Penny Steele

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The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Income Inequality

America’s Next Civil War Will Be Worse Than Our Last

In the summer of 1862, just weeks before the Battle of Sharpsburg (or Antietam) — the bloodiest single day of fighting in American history — Union …

War

How one minority group could undermine Israel's new Jewish identity law

Barely a week after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won passage of a controversial measure underscoring his country’s Jewish identity, the coalition that helped him pass the legislation by a narrow margin is starting to fray.<p>The law defines Israel as “the historic homeland of the Jewish …

Israel

Israel's Knesset Is Debating Democracy Itself

On May 14, 1948, the new state of Israel proclaimed its independence as a democracy with a promise to “ensure complete equality of social and …

Israel

Standing With Israel and Freedom: An Objectivist’s Perspective

Opinion<p>Posted: Jul 13, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>"We ought to …

This is the greatest anti-slavery speech uttered by an American

We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.<p>What, to a slave, is Fourth of July? A day that reveals the injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.<p>The existence of slavery in this country brands your humanity as a base pretense, and your …

Black History

The Middle East Shows Free Exchange Is as Old as Civilization

For a long time, Baghdad was one of the wealthiest cities in the world<p>Today many people believe that free markets and industrialization are new …

White People Are Noticing Something New: Their Own Whiteness

Being white in America has long been treated, at least by white people, as too familiar to be of much interest. It’s been the default identity, the cultural wallpaper — something described, when described at all, using bland metaphors like milk and vanilla and codes like “cornfed” and …

Race & Ethnicity

Mapping Palestine Before Israel

A new open-source project uses British historical maps to reveal what Palestine looked like before 1948.<p>The Palestinians recently protesting in the Gaza Strip called their demonstration “The Great Return March”—that’s a reference to a desire to return to the land from which they were expelled in …

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to – Daniel DeNicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the …

Barack Obama

Can it Happen Here? review: urgent studies in rise of authoritarian America

Cass Sunstein’s collection of essays shows Republican-led decay of US democracy predates Trump – and may be irreversible after him<p>The 17 thinkers who have contributed to this new collection of essays come down firmly on all sides of its central question: is the United States destined to become an …

Joe Biden

The bare facts about the Gaza demonstrators are correct, but the rest of the story is missing

Media coverage of Israel's massacre of Palestinian protesters during the first weekend of multiweek demonstrations in Gaza offered textbook examples of how syntax and word choice shape, and even distort, representations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even if the facts are accurately stated, …

Israel

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

The Race Issue<p>It's been used to define and separate people for millennia. But the concept of race is not grounded in genetics.<p>In the first half of the 19th century, one of America’s most prominent scientists was a doctor named Samuel Morton. Morton lived in Philadelphia, and he collected skulls.<p>He …

Tomb Of Mayan God-King Containing Jade Burial Mask Hundreds Of Years Old Discovered in Guatemala

Archaeologists in Guatemala uncovered a jade burial mask more than 700 years old while excavating the tomb of a fourth-century king revered in his …

What Is The Cognitive Load Theory? A Definition For Teachers

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Cognition

How the female Viking warrior was written out of history

What Bj 581, the ‘female Viking warrior’ tells us about assumed gender roles in archaeological inquiry<p>In the 1880s Scandinavian archaeologists unearthed a grave containing all the implements required for battle, including shields, an axe, a spear, a sword, and a bow with a set of heavy arrows, …

Archaeology

15 Reflection Strategies To Help Students Retain What You Just Taught Them

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Antimony Poisoning — Not Lead — May Have Contributed to the Roman Empire’s Fall

Analysis of a 2,000-year-old Roman pipe fragment from Pompeii revealed traces of antimony, a chemical that’s even more toxic than lead.<p>Lead often …

Roman Empire

Saudis in talks over alliance to rebuild Iraq and 'return it to the Arab fold'

Pact would give Saudi Arabia a leading role in rebuilding war-torn country, and allow it to shepherd Iraq away from its rival Iran<p>Iraq and Saudi Arabia are negotiating a new alliance that would give Riyadh a leading role in rebuilding Iraq’s war-torn towns and cities, while bolstering Baghdad’s …

Middle East

Hollywood was exploring sexuality, gender, and feminism in the 1930s—but one man stopped it

Joseph Breen’s moralizing changed American cinema for decades<p>Norma Shearer was bored. It was 1929 and the actress had just wrapped up <i>Their Own …

'I'm prepared for civil war': In America's South, militias are preparing for battle

Jackson (United States) (AFP) - Each month, Chris Hill gets together with friends to spend a few days in a remote forest in Georgia, deep in the heart of the American South.<p>They trade stories over a campfire, feast on barbecue food — and practice raids with semi-automatic rifles in case the …

Rights & Freedoms

Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 used by UK to boost weapon sales

Thatcher government saw war on Saddam as an ‘unparalleled opportunity’ to sell arms, declassified secret memos reveal<p>The British government saw Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait as an “unparalleled opportunity” to sell arms to Gulf states, according to recently declassified secret documents.<p>The memos, …

How World War I Made the Middle East What It Is Today

WWI redrew Middle Eastern borders and created new countries. Those changes have led to much of the conflict that remains there today. <br>Read More

Middle East