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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 199–200.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Nemata Blyden A former foreign correspondent argues in his new book that Africa has been denied its rightful position as an actor at the center of global history. Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War by Howard W.   French...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2022
... populism history In Emir Kusturica’s 1995 film Underground , about Yugoslavia’s troubled history from World War II to the Wars of Yugoslav Succession, the final scene is a cheerful reunion of the dead. All who had fought, hurt, abandoned, or destroyed each other in life come together again around...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 117–120.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Marc David Baer A new book traces the history of the diverse Muslim population of the Balkans. Carving out legal space for itself as a religious minority in Europe, this community rode the winds of change from the age of the Ottoman and Habsburg empires through the Yugoslav era. The Yugoslav...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2022
...-wing conservatism history World War II REN PILLers are both illiberal and anti-liberal. They claim an unshakable certainty as to what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s true and what’s false. They view pluralism as dangerous relativism. They are for authority, not for questioning authority...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 57–62.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of that same reason, they might prove to be just another ephemeral process in a volatile country still coming to terms with its recent internal conflict. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Peru Pedro Castillo inequality history politics azotado de fechas con espinas...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 78–80.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof A new history of the intertwined stories of Cuba and the United States operates at the human scale to provide fresh perspectives on the impacts of international politics on Cubans’ everyday lives, from the Spanish colonial era through the heyday of US imperialism...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 353–359.
Published: 01 December 2021
... modernization, and the period since the 1990 Iraqi invasion and occupation, we can assess both the functions and the consequences of the Kuwaiti state’s tendencies toward erasing aspects of the past. The essay also provides examples of how Kuwaiti artists and writers have challenged these official histories...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 360–365.
Published: 01 December 2021
... heritage history nation-building Islam Gulf states In 2006, a Kuwaiti journalist asked Sultan Qaboos bin Said how he had managed to unify the heterogeneous population of Oman, which he had ruled since 1970. Qaboos gave a reply that would be widely cited: “Heritage with modernization.” Why...
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Current History (2021) 120 (829): 326–331.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Prakash Kashwan; Jesse Ribot A widespread failure to recognize the social and political-economic causes of climate-related crises is an erasure of history that hides potential solutions and absolves guilty parties of responsibility. This blocking out of causality is perpetuating slow and silent...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 162–164.
Published: 01 April 2021
... historians who contributed to a Hindu-centric idea of India. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 India history colonialism religion Hinduism The Loss of Hindustan: The Invention of India Manan Ahmed Asif Harvard University Press, 2020 Manan Ahmed Asif...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 121–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of the University of California 2021 Europe history autocracy democracy pluralism Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings Edited by Avi Lifschitz; translated by Angela Scholar Princeton University Press, 2021 I used to fantasize about a pandemic that would confine me to my...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 285–288.
Published: 21 September 2020
...Pamela Kyle Crossley A new history of a border zone between Russia and China shows how traders from across Siberia and Mongolia operated under the shadow of competing empires and their railroads. Strategically sensitive locations saw repeated conflict. Cossacks exploring, warring, and negotiating...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 241–244.
Published: 20 August 2020
..., national histories, and health care systems. Using illness as a metaphor allows one to make a diagnosis that can then be acted upon. That context was well explored by Andrew Salmon in a two-part May 15–16 report for the Asia Times titled, “Why East Beat West on COVID-19.” Salmon sought...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 337–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Muriam Haleh Davis One of the essential tasks of the movement is to reconstitute a richer tapestry of Algerian nationalism than has been permitted since independence. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Algeria protests Arab...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 367–368.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Current History Index © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Current History Index CURRENT HISTORY INDEX AFRICA Congo s New Citizens Movements and Kabila s Exit, May, 175 The Eritrea-Ethiopia Thaw and Its Regional Impact, May...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 157–159.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Eric Tagliacozzo For centuries, India searched for ways to escape the deadly cycle of too little water and too much. Pollution and climate change threaten to undo the progress it has made. Unruly Waters: How Rains, Rivers, Coasts, and Seas Have Shaped Asia's History , Sunil Amrith Basic...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Vladimir Tismaneanu Nations that endured communist dictatorships must come to terms with the traumas of the past before durable democracies can take hold—a lesson the author learned firsthand in Romania. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Holly Case An ambitious attempt to trace the uneven progress toward liberal democracy over several centuries of European history may have drawn the wrong conclusions for dealing with today's illiberals. Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 68–74.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Rebecca J. Atencio A central feature of Bolsonaro's pro-dictatorship campaign stance was the promise it represented of a return to the old social order and traditional values. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Rebecca Atencio...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 75–77.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Alberto Vergara Peruvians are bitterly divided over how—or even whether—the terrible violence that engulfed the country in the 1980s and '90s should be remembered. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Alberto Vergara Peru Shining...