Presidential Debates Actually Used to Be Debates - Greg Ferenstein - Politics Nowadays, candidates get only a few seconds to parse complex issues. Can technology change the format and rescue us from sound-bite culture? Presidential debates were not always a string of ideological sound bites, largely devoid of policy specifics.
SPIN: Democracy at work - a documentary by Brian Springer
Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev: 'They Were Truly Idiots' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International SPIEGEL: Mikhail Sergeyevich, you turned 80 this spring. How do you feel?
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360° Panoramas of Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb via reddit.com
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The Last Men of the Revolution
Lord Byron Darkness I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The World’s First Eyewitness? « Doug’s Darkworld I’ve written about the first photograph of a human being, here is another old photograph that has historical significance in an obscure way. The fine gentleman above is Conrad Heyer, this picture was taken circa 1852.
Found old pictures my Grandfather took of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, thought reddit might like to see them. (A couple pics may be considered NSFW) via reddit.com
Torture efficiency, western style: Under UK's secret torture policy, intelligence officers were instructed to weigh value of information sought against pain inflicted. via reddit.com
Secret US Embassy cables depict a far-reaching campaign to prevent Haiti's democratically elected leader from returning to the country after the 2004 coup. US officials led a far-reaching international campaign aimed at keeping former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide exiled in South Africa, rendering him a virtual prisoner there for the last seven years, according to secret US State Department cables. Wikileaks Haiti: The Aristide Files
PRINCETON, NJ -- Ronald Reagan, the nation's 40th president, became one of the nation's most revered public figures in recent years, a distinct turnabout from the more routinely average ratings he received while he served in office between 1981 and 1989. Reagan's job approval ratings in his first years in office were hurt by the bad economy, and the last years of his administration were marred by the negative fallout from what came to be known as the Iran-Contra affair. Nevertheless, Americans have more recently upgraded their retrospective approval of the job he did as president, and now routinely think of Reagan as one of the nation's more outstanding presidents. Ronald Reagan From the People’s Perspective: A Gallup Poll Review
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"Over the past few weeks, Washington has seemed dysfunctional," conservative columnist David Brooks opined recently in The New York Times. How the US media marginalises dissent
Does anyone else have a sick sense of déjà vu this morning? After months of slow-motion capitulation, President Obama has cut an eleventh-hour deal with Republican leaders to raise the debt ceiling. After vowing to heed the public outcry for a balanced approach, he has instead consented to a plan that manages to run rough-shod over the poor and middle-class, coddles those who caused the recession, imperils the government’s two most popular entitlement programs, and virtually guarantees that our economy will continue to falter. What we wish Obama had said - War Room
Ground Zero II | Carloslabs Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city?
American Census by The Numbers - The response to the 2010 Census was better than expected, with 74% of American households filling out and returning their census forms in the mail. But what does this mean for you and your community? After all, you may only know a census as a tool for researching your family tree.
Topos Graphics How to Turn Republicans and Democrats Into Americans - Magazine
Incredible pictures of Nazi occupation of Kharkov, Ukraine. Pay attention to anti-Stalin, anti-Jewish and pro-Hitler propaganda posters. via reddit.com
Cinnamon Stillwell never thought she'd be the founder of a political organization. Why Your Political Beliefs Are Weaker than You Think
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Pics of World War II: Operation Barbarossa via reddit.com
Germany: Map of the Occupation Areas via reddit.com
L’Chaim and Its Limits. An essay on mortality. via reddit.com
University of Southern California Study: Are lay people capable of evaluating their leaders fairly and objectively? Researchers say no via reddit.com
US debt illustrated in $100 bills on each other via reddit.com
Want to predict political upheaval? Look to the price of bread. via reddit.com
90 Important Facts about the Holocaust via reddit.com
A friend of mine is a professor of textile history and makes historically accurate clothing. Check out her blog if you're interested in stuff like that. via reddit.com
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"The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal." (Kurt Vonnegut's short story: Harrison Bergeron) via reddit.com
The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910
The Jonestown Death Tape (FBI No. Q 042) : The Rev. Jim Jones, et al. (The Peoples Temple cult)
Color photos from the great depression via reddit.com
Green Brigade Junior Capo
US Job Losses/Gains 2004-2011. 2009 it all goes to hell. (Animated Graph) via reddit.com
The Geography of Hate: America's hate groups concentrate in certain regions -- and their presence correlates with religion, McCain votes, and poverty via reddit.com
Home The Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE) at Indiana University-Bloomington promotes an international scholarship of engagement through cross-cultural educational research and projects for the purposes of improving education and the social condition in the U.S. and abroad. CSSIE faculty—in collaboration with educators, students, and international partners— examine educational issues in local and global contexts from comparative, cross-cultural perspectives. The Center, guided by democratic aims and culturally sensitive pedagogy, is particularly concerned with understanding and advancing education for historically marginalized and disadvantaged populations in developed and developing countries.
Vintage Photographs of Moscow 1909 - a set on Flickr
This is a letter my grandmother got in 1941 asking her to turn herself in as a Jew so she can be brought to a "special" camp. (Translation in comments.) via reddit.com
Terrorism that’s personal [pics] via reddit.com
Osama Bin Laden Dead: Newspaper Front Pages (PHOTOS)
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College of Education - Faculty Profile
I'd drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima again if needed' - Enola Gay last living member
The Seven Wonders of the World
EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance
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Michelangelo’s David as It Was Meant to Be Seen
Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography
Royal wedding: Spot yourself in our hi-def crowd picture
BBC World Service Programmes - Schedule, Monday 4 April 2011