Clay Risen), Agent Orange and Us read
Paul Craig Roberts, The Witch Hunt for Donald Trump Surpasses the Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93 read
Thomas J. Scott, Fascism and the Denial of Truth: What Henry Wallace Can Teach Us About Trump read
Ron Briley, Review of Nancy MacLean’s “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America” read
Marc Parry, A New History of the Right Has Become an Intellectual Flashpoint read
Home-from-War War Stories: Myth, Media & the Ken Burns Vietnam Series read
Nadia Marzouki, From Jefferson to Jeffersonian battles read
Sarah Swedberg, Was the Founding Generation Right to Worry? read
Melvin Goodman, The Myth of American Exceptionalism read
Ed Simon, What Stephen Miller Got Wrong about Emma Lazarus read
Library of Congress read
David Talbot, The Devil’s Chessboard Oswald and JFK read
Rick Perlstein joins criticism of Nancy MacLean’s “Democracy in Chains” read
Marc Parry, Nancy MacLean Responds to Her Critics read
Jenay Wright, 9 Inspiring Women Who Have Fought for the Rights and Visibility of Afro Latin Americans read
Seshat, “Our mission is to gather information from historical societies in order to rigorously test different hypotheses about the rise and fall of large-scale societies across the globe and human history.” read
NYT. Vietnam movies and he shaping of memory read
James Poulos, Liberalism and Democracy in the West read
he Hammer Blow of the Revolution: Rosa Luxemburg’s Critique of Bourgeois Democracy read
Marxists Internet Archive read
Jay Syrmopoulos,, Chomsky: Trump is a Distraction, Used by the Deep State to ‘Systematically Destroy’ America read
Antony C. Black, Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War. Overview of Gerry Docherty & Jim Macgregor’s Book read

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Jeremy Waldron, The American Battle Over War Powers read
Richard Bertrand Spencer, A Brief History Of America’s Most Controversial Prefix read
Paul Finkelman, The Electoral College was explicitly designed to protect slavery read
Peter Harris, America’s role in the world 75 years after Pearl Harbor read
Francis Fukuyama, America in Decay read
portside.org. Were the Framers Democrats? [rev. of Michael Klarman] read
Staughton Lynd, Where Was Roosevelt? read
Douglas M. Charles, How Did It Work Out After All Those Elections When the Popular & Electoral Votes Were Split? read
wjastore, Hasten Very Slowly to War: The Spartan Ethic, with Lessons for America read
Wilson Center, The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Security, and Migration – (2h4m) watch
Wilson Center, The Northern Triangle of Central America: Violence, Security, and Migration – (2h4m) watch
Greg Guma, U.S. Imperial Ways in Haiti. A History of “Regime Change” What Smedley Butler Found Out in Haiti read
ill V. Mullen, Across the Color Line: Interview with Author of new Du Bois Biography read
Colin Marshall, Henry David Thoreau on When Civil Disobedience Against Bad Governments Is Justified: An Animated Introduction watch
Five myths about Frederick Douglass read
Caine, First Test tube baby was in India 7500 years ago read
Hannah Arendt: From an Interview read
Jackson Lears, How the US Began Its Empire (rev. new book by Stephen Kinzer) read
Wesley Yang, Is the ‘Anthropocene’ Epoch a Condemnation of Human Interference — or a Call for More? read
Paul Lawrie, Why W.E.B. DuBois’s Question to Black People – “How does it feel to be a problem?” – Is Still Relevant read
Joel Mokyr, How Europe became so rich read
Rmuse, Opinion: Three White Terrorist Arrests In One Week – Where’s Trump Outrage? read
Catherine Despard, Abolitionist read
Kwame Anthony Appiah’s new book on W.E.B. Du Bois rev. by Nicholas Lemann read
Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelts remain history’s best presidents in survey read
The Emergence of the Just Jew read
Jeremy Adelman, What is global history now? read
Michael Welch and Abayomi Azikiwe, A Black History Month Special: Revolutionary Struggle, Malcolm X, MLK, Mumia, MOVE (20m) watch
It’s Women’s History Month read
Paul Buchheit, Facts that our war-happy leaders would like to keep hushed up read
David Brooks, The Jane Addams Model read
Pierpaolo Barbieri, The Death and Life of Social Democracy read
Podcast: Author Richard Wolff on What Comes After Capitalism watch
Shamsul Islam, Rahul Pandita’s New India: A Hindutva India On The Ashes Of Democratic Secular India read
Hatch history lesson for Trump: US would have gone ‘straight to socialism’ without the filibuster read
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, Liar David Barton Claims That U.S. Constitution Quotes ‘Almost Verbatim’ from Bible read
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, Liar David Barton Claims That U.S. Constitution Quotes ‘Almost Verbatim’ from Bible read
John Dower, Terror Is in the Eye of the Beholder “…the wry observation that Americans are charming because they have such short memories….In one form or another, populist nationalisms today are manifestations of acute victim consciousness….. “Terror,” for instance, has become a word applied to others, never to oneself.” read
historynewsnetwork, In the Trump era Eric Foner “is one of the most dangerous men in the United States” read
Eric Foner explains why he wrote about Lincoln read
Noam Chomsky: White America’s Cruelty to Black People Far Worse Than South Africa (47m) watch
Kim Scipes, Review: Black Subjugation in America (2002) read
Lindsay McKenzie, A Journal Article Provoked a Schism in Philosophy. Now the Rifts Are Deepening read
portside.org, The Birth of a Holiday (May Day) read
Brian Klaas, The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West Is Aiding and Abetting the Decline of Democracy (rev. G. John Ikenberry) read
Morgan Meis, Jane Jacobs’s clear-eyed vision of humanity read
Richard Rothstein, A ‘Forgotten History’ Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America read
portside.org, What We Can Learn from Our ‘Radical’ Past read
Swapnil Dhanraj, Remembering Karl Marx read
Rebecca Gordon, Those Who Do Not Remember History… read
Frank Bruni, Mitch Landrieu Reminds Us That Eloquence Still Exists (23m) watch
Deirdre Fulton, Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA’s Mayor Asks: “Is This Really Our Story? read
Martha C. Nussbaum’s Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities {text} read video
It’s been 50 years since Bernard Bailyn wrote “The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution” read
Why so many students hate history — and what to do about it read
Adam Gopnik, Are Liberals on the Wrong Side of History? read
Richard Gunderman, On the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, remembering Martin Luther’s contribution to literacy read
Jane Kamensky, The American Revolution: A History of Violence read
Mohammad Ashraf, Hindutva: The “Opium” Of The People! read
Timothy B. Tyson, The Civil Rights Stories We Need to Remember read
Chris Hedges, Trump Is the Symptom, Not the Disease read
Chris Lehmann, The Betrayal of Democracy read
Asma Afsaruddin, The Myth of the Muslim World read
John W. Dower, How Americans Remember (and Forget) Their Wars read
What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know read
Dave Eggers Solving a Reign of Terror Against Native Americans read
University of Sheffield, Why did hunter-gatherers first begin farming? read
Michael Winship, Don’t Know Much About History read
Nomi Prins, Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse read
Matthew Desmond, How Homeownership Became the Engine of American Inequality read
Robert P. Jones, The Collapse of American Identity read
Ian Hunter, Secularization histories as cultural-political programs read
Elisabetta Tarantino,, The Enlightenment read
The last person to be murdered by the Spanish Inquisition (15m) watch
When women revolted read
Patrik Stollarz, Thinking and Friendship in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt for Now read
KS Sharma, The Forgotten Message Of Ambedkar To The Working Class read
Álvaro Enrigue and Alex Webb, The Street with Trotsky’s Bones read
Noam Chomsky: US Is the ”Most Dangerous Country in the World” read
David Goldfield, How the Charleston Elite Brought on the American Civil War read
Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Cold War and its Aftermath read
Robert Weible, What’s Happened to Historians? read
Timothy Snyder, “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The 20th Century” (22m) watch
Prayaag Akbar, Caste lives on, and on read
Linda Cooper, Romero assassination case re-opened in El Salvador read
Claire Bernish, Secret Docs Reveal Allies Knew About Holocaust, Allowed it to Happen — For Years “Newly disclosed documents prove Allied forces in World War II were fully cognizant of the mass murders and torturous human rights violations in the Holocaust — and the full scope of those atrocities — committed by Adolf Hitler’s fascist Nazis, nearly three years before joining the fight.” read
Eric Foner: “The best antidote to bad history is good history” (int.. by John Green) read
Richard Kreitner, ‘Trump Is Just Tearing Off the Mask’: An Interview with Eric Foner read
The South Has Risen Again read