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  • 25 Jul 2019
    George Lawson

    Revolutions in the contemporary world

    There are two main ways of approaching the study of revolution in the contemporary world – and they are both wrong.  On the one hand, revolutions are everywhere: on the streets of Kobane, Caracas, and Khartoum; in the rhetoric of groups like Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter; and in the potential of new technologies […]

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  • 2 Oct 2018
    Tillman W. Nechtman

    Mutiny and the British Pacific

    I can still remember the first time I heard about Pitcairn Island. I was a young child, not even a teenager, when I found an old Book Club edition of Nordhoff and Hall’s fictional trilogy detailing the mutiny aboard the Bounty, Captain Bligh’s open-boat ordeal at sea, and the settlement and early history of Pitcairn […]

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  • 10 Nov 2017
    Jay Winter

    Commemorating catastrophe

    One hundred years after the United States’ entry into the 1914–18 world war, what aspects of this vast global conflict, and of America’s role in it, are worthy of commemoration? First and foremost, we remember the ten million men all over the world who lost their lives in the war. Indeed, remembering this “Lost Generation” is […]

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