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Current History (2024) 123 (851): 116–118.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Holly Case At a time of soul-searching and demoralization in Germany, a revival of the great philosopher of history might provide guidance—but many Germans prefer to avoid thinking about their country’s history. Hegel’s World Revolutions , Richard   Bourke ( Princeton University Press...
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Current History (2023) 122 (846): 277–280.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Kristy Ironside In Russia, attempts at liberalizing state finances have long run up against the autocratic desire for control of the money supply. kristy.ironside@mcgill.ca The Ruble: A Political History , Ekaterina   Pravilova ( Oxford University Press , 2023 ) © 2023...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 78–80.
Published: 01 February 2023
... that have marked Mexican history. Flores Magón yelled repeatedly at a liberal conference that the Díaz administration was “a den of thieves,” declared that “General Díaz has killed democracy,” and on February 5, 1903, the anniversary of the 1857 Constitution, he unfurled a massive banner on the streets...
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Current History (2022) 121 (838): 326–328.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Jennifer Delton A medical anthropologist’s analysis of pandemic attitudes in her Midwestern hometown draws on social science to explain lack of trust in expertise. But Americans had much greater trust in science and vaccines in the mid-twentieth century. COVID-19 pandemic history trust...
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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): 286–288.
Published: 01 October 2022
... victimization as well as past glory. Empires of Eurasia: How Imperial Legacies 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...
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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 (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. In 1915, Du Bois wrote: “There are those, nevertheless, who would write universal history and leave out Africa.” Born in Blackness...
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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. Greble...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 108–113.
Published: 01 March 2022
... against today’s increasingly radical right, whether in Poland, Hungary, Brazil, or the United States, seems to lead us precisely to such an antinomy. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Poland fascism right-wing conservatism history World War II “The problem...
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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
... to this scholarly approach, is no more than a fabricated form of history that papers over reality, and cannot be relied on for any kind of essential truth. The familiar forms that public heritage institutions assume—from museums to textbooks—are taken to be the work of Western professionals, and thus purged of any...
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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
... to sundown, his blue uniform barely distinguishable from that of his aide-de-camp. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Europe history autocracy democracy pluralism Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings Edited by Avi Lifschitz; translated by Angela...
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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. The Chinese military governors of Manchuria—Zhang Zuolin until his assassination in 1928, then his...
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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...