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New Documentary “Exterminate All the Brutes”€ Was 500 Years of Genocide in the Making
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“Exterminate All the Brutes” is a sprawling disquisition — four episodes, each an hour long — into the invention and consequences of 500 years of “white” supremacy, presented via a high-gloss pastiche of old footage, newly filmed dramatization ...[Read more]
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Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam Revisited
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Enough has been said, here and elsewhere, about the contents of the bestselling book Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (KATM) and the meticulous archival and field research on which it is based. It is a brilliant–a word I use sp ...[Read more]
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Reading Edmund Burke Shows That Conservatism Is All About Defending Traditional Hierarchies
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Studying the writings of Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, reveals something important: that right-wing intellectual thought is little more than a series of dressed-up defenses of conventional social relations and traditional hierarchies. ...[Read more]
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The Real Winston Churchill
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Churchill, as a liberal Tory, ought perhaps to have been alarmed by the rise of fascism in Europe. Yet he was overwhelmingly sanguine. He believed Mussolini to be a good ruler for Italy, and fascism a useful bulwark against Communism. His nationalism, mil ...[Read more]
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The CIAs Secret Global War Against the Left
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Forty-five years ago, under a cloak of secrecy, Operation Condor was officially launched: a global campaign of violent repression against the Latin American left by the region’s quasi-fascist military dictatorships. The US government not only knew about ...[Read more]
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Emotional bond between humans and dogs dates back 14,000 years
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Prehistoric people may well have had an emotional bond with domesticated dogs much earlier than we thought. Leiden Ph.D. candidate and vet Luc Janssens discovered that a dog found at the start of the last century in a grave dating back 14,000 years had be ...[Read more]
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The first Britons were black, Natural History Museum DNA study reveals
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he earliest Britons were black-skinned, with dark curly hair and possibly blue eyes, new analysis of a 10,000-year-old Somerset skeleton has revealed. Scientists at the Natural History Museum have used pioneering genetic sequencing and facial reconstructi ...[Read more]
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Jesus brother James mentioned in ancient Christian document found at Oxford
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A manuscript of ancient alternative Christian teachings has been found by two researchers from the University of Texas. The manuscript, found at Oxford University, describes Jesus’ relationship with a brother called James. The Greek-language scripture i ...[Read more]
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First Indigenous Map of Its Kind of US before European Contact
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Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian, has taken it upon himself to create a map that shows the Tribal nations of the U.S. prior to European contact. The map is of the contiguous United States and displays the original native tribal names of roughly 595 trib ...[Read more]
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The French Revolution’€™s Influence on Modern Western Society
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The French Revolution from the years 1789-1799 and Napoleonic era from 1799-1815 was a time period of radical social and political reform. Despite obvious, physical damages and high death tolls, this period in history has major historical forces that exer ...[Read more]
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How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder
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Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it. ...[Read more]
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