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The Radical Life of Harriet Tubman

Posted by Pete on Mar 11th 2019

Back in 2012, "Django Unchained" shook up the film world as Quentin Tarantino‚Äôs latest masterpiece. The film's central figure, Django (depicted memorably by Jamie Foxx) escapes his enslavement … read more

John Steinbeck's Mirror At The Heart Of Depression-Era America

Posted by Pete on Feb 27th 2019

In the California heat of August 1939, the officers of the Kern County Board of Supervisors banned a new book from the public schools and libraries under their jurisdiction.Despite the book being a na … read more

The Man Who Made Abraham Lincoln

Posted by Pete on Feb 14th 2019

On a brisk April morning in 1876, spectators gathered in Washington DC's Capitol Hill district for the unveiling of the new Emancipation Memorial. It had been a decade since the end of the Ame … read more

The Quest for Bertolt Brecht

Posted by Pete on Feb 10th 2019

Today marks the birth of one of Europe's most prolific 20th century political intellectuals. But which political tradition can actually claim him as their own? The era-defining German playwrig … read more

MLK Day For The World - Not Just America

Posted by Pete on Jan 21st 2019

Today is a day to celebrate King's achievements - but also to heed his internationalist approach to the fight against injustice. Though Martin Luther King Jr Day is an American holiday, the man h … read more