Tag: Latin America
Today’s podcast features Christy Thornton of Johns Hopkins University, discussing her recent New York Times op-ed on the complete failure of the War on Drugs and its impact in Latin America. We
It’s just great that as the U.S. is going backwards on women’s rights that Latin America is moving ahead. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be falling behind such beacons of women’s
When racists talk about “protecting our borders” and stopping immigrants from coming to the U.S., it’s the biggest act of intentional self-denial and ignorance in history. Nearly eve
The U.S. most certainly has a lot of problematic statues. But so does Latin America and that reflects the history of racism and genocide just as profound there as here. Moreover, the cultural politics
Where’s All the Outrage from Those Oh So Concerned About Latin America When Someone Says Fidel Castro Wasn’t a Monster?
I love how liberals will go out of their way to say that Fidel Castro or other Latin American leftists are monsters and then just never even speak about the horrors of the Latin American right. This i
As we discussed the other day, we don’t really know what the heck is going with the Zika virus. We do know that it is causing a variety of health problems in different places that are very bad.
Book Review: Greg Grandin, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
We are living in a renaissance of historical writing. There’s always been a good market for popularly written histories, but that market consisted of books on presidents and wars written for a w
It’s somewhat unlikely that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade entirely in the future and certainly highly unlikely in the next few years. But as Scott always points out, the courts and