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The Great Terror

This post looks at the Great Terror, sometimes called the Great Purge, that Joseph Stalin unleashed upon the Soviet Union beginning in 1936. Learn more from our podcast episode, Evil Men, in our Never...

Interrupted, Not Over

The pandemic and subsequent global lockdowns interrupted life as we knew it. Governments and societies with the means attempted to ease that interruption with stimulus packages, moratoriums on evictions, and other unprecedented measures to...
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Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click on the links...
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Biafra Genocide – A Forgotten History

Between 1967 and 1970, an estimated 2 million Igbo Nigerians were killed by the Nigerian military after seceding to form the Republic of Biafra. After the failure of military attacks on the region known...
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Water Protests in Iran, And the Shape of Things to Come

In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next half-century....
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President Biden Does Not Understand Inflation

In late May, our family exited a year of pandemic lockdown for a 5,000 mile road trip of the west.  Our vaccination cards secured, we toured three of the largest national parks, including the...
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Pushed to the Limit

The growing status of global crisis as a new normal finds multiple systems of the world pushed to the limit. After a year and a half of the global pandemic, we learned how quickly...
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Weekly Pandemic Update

Indonesia became the epicenter of the Asian experience with the pandemic this week when that nation surpassed India and Brazil in the daily death count. Indonesia experienced more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases per...
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A Growing Global Food Crisis

In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next...
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Weekly Pandemic Update

The World Health Organization (WHO) cites the spread of the delta variant in Africa as the driver behind a 43% surge in coronavirus-linked deaths on the continent in the last week. The delta variant...