history

Past politicians, legislation and political movements have changed the course of history in ways both big and small. Welcome to our blast to the past.

Rachel 3 days ago
How To Judge Figures Like Christopher Columbus
To what degree do we judge the individuals that founded and/or aided in the development and success of our country? Christopher Columbus has occupied a position of scrutiny in the limelight of contemp...
Ryan McGregor5 days ago
America & the Arms- Ageddon
In current times, we face many different threats to our way of life, as well as how we operate globally. Not only on a physical level either, as with advancements in technology we've become at risk to...
Kimberly Alcorn10 days ago
Please Don’t Forget
I just read an article by the Washington Post that states surveys show two-thirds of Millenials don’t know what the Holocaust is. At first, I was almost in shock and I thought, “That can’t be right......
Anna Flaherty13 days ago
Who Was James Jesus Angleton, and Why Is He So Important to American History?
So, who is he? James J Angleton, known in his time as "Jim," was the chief of CIA Counterintelligence for 21 years. He started what is now a subject of great historical debate by suggesting there was ...
Aneeka Bartletta month ago
AbORIGINAL InterRACIAL IssHUES
The doomed race, the Aboriginal problem—just some of the names used to segregate white from black. An apartheid we overlooked, which begs the the question: amalgamation or segregation? Assimilation is...
The Nazi T4 Program
This was a program of mass euthanasia targeted at disabled people of all kinds, just because they had a disability and were viewed as unfit. In modern times, disabled people are paid sub-minimum wage ...
James Howell2 months ago
Confederate Flags, Kneeling, and the USA: Part 2
One of the examples I can give is the Zoot Suit Riots in 1943. In the 1930s the US deported between 500,000 and two million people, including up to 1.2 million legal people of Mexican descent (illegal...
James Howell2 months ago
Confederate Flags, Kneeling, and the USA: Part 1
There seems to be a lot of controversy in the world today. We have protests on both sides, civil unrest, innocent people being murdered, and we don’t have a clue how to stop it. It is, in my opinion, ...
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Dr. Williams2 months ago
Scapegoat
Throughout history leaders have always tried to put blame on others for their rationale. Whether their ventures were successful or not, the decisions they made affected so many others in ways that see...
Joseph Pecher2 months ago
5 Close Calls to Nuclear War
With the possibility of North Korea constructing and using a nuclear missile against South Korea, Japan, or the United States, perhaps we should look back into history during the days of the Cold War ...
Chloe Holmes3 months ago
The Role of International Institutions in Determining the Outcome of the Events of the Kosovo War, Leading up to, and Including, the Kosovo Declaration of Independence from Serbia
Kosovo became the seventh state to declare independence from Serbia (which was a part of former Yugoslavia) on February 17th, 2008, after a war riddled with human rights violations and controversy reg...
Bryan Rothman3 months ago
Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren is probably one of most maligned, and paradoxically one of the most forgotten United States presidents. However, in his time, he was one of the biggest forces to occupy the Democratic...
Donald Gray3 months ago
The Best Political Cartoons from the 1800s
Sometimes claiming to be messages to the president of their times, otherwise becoming satirical in nature of their very period, more often than not reshaping the very climate of policy and diplomacy i...
Gregory Swetly3 months ago
Propaganda: Better With or Without It?
“Propaganda is indifferent to truth and truthfulness, knowledge and understanding; it is a form of strategic communication that uses any means to accomplish its ends.” (Walter Cunningham). Humanity, a...
Dijana Kunovac3 months ago
Donald Trump: A Refugee’s Perspective
The past few days have been unbelievably difficult for me. Watching this country, my home, the United States of America, turn into something eerily familiar and terrifying has been equal parts shockin...
Donald Gray3 months ago
Famous Political Scandals of the 1970s
With such controversies as Monica Lewinsky, Benghazi, and John McCain's inclusion among the "Keating Five," we come upon a slippery slope in American self-interests when realizing that America isn't t...
Johann Hollar3 months ago
The Original Black Lives Matter
In honor of Martin Luther King Day (January 15, 2018) and the upcoming Black History Month, I thought I would write a piece about what I consider to be an original version of Black Lives Matter. The i...
Delilah Jayde3 months ago
8 Martin Luther King Quotes That 2018 Really Needs Right Now
Famous for his speech that turned the world on its head and right back over again, Martin Luther King Jr's legacy has surpassed the life expectancy of influence on our great men and women of history. ...