Tag Archives: World History

Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

Nothing quite like this move on the geopolitical chessboard has happened since the U.S. became the world’s single superpower over two decades ago. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | April 3, 2014 “The West must understand that, … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
What really happened in Ukraine?

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

The Mubarak regime, supported financially and militarily by the United States, was accused of serious human rights violations, including extensive use of torture. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | March 26, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 20, 1990-1992

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Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

After years of watching Washington and its NATO alliance entice and cajole traditionally Russian allies to join the western capitalist sphere, Moscow has recently begun fighting back. By Ron Jacobs | The Rag Blog | March 18, 2014 Recent events … finish reading Ron Jacobs :
The multi-pronged provocation of Crimea

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Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

Was the referendum on Crimea’s independence legitimate? Does Catalonia have a right to secede from Spain? Scotland from Britain? Texas from Mexico? By Ed Felien | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2014 Crimea is a dangling appendix to the … finish reading Ed Felien :
Straight talk about Crimea

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 18, 1962-1976

Nasser establishes a national party then moves to isolate Communists; his successor, Anwar Sadat, aligns Egypt with the West. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 18, 1962-1976

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 17, 1954-1962

The Nasser regime steps up prosecution of leftists, expels Jews, implements economic reforms. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | February 17, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 17, 1954-1962

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 16, 1953-1954

Nasser forces resignation of General Naguib; no mass Jewish emigration during this period. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | February 10, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 16, 1953-1954

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Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

Whose Radical Jesus? ‘Zealot’ is the story of a literary success. By Paul Buhle | Truthout | February 6, 2014 [Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan (2013: Random House); Hardcover; 336 pp; $27.] A … finish reading Paul Buhle :
Reza Aslan’s ‘Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth’

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 15, 1952-1953

After Nasser’s Free Officers coup, the Revolutionary Command Council consolidates power. By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | February 3, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement to Democratize … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 15, 1952-1953

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 14, 1949-1952

The movement to democratize Egypt: Bloodless coup sends Farouk into exile. < By Bob Feldman | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement to … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 14, 1949-1952

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Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 13, 1948-1949

The movement to democratize Egypt: King Farouk confronts Zionist forces, imposes martial law. By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / January 20, 2014 [With all the dramatic activity in Egypt, Bob Feldman’s Rag Blog “people’s history” series, “The Movement … finish reading Bob Feldman :
A People’s History of Egypt, Part 13, 1948-1949

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Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

Zarathustra is appropriately called the First Prophet. He spoke of themes later to be found in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: a single universal God, the battle between good and evil, the devil, heaven and hell, and an eventual end to … finish reading Bill Meacham :
Learning from Zarathustra

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