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Imperialism, Globalization, and War

1892 Hamburg cholera epidemic

Socialism, capitalism, and cholera in 19th-century Hamburg

I certainly didn’t expect to spend the start of 2020 wading through nearly 700 pages about the 1892 Hamburg cholera epidemic, but I’m glad I did. Death in Hamburg, British historian Richard J. Evans’ social history of the epidemic, is a page-turner, his passion for the topic nothing short of infectious.

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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Asparagus and bombers

While prices and recipes for asparagus, dates and restrictions for re-opening dominated the media and many conversations, a far more significant matter found little attention. Ever since 1955 an estimated twenty American nuclear bombs have been stored underground at the U.S. Air Force base in Büchel in Rhineland. A German politician recently proposed spending $3 […]

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A view of Maunakea in Hawaii, captured in a video published by the community of Maunakea protesters called Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu in December 2019. (Image: © Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu/Youtube)

Mauna Kea: Day 125

This documentary short film captures the meaning and importance of Mauna Kea to the native Hawaiian people and why they stand to protect this sacred land.

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