The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

Know Your History! Why Historical Awareness Makes You a Better Leader

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By David De Cremer The truism that you learn from the past can be applied in almost all aspects of life, even in business so...

Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think

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By Rajesh Sampath Combining historical knowledge and awareness of the present situation in America and India, one can deduce that racial and caste-based discrimination are...

“Comfort Women” and History

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By Dan Steinbock Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

Che – Viva! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

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By Peter Koenig Moral consciousness is rising and the world owes it to the people who are standing up for the poor and powerless despite...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Lessons from the Vietnam War

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By John Marciano Forty years after the American war in Vietnam ended in 1975, the central and most critical issue is the “struggle for memory”,...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

Assad Adviser Says We Are In A Time That Will Determine The Future Of...

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By Brandon Turbeville As the war in Syria continues to rage on, it is becoming more and more obvious that the battle taking place...

“Anti-Americanism” in the Philippines. President Duterte’s Subaltern Counter-Hegemony

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By E. San Juan Jr.   Guerilla Incursions from the Boondocks “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines....

Filming Genocide

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By William Guynn Film, with its tangible relationship to the world it “captures”, can offer us, in flashes of insight, an immediate and unexpected access...

Usury in the 21st Century

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By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a...

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

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By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes...

Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

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By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how “design”...

The Origins of Business

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By Keith Roberts This essay outlines how business entities began and grew to become the recognizable ancestors of modern business. It suggests that deliberate innovation...

Where Have All the American Banks Gone?

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By Robert E. Wright and Richard Sylla With the evolution of banking over the years, many banks have flourished and declined in America. It has...

International Law in a Multipolar World

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By Charles Camp And Theresa Bowman From a bipolar world marked by the Cold War between the two major powers, the United States and the...

Failed Statebuilding versus Peace Formation: The Consequences and Implications over the Last 25 Years

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By Oliver P. Richmond Recent years have seen an abundance of foreign intervention to achieve peace and statebuilding. Below, Oliver Richmond discusses how statebuilding...

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

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By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and...

Financial Oligarchy vs. Feudal Aristocracy

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By Ismael Hossein-zadeh and Anthony A. Gabb In this article the authors explore how modern capitalism mirrors the feudal system of centuries ago where today,...

Women as Global Leaders: Challenges & Strategies for Getting to the Top

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By Susan R. Madsen and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri In this article, Susan R. Madsen and Faith Wambura Ngunjiri discuss the challenges facing women in global leadership...

Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

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By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context....

The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

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By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss,...

The Chinese Miracle: A Modern Day Industrial Revolution

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By Loretta Napoleoni In recent years, the debate regarding the Chinese economic miracle has been very much alive. Overall, criticism has outweighed praise, confirming how...

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

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By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the...

The China Model: A Civilizational-State Perspective

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By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest...

Eternal Economic Return: The Global Economic Crisis through the Lens of History

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By Larry Allen Looking back at previous waves of economic crisis, economic historian Larry Allen illuminates our global predicament by uncovering the interlocked economic processes...

Global Capitalism: Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism

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By William I. Robinson World capitalism is experiencing the worst crisis in its 500 year history. Global capitalism is a qualitatively new stage in the...

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