Listen to what Terry Gross’ sole interviewee, A History of Modern Libya author Dirk Vandewalle, had to say on today’s episode of Fresh Air and be sure to read his article “After Gaddafi” from this week’s Newsweek.
Watch The King James Bible author David Norton’s lecture “The English Word,” courtesy of byutv.
Dirk Vandewalle, author of A History of Modern Libya, sheds light on the many incarnations of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in an NYTimes op-ed.
Black radical historian, scholar and agitator-prophet W.E.B. Du Bois (who was born during Andrew Johnson’s administration in 1868 and died shortly before Lyndon Johnson’s presidency in 1963) is the fourth of five individuals profiled in Radicals in Their Own Time: Four Hundred Years of Struggle for Liberty and Equal Justice in America.
One still can still hear arguments to the effect that the Third Reich was an incomparable evil. I’ve found that it is the situating the Third Reich in a broader historical perspective that may help understand the ferocity of the Nazi campaign for “living space” and the Nazi regime’s near total elimination of European Jews. This perspective includes long-term German imperialist aspirations and Germany’s competition with other empires. Nazism’s attempt to create a cohesive and ethnically uniform nation, while at the same time incorporating new territories with diverse populations, has been a common problem of empires in general.