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.

Anna Flahertya year 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 year 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 Howella year 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 Howella year 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, ...
Dr. Williamsa year 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 Pechera year 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 Holmesa year 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 Rothmana year 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 Graya year 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 Swetlya year 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 Kunovaca year 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 Graya year 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 Hollara year 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 Jaydea year 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. ...
Maxwell Ca year ago
Lost Treasures of History: The Amber Room
It was once considered the eighth wonder of the world: a marvelous, paneled chamber of amber mosaics and carvings that adorned Catherine the Great's Palace for over 300 years. The Amber room was a gif...
Rich Monettia year ago
My Italian Immigration Story Hails from a Shithole Too
Over a century ago when my family started to immigrate from Southern Italy, I don’t doubt that established Americans thought the area was a shithole too. I’m sure they extended the sentiment to the pe...
Darryl Richiea year ago
Patty Cannon: The Infamous Slave Trader of the 1800s
On Investigation Discovery, the show Deadly Women focused on a 50-year-old woman named Patty Cannon who was living in a man’s world. In 1810, in Sussex County, Delaware, Cannon was known to dress and ...