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20.11.2019

Cultural History

Cultural History

by John Scales Avery Reformed teaching of history Human nature has two sides: It has a dark side, to which nationalism and militarism appeal; but our species also has a genius for cooperation, which we can see in the growth of culture. Our modern civilization has been built up by… »

25.04.2018

Windrush [UK] scandal: a historian on why destroying archives is never a good idea

Windrush [UK] scandal: a historian on why destroying archives is never a good idea

Dora Vargha, University of Exeter for the Conversation Archival practices rarely make headlines. Databases are sexy, archives less so – at least for most people. Whenever we do read about archives, it’s almost exclusively in the context of something disappearing. Apparently, we never know a good thing until… »

09.10.2017

The potential of human consciousness

The potential of human consciousness

Presentation by Fulvio De Vita, Member of the “Salvatorre Puledda” Centre of Studies*, in the Third International Symposium ‘Big History and Global Evolution’. Good morning everybody. First of all, let me thank the Eurasian Center for Big History and Forecasting, and Lomonosov University of Moscow for… »

10.07.2017

“Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship” by Patrick Barr-Melej

“Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship” by Patrick Barr-Melej

As in other aspects of socio-political culture, Chile’s experience of the late 1960s and early 1970s diverged significantly from other countries in Latin America. On the one hand, hippismo (the hippies) and similar countercultural movements that captured the imagination of young people did so in a democratic, moderately plural society… »

20.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From 1945 to 1990, a stake of the Cold War (2/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From 1945 to 1990, a stake of the Cold War (2/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. Indeed one has to go back to the aftermath of World War I to see the establishment of a large proportion of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity of the entanglement of current… »

12.03.2017

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

Understanding the situation of the Middle East today. From one world war to another (1/3)

To understand the situation of today’s Middle East, it’s necessary to review a century of history. It’s necessary to go back to the aftermath of the First World War to see a large part of the geopolitical data that explains the multiplicity and entanglement of the present conflicts. One thing… »

02.03.2017

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Capitalism & Socialism? What differentiates them from each other?

Video: Richard D. Wolff – What is Capitalism & Socialism? What differentiates them from each other?

This video is part of an educational & historical series with Professor of Economics Emeritus (University of Massachusetts), Marxist economist and founder of Democracy at Work, Richard D. Wolff. In this first interview we talk to him about Capitalism and Socialism: What is Capitalism and Socialism? What differentiates… »

24.11.2016

Reexamining History with Chomsky: The Marshall Plan

Reexamining History with Chomsky: The Marshall Plan

This video is a continuation of our series “Re-examining History”, which features an interview that we held with Prof. Noam Chomsky. Prof Chomsky will focus on historical developments that seldom, if at all, appear or are discussed in Western mainstream historical literature. Was the Marshall plan a success or… »

20.11.2016

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: New World Order & the Grand Area

Reexamining History with Noam Chomsky: New World Order & the Grand Area

This video is the second part of our series called “Reexamining History” in which we explore history and surface facts that are usually suppressed or ignored in mainstream historical literature. For part I, click here. In this installment we talk to Prof. Chomsky about the global plans… »

30.05.2016

Palestine: a potted history

Palestine: a potted history

Palestinians are the endogenous people of the Southern Land of Canaan (Western Part of the Fertile Crescent), the area between the Mediterranean Sea and the River Jordan.  Key milestones in human civilization occurred in this Land of Canaan: animal and plant domestication, development of the alphabet,… »

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