Tag Archives: History

Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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UK: Chartism and a Sense of Working Class History

We are probably all aware of the horrific conditions which our ancestors worked under, and of the way in which they were exploited and oppressed so that the wealth of the ruling class of our country could grow. But the … Continue reading

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Understanding of International Politics Based on Objective Historical Analysis

Historical analysis in international relations should not be focussed on the denunciation of certain regimes, but on understanding why tension exists between nations, and what the best ways to deal with such tension are. For, considering American actions in Hiroshima … Continue reading

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The Hidden History of Radical Women

“Academics and historians try to keep the subversive lessons of these women’s experiences hidden.” Our job as conscious citizens is to learn these lessons, and share them with others. This educational process is key to moving forward to a critical, … Continue reading

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Stalin’s Failures

In his final writings, Lenin emphasised the importance of ‘wholesale literacy, culture, and participation’. He spoke of mass education as a basis for popular ‘self-administration’. He also thought that Russia needed a period of transition between capitalism and socialism – … Continue reading

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