Tag: world history

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World

John Hersey, Hiroshima and the End of World

Whether you’re reading this with your morning coffee, just after lunch or on the late shift in the wee small hours of the morning, it’s 100 seconds to midnight. That’s just over a minute and a half. And that should be completely unnerving. It’s the closest to that witching hour we’ve...

The Transatlantic Slave Trade Led to the Birth of Racism

The Transatlantic Slave Trade Led to the Birth of Racism

The legacy of the transatlantic slave trade still lives on. It began in the 15th century and only ended in the 19th. Even today, the descendants of slaves deal with horrific racism. This led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. Nothing in human history compares with the slave...

Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?

Have We Seen the Eternal Return of Fascism?

Björn Höcke is public enemy number one in present-day Germany. At least that’s what German media suggest. Höcke is a leading exponent of the “völkisch” wing of Alternative for Germany (AfD), the country’s radical right-wing populist party. And Höcke is a fascist....

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