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Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

Henry Louis Gates on PBS’ ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’ – Variety

For someone who is one of the world’s foremost scholars on African peoples, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is very easy to talk to. The “Finding Your Roots” …

Black History

Happy birthday, Aldous Huxley!

"You shall know the truth," Aldous Huxley once said, "and the truth shall make you mad."<p>You'd be hard-pressed to find a quote more emblematic of the late English author, who was born 122 years ago today. Best known for his dystopian novel "Brave New World," Huxley predicted some of the most …

New Highlights from Artist Tatsuya Tanaka’s Daily Miniature Photo Project | Colossal

<p>Japanese art director Tatsuya Tanaka (previously) continues to entertain us with his ongoing miniature photo project, now stretching into its fifth …

Why Adolf Eichmann’s final message remains so profoundly unsettling

Had it not been for an unguarded conversation between Adolf Eichmann’s son and the Argentinian girl he was dating, the chances are that the shabby “Ricardo Klement” would have lived out his days in obscurity a few miles north of Buenos Aires. Unlike Josef Mengele, the sadistic camp doctor at …

Buenos Aires

‘Nazi Cows’ Tried to Kill British Farmer

A herd of cattle descended from cows bred by two Nazi zoologists to recreate the extinct Auroch of Teutonic legend proved too wild for Derek Gow—who …

Vietnam writer Nguyen Quang Lap 'arrested over blog'

<b>An award-winning Vietnamese writer has been arrested, reportedly for publishing criticism of the Communist government on his blog.</b><p>Nguyen Quang Lap was taken into custody after police searched his home in the city of Ho Chi Minh on Saturday.<p>His wife and his brother said police had accused him of …