Carlene Stueve

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FBI Says That Citizens Should Have No Secrets That the Government Can’t Access: The Orwellian Cyber Police State Has Arrived

The police and surveillance state predicted in the forward-looking 1940s classic “1984” by George Orwell, has slowly, but steadily, come to fruition. …

Guilty or not guilty: why did Anne Boleyn have to die?

Was she ensnared by a conspiracy, the victim of her own loose tongue, or simply guilty as charged? Suzannah Lipscomb tries to unearth the real reason …

History

Was the US justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War? You debate

For years debate has raged over whether the US was right to drop two atomic bombs on Japan during the final weeks of the Second World War. This …

History

In pictures: the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

On 6 August 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan that killed some 135,000 people. Three days later, on 9 August, a …

Hiroshima

The emperor's speech: Japan releases audio of Hirohito's 1945 surrender

TOKYO -- The 4 1/2-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of …

Ragnarok - Lessons from the Norse Apocalypse | The Art of Manliness

Throughout this series on Norse mythology, I’ve referenced Ragnarok — the Norse apocalypse. It’s where gods and beasts alike meet their demise, and …

17 wild facts about the Vietnam War

For those against the war, it appeared to be a meat grinder for draftees, unfairly targeting the poor, the uneducated, and minorities.<p>For those in favor of the war and those who served in the military at the time, the American public and media were (and still are) misled about what happened during …

10 Great Questions Teachers Ask During Job Interviews - Brilliant or Insane

Summer is interview season for educators. New positions open as teachers shift grade levels or retire and new graduates enter the field eager to find …

19 Campsites You Need To Visit Before You Die

America the beautiful.

The 100 greatest American films

BBC Culture polled film critics from around the world to determine the best American movies ever made. The results are surprising – Gone With the Wind appears at 97.<p>America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has …

Steven Spielberg

An Amazingly Detailed Interactive Map That Plots 12 Epic Road Trips Featured in American Literature

Writers Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez of Atlas Obscura have compiled an amazingly detailed interactive map. The pair used Google Maps to …

Listen to 98 hours of Shakespeare’s Poems and Plays Performed by Great Actors

For more that 400 years, the words written by William Shakespeare have enthralled audiences. Although the pronunciation may not be the same as it was …

Seven Tools for Creating Infographics Without Using Photoshop

How can you create beautiful infographics without using Photoshop?<p>I'm not a Photoshop expert, so I take <i>days</i> to create a basic infographic. I'm a …

A virtuous Viking: the medieval legend of Havelok the Dane

Many regions of England are fascinated by their Viking heritage, and that was as true in the medieval period as it is today. Here, Dr Eleanor Parker …

The First Victims of the Bomb Were American | Al Jazeera America

<i>This is the first in a series of stories by Al Jazeera America commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.</i><p>SAN ANTONIO, New Mexico – The explosion was seen nearly 200 miles away, the shock waves felt practically 100 miles away, and 70 years later, America’s first …

The Somme: a terrible learning curve

Gary  Sheffield, professor of war studies at the University of Birmingham, explains what British generals learnt from the bloodbath that was the …

World War I

Former Astronauts Recall Historic First Moon Landing

Kennedy Space Center employees recently had an opportunity to hear from Apollo 11 crew members Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin, along with NASA …

10 Conspiracy Theories That Helped Shape American History

There’s something about human nature that just loves a good conspiracy theory. We can’t help being drawn into the secrets and hearsay. Sometimes, …

List-Worthy

Black Children in U.S. Are Much More Likely to Live in Poverty, Study Finds

<b>By: SABRINA TAVERNISE</b><p>WASHINGTON — Black children were almost four times as likely as white children to be living in poverty in 2013, a new report has …

Those Who Advocate "Restoring America's Greatness" Are Living in a Mythology

<b>MARK KARLIN, EDITOR OF BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT</b><p>The US cannot long endure Disneyesque fantasizers who want to return to dangerous illusions about the …

Celebrating American Indian Athletes in the 1912 Olympics

<i>Jim Thorpe Commemorative Wheaties Box, autographed by his daughter Grace Thorpe. 7 cm x 21 cm x 30.8 cm. National Museum of the American Indian,</i> …

The Coming Storm

The early twentieth century witnessed the transformation of the United States into a modern industrialized society and an international political …

70 years later: How World War II changed America

Even as World War II was ending 70 years ago, Americans already knew it had transformed their country. What they didn’t know was just how much or for how long.<p>In that last wartime summer of 1945, the seeds of a new America had been sown. Not just postwar America — the Baby Boom, the Cold War, the …

Ernie Pyle at Normandy: They Weren’t Warriors, They Were American Boys

Accompanying American troops on a rainy mission a month after D-Day, Ernie Pyle perfectly captured the fear, uncertainty, and determination that …

Red Cross

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

National Parks

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Beach Bodies: A History of the American Physique [rebroadcast]

The Tuskegee Airmen: Unsung Heroes Sing

By: Denise Lineberry<p>Before 1940, African-Americans were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many whites believed they …