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Thinking Aloud: The Palestine Delusion on College Campuses

March 14, 2016 by Darius  “From the river to the sea, our country will be free!” That’s heard constantly at pro-Palestine protests and posted on social media. As a slogan, it’s pithy, quotable, and even catchy—and also something that should … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Politics: Getting Off the Train”

“Politics: Getting Off the Train” The Economist, February 6-12, 26, 2016, p.5 [special report] http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21689877-mr-erdogans-commitment-democracy-seems-be-fading-getting-train “Early in his career Mr Erdogan made a telling remark he was later to regret. Democracy is like a train, he said; you get off … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “UN: More Than Half of South Sudanese Kids Not in School”

“UN: More Than Half of South Sudanese Kids Not in School” The New York Times, January 12, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/01/12/world/africa/ap-af-south-sudan-education-.html “More than half of the children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, the U.N. … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: What’s in a Name? A Fight for the Past

Nov. 19, 2015 by Darius  Over the past month, students on college campuses across the US have protested continuing racism. The protests have been sparked by a variety of local incidents and have resulted in few concrete changes or even … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School”

“Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School” The New York Times, September 2, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/03/world/middleeast/unicef-warns-of-lost-generation-of-war-children-out-of-school.html “War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Writing History

May 2, 2015 by Darius  I spent part of the day today as a judge for a student history contest, evaluating historical research papers.  Here are a few lessons any student of history, young or old, would do well to … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Separatists Revise History of Famine in Ukraine”

“Separatists Revise History of Famine in Ukraine” The New York Times, April 30, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/world/europe/ukraine-separatists-rewrite-history-of-1930s-famine.html “Traditionally, Ukrainian historians have characterized the [1933] famine [that killed an estimated 3.3 million people] as a genocide, the direct result of Stalin’s forced collectivization … Continue reading

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