Sunday, October 20, 2019

Tag: history

Meet Alexander von Humboldt, the first person to understand climate change...

As the world burns — and as kids sound the alarm — the original environmental scientist is worth revisiting.

Redacting democracy: Blacking out the record of the grimmest aspects of...

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” Today, Americans are forgetting.

Notre Dame fire dramatizes the truly irreplaceable

If not cathedrals, what then are irreplaceable? Human life, above all, with animal and plant life close behind – and ideals and quests.
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Costs of war: 17 years after 9/11, nearly half a million...

The cost of the global so-called war on terror will soon surpass $6 trillion.

The 19th-century tumult over climate change – and why it matters...

“People don’t know how to have a dialogue any more.” My hope is that the case of 19th-century climatology will remind us what a genuine dialogue looks like.

A tale of American hubris

Or five lessons in the history of American defeat.

Why the time-honored White House protest needs defending

There is a lot for us to do, and unless we have public space, we can’t do the work of building a different kind of society and a different kind of world.

Ethics and empire: an open letter from Oxford scholars

Good and evil may be meaningful terms of analysis for theologians. They are useless to historians.

Don’t know much about history

Donald Trump thinks his intuition is better than knowledge of the past. That’s dangerous for him and all the rest of us.

Erasing History in Mesopotamia

Since the Islamic State rose out of the ashes of al Qaeda in Iraq, oil and other resource smuggling are just a few things funding this endeavor. Is this how the criminal gang now controls major cities throughout the Middle East?

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Sallie Mae’s Hawaii retreat while millions struggle to repay loans bolsters argument to ‘cancel...

Critics of the United States' student debt crisis took aim at loan corporation Sallie Mae on Friday after NBC News reported on a trip the company's executives...

Video shows Florida cop pushing teen off roof

“Massiah's decision to push the suspect off the roof could have resulted in significant injury.”

Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson has a sad day in Albany

NationofChange brings the exclusive story, as we were at the "Pro-Life rally for the innocent in NY."

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

We found over 700 doctors who were paid more than a million dollars by...

Back in 2013, ProPublica detailed what seemed a stunning development in the pharmaceutical industry’s drive to win the prescription pads of the...