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Mexico’s President Gives Joe Biden a Big History Lesson

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) visited the United States on July 12 and offered five proposals to U.S. President Joe Biden. These proposals are based on AMLO’s in-depth knowledge of Mexican history and his reading of the economic crisis…

Selectively Unwalking the Path of History

I would like to help you out. Which way did you come in? I would like to suggest a way to make the impossible possible, starting from the premise that the basic juridical principles and cultural premises of the global…

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…

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.…

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,…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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