What does it mean to write a history of the lived experience of injustice and suffering in Trump’s America? Jane Caplan examines a life caught in the interstices of Trump’s Covid-19 strategy and his attacks on healthcare and public institutions.
How might we think about the history of walls, real and metaphorical, and their place in today’s political rhetoric? In this episode of the History Workshop Podcast, we talk to historian Paul Betts, author of Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic.
How can the Freudian tradition of mass psychology help us understand use of the term “populism”?
Fascism is not just the big bang of mass rallies and extreme violence; it is also the creeping fog that incrementally occupies power while obscuring its motives.