INDOCHINA WITHOUT AMERICANS: FOR MOST, A BETTER LIFE – by Sydney H. Schanberg

2018-07-23T09:36:06+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: HISTORY, JOURNALISM|Tags: , , |

PHNOM PENH—The spectacle of the Americans being evacuated from Cambodia—with helicopters dropping from the skies and stony-faced Marines armed to the teeth protecting the Embassy evacuees from nothing—is perhaps a fair epitaph for American policy in Indochina, or at least in Cambodia.

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

2018-01-31T17:26:48+00:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: , , |

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]

2018-01-31T09:15:40+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: , , , |

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]

2018-01-30T10:27:05+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: , |

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.

RISORGIMENTO RIVOLUZIONARIO

2017-02-16T16:10:45+00:00February 16th, 2017|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: |

Dal 1831 al 1860 i rivoluzionari italiani tentarono una serie di insurrezioni spedizioni militari nella convinzione di suscitare una guerra di popolo: per lo più quei tentativi furono male organizzati e spesso si conclusero in tragedia; a volte ebbero invece un clamoroso successo che superò qualunque logica.

1848: LA RIVOLUZIONE MANCATA

2017-01-24T16:09:44+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: HISTORY|

Gianluca Formichi racconta il biennio della rivoluzione nazionale italiana conclusosi il 25 agosto 1849 con la resa di Venezia, ultimo baluardo della rivoluzione. Pubblicato su "Storia e Dossier", luglio-agosto 1995

SACCHEGGI E CONFISCHE PER LE NOZZE DI CESARE BORGIA

2016-10-23T12:29:22+00:00October 20th, 2016|Categories: HISTORY|Tags: |

Quando suo figlio decise di sposarsi, Papa Borgia, per dargli un corredo che fosse degno della donna chiesta in moglie, fece razzia nelle botteghe di Roma, sequestrò i beni d’un vescovo condannato per eresia, estorse danari ad alti e bassi prelati e «vendette» persino il perdono a 300 ebrei