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Black Historians Critique ‘Objective History’

Keisha N. Blain The New Republic
Recent critiques of “presentism” fail to see that we can’t divorce the past from the present—and that supposedly objective scholarship has long promoted racist narratives and suppressed Black history.

Howard Zinn at 100: The Enduring Legacy of the People’s Historian

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Democracy Now!
Through Howard Zinn's example, his activism, and the enduring relevance of his writings, we can commit, on the centennial of his birth, to reiterate one of his central messages: war is not the answer to conflict in the 21st century.

White-Out at the White House

Jason Stanley Forum Magazine
Biden seeks counsel from a group of scholars who aren’t deeply versed in the racial threat to our democracy

Turning Off Congo’s Looting Machine

John Prendergast Project Syndicate
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been pillaged by foreign governments and corporations for more than 500 years, and this sordid pattern continues to this day. Given this history, is it any wonder that the country suffers from massive corruption, perpetual conflict, and state capture?
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