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Happy Genocide Day!

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On October 13, 2014
Everyone have a Happy Genocide Day (observed) today. 522 years ago, Christopher Columbus arrived in Hispanola. The terrible treatment of Native Americans began almost immediately. On Christmas night, his biggest ship, the Santa Maria sank on a harbor of the island. With its remnants, Columbus built the fortress of the Navidad. He left thirty-nine men […]

Sochi in History

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On February 8, 2014

I suppose there aren’t a whole lot of places in Russia where horrible things haven’t happened. But still: History has largely been kind to Alexander II, the Russian czar who freed the serf

Rios Montt

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On May 10, 2013

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt found guilty of genocide. May the evil old monster die in prison. Of course, his supporters in the United States still hold major positions of importance w

Interesting news out of Guatemala today. Efraín Ríos Montt, the former genocidal president and darling of right-wing America, will be forced to appear before a Guatemalan court, a move that could lead to charges of genocide. It’s difficult to overstate how deep the United States is in the long-term destablization of Guatemala. The CIA-approved coup […]

How Did Urch Die?

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On July 24, 2009
It’s certainly possible that Neanderthal X died in a violent confrontation with modern humans. However, I think that there’s always a danger in reading our own social understandings into a historical record. There are innumerable scenarios under which the Neanderthal in question could have died, and while “genocidal no-holds-barred Human-Neanderthal throw down” is one of […]
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