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.

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 ...
The End of Apartheid in South Africa and Its Implications
The end of South African apartheid was a resounding human rights victory heard around the world. It was from the years 1948 to 1994 South Africa was under rule of systematic racial oppression that cam...
Jim Vargaa year ago
Our Parents Were Better Than Us at Protesting
The atmosphere was tense. It was May 6, 1970, as the fresh spring dew from the Mitchell Hall lawn began to soak through the shoes of the roughly 3000 protesters gathered on UWM's campus that day. They...
Not So Right
The United States of America - the land of opportunity and equal rights for all. Or is it? Here are some things you should know about your rights as a U.S. citizen.
Political Sex Scandals That Nobody Will Forget
They say that power is the ultimate aphrodisiac—so perhaps that's why so many politicians have had sex scandals throughout their careers. Politics can be sexy, and it's almost inevitable that the powe...
Chloe Hooa year ago
9/11
The entire city of New York stopped breathing on 11th September 2001, after a horrifying and an appalling afternoon terrorist attack that shocked the whole world. All that was left afterwards was a pe...
Drew Williamsa year ago
The Politics of World War 1 and How It Shaped Modern European and World History
World War 1, the often overshadowed war, was in my humble opinion, the most influential event in 20th Century European history, and possibly world history for that matter. Aside from all the wartime a...