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Modern History

Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- From Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie

Eduardo Galeano | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Eduardo Galeano

The 20th century, which was born proclaiming peace and justice, died bathed in blood. It passed on a world much more unjust than the one it inherited. The 21st century, which also arrived heralding peace and justice, is following in its predecessor's footsteps.

The Dreamless Night of Planet Earth

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

As everyone knows -- but few give the slightest thought to these days -- the Soviet Union, that "evil empire," that other "superpower," gave up the ghost in 1991. In that moment, history as humanity had long known it ended.