Posts tagged history
Note from the Editors - Uprooted

At the turn of the last century, Zygmunt Bauman proclaimed that mankind was entering a phase of “liquid modernity.” Humans, he wrote, would become ever more nomadic, and their moral and social identities would be uprooted.

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Are Europe's Muslims its New Jews?

In at least a few noticeable ways, Muslims have thus become “the new Jews,” scapegoats onto whom Europeans tend to project their anxieties about the future. But that doesn’t mean there has been a passing of the torch from anti-Semitism to Islamophobia.

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A Restless History of Europe

The truth is that Europeans have never sat still for long. Whichever page of European history you turn to, you’ll find migration.

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Writing Against War: A Tale of Two Magazines, 1914-1918

One hundred years ago, a European magazine and its American counterpart challenged the necessity of World War I. Do words still carry the same weight today? Lilly Schreiter takes a historical dive into the role of free speech during a time of war.

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Power Without Glory: The Shadow Government

From the 17th to the 21st century, three ‘King-Whisperers’ changed the course of history. Here's what we know and don't know about Europe's most secretive and influential advisors.

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The Women's March on Versailles

In 1789, thousands of angry women marched on Versailles and forced Louis XVI to quit the royal palace in one of the French Revolution’s earliest victories. Then, like so many women throughout history, their crucial role was forgotten.

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