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Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of what happened around the world in the pandemic this week. The global coronavirus death total crossed 4 million this week. Most experts believe that is still a drastic undercount as...
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History of Haiti

This article explores the history of Haiti that brought us to the present status. The assassination of Haiti's President Jovenel Moïse this week is only the latest drama to erupt from a nation built through...
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Ordinary Men and the Others – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 4

It is easy to imagine the perpetrators of the holocaust as vile, wicked, evil people. The truth is more disturbing. The holocaust occurred because a society and culture allowed it to occur. Evil men...
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Ending This Generation’s Vietnam

Reading the accounts unfolding in Afghanistan in recent days can be described in one word – depressing. Images of America’s retreat from Saigon in 1975 spring to mind, and many of the headlines are...
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Origins of the Holocaust – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 3

It is all too easy, 80 years removed, to look at the holocaust and imagine we would never cooperate or tolerate such evil in our generation. Understanding the origins of the holocaust, the bogus...
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The Armenian Genocide – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 2

Raphael Lemkin, the man who invented the word genocide, described the Armenian genocide as one of the textbook examples of genocide that caused him to investigate this crime and phenomenon in human history more thoroughly....
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The Herero Genocide – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 1

In this first episode in our new podcast series on the history of genocide, Never Again…Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at the definitions of genocide and the...

What Is Happening In Israel – Backgrounder

More than 1,000 Hamas rockets have been fired from Gaza toward Israel since Monday. Israel has responded by carrying out hundreds of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip – one of the most densely populated...
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A Hidden Life

Every once in a while a movie comes along that leaves you thinking about it for days after viewing it. That's usually a sign that you have stumbled across something that has some Truth...
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Massive Dust Storm Hits Beijing – But That’s Only Half the Story

A massive dust cloud covered Beijing, China, earlier this week. Multiple commentators noted the “apocalyptic” feel that the images provoked. This event was not an end of the world movie, though, and it also is...