Chairman Ben Bernanke, who’s been sounding the alarm, is attacked constantly by the right. He and his allies need support from a mostly silent left.
Public sympathies and political outcomes over the Amistad Africans drifted in opposite directions.
Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger?
The right celebrates Reagan as the cold war “victor.” American memorials tell a different story.
On socialism or the Middle East, Fred Halliday’s intellectual flexibility was one of his greatest strengths.
Even now, our understanding of that fraught moment is built on falsehoods and myths.
The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, who died at 90 on October 21, embraced and inspired the struggle for peace and economic and social justice.
The realization that markets need government saved capitalism after World War II.
The wing-nuttery’s gaybaiting is not just a fringe phenomenon—it’s part of an old Republican tradition of macho posturing against Democrats.
Hobsbawm’s life and writings will long serve as an inspiration to those who believe that a knowledge of history is essential to working for a better world.