Articles on political, economic and social issues and events in the 21st Century.
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John Broich, The Conversation 2017
Children are growing up driving large farm machines to help their families. Thousands are injured every year; many are killed.
Jack Healy, NY Times 2018
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From the Iraq drawdown to chemical weapons red lines to Russia’s war in Syria, a conversation with Robert Malley, the president’s top Middle East policy official.
Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy 2016
The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation -“ and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian 2017
The Confederacy had its own White House -two, actually
Kat Eschner, Smithsonian.com April 21, 2017
A WWF report found that illegal poaching, logging, and fishing impacts 45 percent of the designated locations
Brigit Katz smithsonian.com April 20, 2017
Jurgen Osterhammel’s The Transformation of the World left its mark on the German chancellor, judging by her recent decisions
Philip Oltermann, The Guardian 2016
Walter G. Moss, History News Network 2016
From medieval Britain to the present, fantastic stories speaking to readers’ darkest fears have proven capable of altering reality.
Eric Weiskott, The Atlantic 2016
Jane Perlez and Yufan Huang, NY Times 2017
Neil MacGregor, once of British Museum, says Britain has focus on ‘sunny side’ rather than German-like appraisal of past
Kate Connolly, The Guardian 2016
President Trump is resurrecting an old strain of conservatism – but with a new, Trumpian twist.
Katherine Rye Jewell, Washington Post 2017
A national security expert says professional bureaucrats held back Obama. Can they do the same to Donald Trump?
Leon Neyfakh, Slate 2016
The magazine envisioned ‘lifestyle’ as the vehicle for remaking politics. Instead, politics shape every aspect of our lives.
Bruce J. Schulman, Washington Post 2017
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In the post-Civil War era, Spain’s problem with regional nationalism seemed dominated by Basque separatists. Yet, as recent events show, Barcelona is now the epicentre of the biggest issue facing the Madrid government – an issue with deep historical roots.
Andrew Dowling, History Today 2017
NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Carnegie Mellon University researcher Dov Levin about his historical database that tracks U.S. involvement in meddling with foreign elections over the years.
NPR Politics 2016
And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.
Andrew Sullivan, NY Magazine 2016
Dane Kennedy, History News Network 2016
Many have drawn parallels between Donald Trump and Aaron Burr, who Alexander Hamilton described as’one of the most unprincipled men in the United States’. But a more useful, if surprising, comparison might be drawn with Thomas Jefferson.
Rhys Jones, History Today 2016
The U.N. finds growing numbers of Americans are living in the most impoverished circumstances. How did we get here?
Premilla Nadasen, Washington Post 2017
David A. Bell, The Nation 2016
Robert G. Parkinson, Washington Post 2016
A more nuanced conversation among historians of multiple perspectives might have improved the level of debate.
Paul Lay, History Today 2016
Kathy Orton, Washington Post 2016
Eric Foner, New York Times 2017
Time Staff, Time Magazine 2017
Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post 2016
Peter Stearns, Stearns Blog, George Mason University
Rebecca Onion, Slate 2016
Johann N. Neem, Perspectives on History 2016
Robert Kagan, Washington Post 2016
Derek Cosson, The Pulse 2017