Category Archives: History

Pictures of Christmas Past

The Atlantic has some cool Pictures of Christmas Past… except for the pic of Walter Cronkite and his family.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past (Annual Redux)

I’m reposting (again) this nice summary, from Richard Spencer, discussing the Germanic pagan influence on medieval Christianity, from a piece on the now-defunct Radix Journal site (“Ghosts of Christmas Past“): We have become so accustomed to Christmas rituals—and so accustomed … Continue reading

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Stalin vs. Trotsky

From Richard Pipes’ review of Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 by Stephen Kotkin: [Trotsky’s] other handicap was his Jewishness. Although born a Jew, Trotsky attached no significance to this fact, on one occasion telling a Jewish delegation that … Continue reading

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The Significant Jewish Role in the Civil Rights Movement

From a piece on the “Brave and tragic heroes of civil rights” in the Jewish Chronicle: Estimates suggest that Jews made up half of the young people who participated in Freedom Summer… Clarence Jones, a black lawyer who began working … Continue reading

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Slave Auctions in Libya

CNN online has a story (with accompanying video) on slave auctions in Libya. You have to read between the lines, but the essence of the phenomenon is black African ‘refugees’ on their way to the Disneyland of Western Europe being … Continue reading

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Slezkine Redux

Yuri Slezkine’s book The Jewish Century (2004) has become a seminal book in recent decades for understanding the JQ. A Berkeley professor, Slezkine’s new book The House of Government: A Saga of the Russian Revolution is a massive study of the 1917 … Continue reading

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Benjamin Martin’s “The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture”

In the NY Review of Books, Robert Paxton, a preeminent scholar on fascism, has a review of Benjamin Martin’s The Nazi-Fascist New Order for European Culture: During World War I German patriotic propaganda vaunted the superiority of Germany’s supposedly rooted, … Continue reading

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Brooks on Tribalism

NYT ‘conservative’ David Brooks’ recent column attempts to make sense of the tribalism inherent in today’s right wing populism. But whereas Brooks argues goes on to warn that the GOP “is becoming a party permanently associated with bigotry”, Robert Merry … Continue reading

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Larry David’s Ancestral Sins

Larry David discovered an uncomfortable truth about his ancestry: In the Oct. 3 season premiere of PBS genealogy series Finding Your Roots (8 ET/PT, times may vary), David learns that they have common ancestry. And David also discovered his great-grandfather fought for the Confederacy … Continue reading

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American Experience: Klansville, U.S.A. (2015)

PBS’s “American Experience: Klansville, U.S.A.” (2015) is being re-aired of late. (I wonder why?…) It’s worth watching to learn about, and garner lessons from, the rapid rise, widespread appeal, and ensuing foibles of the NC chapter of the KKK. The … Continue reading

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