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France Fights a Successful Counter Insurgency in ‘The Battle of Algiers’

The day Germany surrendered in World War II thousands of Muslims in the French colony of Algeria took to the streets. They were celebrating — both Muslim and European Algerians had served during the war and helped to beat back the Nazis — but they were also protesting colonial French...

A History of Shame

During World War II, the American government rounded up anyone with even a whiff of Japanese heritage, over 100,000 people in all, and placed them in internment camps. A majority of these people were American citizens. Many of the camps were on Native American reservations, because America loves nothing if not irony. Show More Summary

90-Year Old WW II Veteran Tearfully Reads Aloud a Letter He Sent in 1945 to the Love of His Life

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In early 2015, Bill Moore, a 90-year old veteran of World War II in the Denver, Colorado area, tearfully read aloud a letter that he’d written to Bernadean Gibson, his late wife of 63 years, when he was fighting abroad in 1945. The letter was found inside the sleeve of a record bought at a […]

“Go For It. But Don’t Give Up the Day Job” -- Author B.A. Shapiro on the Art of Writing, & Writing About Art

The disappearance of a young painter in New York City on the eve of World War II shapes B.A. Shapiro’s fascinating historical novel, The Muralist. The book, the latest from the best-selling author of The Art Forger, blends historical and fictional characters...

Jailed and interned in World War II, Minoru Yasui receives a Presidential Medal of Freedom today

Today at the White House, President Obama will present a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to 17 individuals or their families. The list comprises Shirley Chisholm, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim,Show More Summary

How racism explains Republicans’ rise in the South

Democrats began losing the support of white voters after World War II, particularly in the South.

No Heroes

The shock and awe of Amazon’s new series The Man in the High Castle comes mostly from stuff and settings. It depicts an alternate 1960, in which America lost World War II and is occupied by the Nazis (the Northeast and Midwest) and Japan (the West Coast), with a strip of neutral territory surrounding the Rocky Mountains running down the middle. Show More Summary

Anne Frank and her family were also denied entry as refugees to the U.S.

11 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Many have noted the historical parallels between the current debate over Syrians seeking refuge in the United States and the plight of European Jews fleeing German-occupied territories on the eve of World War II. Among the many who tried -- and failed -- to escape Nazi persecution: Otto Frank and his family, which included wife, […]

'Avengers 3' Rumours – End of Captain America & Thor?

For some time now, rumours have been doing the rounds that the 'Avengers 3' film, "Infinity Wars II," will see the last of Steve Rogers as Captain America. Some say that a new Captain America will rise and Thor will also meet his en...

Don’t Bring Back Internment Camps

19 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Mark Takanos family was placed in an internment camp during World War II. Now hes a congressman, and he has a lesson for all of us.

In 1968, a British politician warned immigration would lead to violence. Now some say he was right.

20 hours agoNews : BlogPost

Enoch Powell had long been known as a firebrand politician, unafraid to speak his mind and be provocative. A former classical scholar, few doubted his intellect, and his military service during World War II spoke to his bravery. Margaret Thatcher herself even dubbed him "the best parliamentarian I ever knew." And yet, after one extremely controversial speech he […]

‘The Man In The High Castle’ Ad Campaign Puts Nazi Images On NYC Subway Cars

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel, Amazon’s new drama series The Man in the High Castle imagines a world in which the Axis powers won World War II. And as such, New York City is part of the Greater Nazi Reich. So what’s the line between...Show More Summary

Amazon covered New York subway cars with Nazi-like insignia to advertise its new show (AMZN)

Amazon has a new video series coming out about what it would be like if the Axis powers had won World War II and America was under German and Japanese control. To simulate what that control might be like, Amazon decked out a New York...Show More Summary

The specious comparison between Syrians and World War II European Jews

(Paul Mirengoff) Historian Josh Zeitz has written an article for Politico called “Yes, It’s Fair to Compare the Plight of the Syrians to the Plight of the Jews. Here’s Why.” Zeitz argues that the current debate over admitting Syrians into the U.S. Show More Summary

A Brief History of Acupuncture in Japan Prior to World War II – Part 3

JMT Pulse Assessment The focus of the yin organs in JMT pulse assessment is based on Suwen, chapter 5. In this chapter, the principle of “yin leads, yang follows” is explained. The idea being that by tonifying the deficient yin organs, energy to the whole system will allow yang Qi to follow. This is a core idea […]

Artist's Oregon Dome House Could Be Yours For $849,000

Artist Francisco Reynders created this unique dome house in the 1970s after being inspired by some old metal covers from some World War II gun turrets that he happened to see at a junkyard. Now, the home is on...

Liveblogging World War II: November 23, 1945: Major Robert F. Burns

Robert F. Burns: Letter]( >Paris, France >November 23, 1945 >Dear Mom, >Well, we had an all-out Thanksgiving Dinner yesterday. Actually it was supper for that was when most of the students would be there. Show More Summary

Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Built to honor the Yugoslav partisans who died during World War II, the Partisan Memorial Cemetery in Mostar is a just as much of a monument in itself as it is an actual cemetery where the dead have been put to rest. But since its creation...Show More Summary

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