HISTORY

The End of History

by Lynne V. Cheney Imagine an outline for the teaching of American history in which George Washington makes only a fleeting appearance and is never

Khomeini’s Iran

by Eric Rouleau From the very beginning of the Iranian Revolution, the West—and particularly the United States—seems to have been struck by a peculiar sort

Palestinian families fleeing Jaffa © Unrwa

Israel’s secret team that empties state archives

The ghost of Nakba. The Malmab, a department in the Israeli Defense Ministry, has been hiding evidence of Palestinian expulsion for years. The aim: to undermine the credibility of historical research through the disappearance of declassified documents

WWI Amputee Fitted with a Shovel Belt

WWI AMPUTEE FITTED WITH A SHOVEL BELT

Some 8.5 million French were mobilized to fight in World War I. Following the conflict, the wounded were mobilized to work. Amputees like this man fitted with a shovel belt were trained to compensate for their lost limbs.

AMERICA BEFORE COLUMBUS (2009) – TRANSCRIPT

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there. America wasn’t exactly a New World…

Emilio Lussu: Eroe di un popolo – di Camillo Bellieni

A un mese dalla morte si moltiplicano le iniziative per ricordare la figura di Emilio Lussu. Cogliere l’occasione per presentare un’importante testimonianza: quella di Camillo Bellieni, che di Lussu fu fraterno amico e compagno di lotte. Bellieni, che ha 82 anni è stato l’ideologo del movimento sardista ed ha scritto la storia della Brigata Sassari.

Emilio Lussu: Fu Giacobino con civiltà – di Giorgio Bocca

Il senatore Emilio Lussu è morto ieri a Roma, all’età di 85 anni, nella sua abitazione di piazza Adriana. La salma è stata cremata oggi pomeriggio, alla presenza della moglie Joyce e del figlio Giovanni. Per desiderio dell’estinto, la notizia del decesso è stata resa nota soltanto oggi.

Eye Witness: The Iran Hostage Crisis, Tehran, 4 November 1979

At 9am on Sunday 4 November 1979, Mark Lijek and his colleagues sat in shocked horror as hundreds of Iranian protestors climbed the gate of the US Embassy in Tehran. The attack was the embodiment of months of increased tension between Iran and the US, culminating in what would be one of the modern era’s highest-profile hostage crises.

OPERATION ARGO: ESCAPE FROM TEHERAN – by Ian Nathan

During the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979, the CIA mounted a covert plan to free six American diplomats in Tehran. The cover story was that a production company was about to shoot a massive sci-fi movie called Argo in the Iranian desert. This is the incredible story of the film that never was…

PERSECUTED ARMENIA – by Nishan Der-Hagopian [Century, 1918]

When a man has been slaugh­tering human beings for many months, and his eyes have grown accustomed to the sight of blood, his ears used to the scream of shell and shrapnel, and his soul calloused to all save his sense of duty, he moves au­tomatically, and it is only when there comes a lull, and the black-winged hor­rors lift for a little, that with clear vision and delicate ear he sees and hears the world around him.

THE GREATEST HORROR IN HISTORY – by Henry Morgenthau [The Red Cross Magazine, 1918]

An Authentic Account of the Armenian Atrocities. Whatever else you may do, do not fail to read this account of the extermination of a Christian race by the Turks. Coming as it does from an authoritative source, we consider it one of the most striking and authentic documents of the war as well as a clear exposition of Germany’s guilt in the bloody affair.

ARMENIA AND THE ARMENIANS – by Hester Donaldson Jenkins [National Geographic Magazine, 1915]

Armenia is a word that has widely different connotation for different peoples. To us Americans it means a vague territory somewhere in Asia Minor; to the makers of modern maps it means nothing—there is no such place; to the Turks of a few years ago it was a forbidden name, smacking of treason and likely to bring up that bugaboo “nationalism,” than which Abdul Hamid II feared nothing more, unless it were “liberty”; but to nearly two millions of Russian, Persian, and Turkish subjects it is a word filled with emotion, one that sends the hand to the heart and calls up both pride and sorrow.

DUNKIRK: A BLOODY MIRACLE – by Eric Niderost

The evacuation of the BEF from northeastern France by civilian and military vessels during the fall of France in 1940 ensured that the British army would survive to fight another day.