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Sex on the Homefront

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On April 6, 2016
The historian Amanda Littauer has a new book titled Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties. She summarizes what I assume is part of it in this really fascinating post on mapping a landscape of sex on the homefront during World War II, using the military’s medical reports on soldiers contracting venereal […]
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187 of the world’s most prominent historians of Japan have written an open letter to Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, urging that he stop whitewashing the atrocities committed by the Japanese during World War II. You can read the letter here. Of course, Japanese right-wingers refuse to allow this to happen, denying horrors ranging from […]

Inspiration

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On December 10, 2014

Worth remembering who influenced Dick Cheney, Don Rumsfeld, the CIA, and all the other architects of American torture: The United States knows quite a bit about waterboarding. The U.S. government R

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