Can the migrant detention centres employed by the Trump administration on the US/Mexico border be legitimately labelled “concentration camps”? Historian Dan Stone explores the history of the concentration camp and of its use in political discourse in this episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
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What is the role of populism in shaping resistance to Trump and Trumpism, and what are the historical antecedents? D D Guttenplan explores these questions in the latest episode of the History Workshop Podcast.
The way medieval men write about women can be more sophisticated and less immediately offensive discourse than Trump’s pussy-talk, but their language may ultimately share a similarly dismissive attitude toward women as individuals with agency.
Secretary of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign Bernard Regan gives an activist’s perspective on the history of the Cuban Revolution and explains why the Campaign continues to fight today.
Marina Warner on the power of fables in a post-truth era of President Trump and fake news
Naomi Hossain compares President Trump’s handling of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017 to the Pakistani government’s response to the 1970 Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh, to examine the implications of disaster for legitimacy, imperial power and democracy.
Protesters from the US, UK, Canada and Ireland reflect on the Women’s March of 21 January 2017.
Exclusion has, in fact, been central to the configuration of political power in the US and in other white settler states.
Stephen Heathorn explores what the rise of the far right, authoritarianism and fascism looks like in the 21st century, as opposed to the 1930s.
An outspoken free press is one of the great obstacles to demagogues, who prefer simplistic propaganda to open public debate.