Articles tagged with history

Dan Berger

Though the organization’s legacy has been domesticated, its grassroots leadership embraced the global fight for freedom.

Joseph Margulies

Well-meaning nonprofits don’t go far enough in the fight against gentrification. Residents themselves must be in charge, and neighborhood trusts point the way.

David Waldstreicher

Like the 1619 Project, two new books on the Constitution reflect a vigorous debate about what has changed in the American past—and what hasn’t.

Mark Bould

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

Justin H. Vassallo

Today’s social movements are grappling once again with a central challenge for the New Left: how to remedy injustice while maintaining vitality and independence from the political system.

Emily Kern

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Jeffrey S. Kahn

The Haitian migrant crisis at the southern border is only the latest stage in a decades-long legacy of brutal mistreatment by the U.S. government, much of which unfolded at Cuban detention facilities.

Kyle Harper

Our mastery over microbes is only a few decades old. It is also far more precarious than we imagine.

Christian G. Appy

Tactical critiques of the war’s conduct are a distraction from U.S. imperialism.

Andrew J. Douglas Jared Loggins

Even as they carve out space for Black scholarship, established universities remain deeply complicit in racial capitalism. We must think beyond them.