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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 326–328.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Americans. To turn Mendenhall’s question around, then, how do we explain Americans’ seeming zeal for vaccination and science during the twentieth century? In the global history of vaccination and public health, this widespread acceptance seems to be the real exception. To be sure, the public health...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 322–325.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Studies , disaster history ultimately leads us to the moral debates of our own time. “Whose deaths ought to inspire outrage, and whose resignation?” they ask. “What kinds of suffering are a legitimate cost of the status quo, and what kinds of suffering ought to suggest that the status quo itself...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 283–285.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Francine Hirsch A key element of the propaganda campaign to get the Russian public behind the invasion of Ukraine has been a program of national-patriotic education. Nationwide exhibitions present World War II history with a slant calculated to instill pride in Russian heroism and stir up hostility...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 286–288.
Published: 01 October 2022
... Shape International Security , Jeffrey   Mankoff ( Yale University Press , 2022 ) © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 China Russia Turkey Iran Eurasia empire history geopolitics The twenty-first century is shaping up to be an age of empire in Eurasia...
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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
..., based on fear of an “uncertain world,” to remake his country—renewing strategies pursued by Hungarian governments in the early twentieth century. Hungary Viktor Orbán migration Europe right-wing populism history © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 But the new...
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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 place...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the University of California 2022 Poland fascism right-wing conservatism history World War II “The problem is that Hitler gave fascism a bad name.” —A PiS supporter overheard at a public political discussion, 2016 In early 2016, soon after the Law and Justice Party (PiS) came to power...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 57–62.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of satisfied amnesia. Peru Pedro Castillo inequality history politics azotado de fechas con espinas [whipped by dates with thorns] —César Vallejo Anyone who visited Peru today would be struck by the starring role of historical discussion in the public sphere. Tuning in to a news...
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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 As in the rest of the Arab–Persian Gulf region, explanations for the pervasive presence of heritage in Oman tend to refer to the rise of a new form of polity—the nation-state. Sociopolitical elites felt the need to create a new mode of collective...
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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...