Monday, August 15, 2022

Tag: history

Trump calls Howard Zinn’s work ‘propaganda.’ Hear the legendary historian in...

Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda and unexamined received wisdom.

The food industry puts profits over public health using big tobacco’s...

In certain cases, preemption—when a higher level of government limits the authority of a lower level to enact new policies—can devastate public health.

How ‘historic’ are we?

Truth to tell, the word historic does get tossed around rather loosely these days.

A veteran’s case for canceling student debt and making higher education...

The G.I. Bill helped millions realize a future they otherwise may not have ever known. We can do the same again—on an even larger scale.

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.

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While Cuba deals with blazing fire, the U.S. watches and waits

Withholding assistance at this critical time indicates to Cubans, Cuban Americans and the world that the Biden Administration is not really interested in the well-being of the Cuban people, despite statements to the contrary.

Seize Trump’s passport: No greater flight risk than an unmasked con fleeing “every crime...

For the nation’s stability, for the integrity of our justice system, and even Trump’s own (short-term) good, seizing his passport resolves all problems.

Exploring the mindsets of typical, fanatical Trump supporters: part 3

This kind of subservient attitude and blind loyalty is unbelievable, beyond comprehension, it’s as if these Trumpsters may have been mind-conditioned.

The Arctic is warming nearly 4x faster than the rest of the world: new research

"What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic."

The modern-day Civil War that has erupted in America

How and will this modern-day Civil War end?