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Winter Warriors

Winter Warriors

Unable to deter the Soviets, France and Britain finally raised a military relief force, too small and too late to impact the outcome...

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Why did Ukraine give up the Bomb?

Why did Ukraine give up the Bomb?

In 1991, Ukraine became an independent country and the world’s third largest nuclear power...

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Chinmaya Lal Thakur: Typogravia

Chinmaya Lal Thakur: Typogravia

Indians have remade London in various ways over the last five hundred years...

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Georgian Time

Georgian Time

By the early nineteenth century, the practice of age-naming was commonplace...

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Bird’s Delight

Bird’s Delight

Almost everything​ we know about medieval culture is written on the skins of dead animals...

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How did Barbara Tuchman alter history?

How did Barbara Tuchman alter history?

President John F. Kennedy read The Guns of August shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis began...

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GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS

GENTLEMEN OF THE PRESS

Though the twenty-four-hour news cycle has done much to stoke our contemporary ideological divides, the roots of this phenomenon can be situated centuries ago...

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Consider Their Claw Walk

Consider Their Claw Walk

Aristotle was rarely puzzled, but even he had to admit that lobsters were weird...

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Soviets vs. Nazis

Soviets vs. Nazis

More than seven decades have passed since the end of World War II and what was once part of lived communal knowledge has gradually fallen away...

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Decorating Fragrant Evergreens

Decorating Fragrant Evergreens

Celebrants added nuts, strings of popcorn or beads, oranges, lemons, candies and home-made trinkets. However, widely-read newspapers and ladies' magazines raised the standards for ornamentation...

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Leipzigzag

Leipzigzag

Nietzsche – who had studied classical philology at the University of Leipzig – once argued that the Germans were becoming overwhelmed with the sheer volume of antiquarian knowledge...

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Climate Caucasianism Against the Heavenly Way

Climate Caucasianism Against the Heavenly Way

Eco-ontologists in Japan had long regarded coal-mining activities in Japan by Westerners as an interruption of the human-heaven relationship...

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Wine in Fascist Italy

Wine in Fascist Italy

Wine growers, merchants and industrialists worked feverishly to rehabilitate the beverage's downtrodden reputation...

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Lakota Power

Lakota Power

Lakota power grew from the nation’s cultural adaptability, its people’s willingness - indeed, eagerness - to embrace change, and from its leaders’ political flexibility...

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B. Alexandra Szerlip: iSpy

B. Alexandra Szerlip: iSpy

As a test, thirty painted foxes were set loose on a weekend...

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Redefining the Boundaries of Blackness and Germanness

Redefining the Boundaries of Blackness and Germanness

Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement stands at the intersection of questions regarding Black German activism in the post-1970 era...

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