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Power Drain

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

The U.S. now stood alone. Initially, Washington was stunned. After all, as one observer put it, "the end of history" had been reached -- and there, amid the rubble of other systems and powers, lay an imperial version of liberal democracy and a capitalist system freed of even the thought of global competitors and constraints. Or so it seemed.

Japanese Educators Learn From American Teachers and Schools

Alan Singer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

Who would have thought that educators from Japan, whose school system is always paraded before the American public as one that the United States should emulate, would actually visit New York City to learn how to improve education in Japanese schools?

Wheels: How We Teach Latino Inferiority in Schools

John Paul Brammer | Posted 09.04.2014 | Latino Voices
John Paul Brammer

European history, it was clear, is living history. When it finally came time to learn about the ancient Mesoamerican cultures, I learned instead was what they didn't do. It began with their non-invention of the wheel.

The Entire History Of Western Civilization... In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

If you could compress 2,600 years of cultural history into one moment, it'd look something like this. The stunning visualization created by Maximil...

What We Can Learn From the Tax Revolt and Genocide in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

Just this past week, disturbing reports came in about the ongoing violence around the world, and the genocidal violence now taking place in the Central African Republic. As a guest of the State Department, I recently visited Cambodia and later traveled to Vietnam, and was reminded of the tragic history of genocide in the region.

Florida Lawmakers Ambush Education

Ghazala Salam | Posted 06.21.2014 | Politics
Ghazala Salam

Today, over 400,000 American Muslims constituents across the State of Florida are fighting a decisive battle against ignorance, intolerance and indifference in the Florida State Legislature. Sen. Hays has placed a special burden on our legislators to negotiate complex issues brought on by SB 864.

Putting Time in Perspective

Tim Urban | Posted 11.29.2013 | College
Tim Urban

Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. To try to grasp some perspective, I mapped out the history of time as a series of growing timelines.

Big History Hits the Big Time

Rev. Michael Dowd | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science
Rev. Michael Dowd

This new, cross-disciplinary field that embraces cosmic, geological, and biological history (as well as human history) offers an inspiring way forward through the thorny and tangled bank of the science-and-religion debate.

What Killed Lenin?

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press BALTIMORE — Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contra...

Digital Fire: A Manifesto

Russell C. Smith | Posted 05.01.2012 | Books
Russell C. Smith

If you are alive, engaged, alert, ready with a spark inside -- you're open to the idea of reinvention happening on a global scale. Welcome, we've been expecting you.

The Dark Side of Beauty: The Mosque As "Terror Cell"

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

The relationships of cultures are not so very different from the relationships of individuals.

Part 5: Colonizing the Mosque (Slideshow)

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

With mosques functioning as the local centers of Islamic faith and the object of renewed Western suspicion, it is undeniable that mosques also help keep alive the memory of the divide of civilizations that once rent the world irreparably in two.

Rumors Of The Next Cold War

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

No matter how subtly the conquest happens, Russian control of Georgia would amount to an historic shift in the balance of power -- especially as long as the world economy is fueled by oil.