Tag Archives: colonialism

Toward a Pacific-Oriented America? (Part I)

Is the United States really shifting from an Atlantic to an Asia-Pacific orientation?

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Occupy Wall Street and the Missing American Revolution

What is the historic context and potential significance of the protest movement directed against Wall Street?

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A Brief History of Cheap Labor

How was cheap labor key to turning Britain, Germany and the United States into industrial powers?

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Europe and the Arab World in the 21st Century

Does more unite the Arab world and Europe than divides them?

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Dateline Congo: Belgium’s Builder King — and Top Villain?

How could King Leopold II have ruled Belgium and Congo at the same time in such dramatically different manners?

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Globalization and Grassroots Democracy: Which Revolution? (Part II)

How can the productive power of modern capitalism be harnessed for social ends?

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India and Britain: A Tortured Relationship (Part I)

Why do China and India think in terms of generations, not quarterly results?

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Mexico City: First Stop in the New World

What lessons can other cities learn from Mexico City?

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Remembering the Last of the British Empire

Looking at Rhodesia in the days before Mugabe.

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When London Ruled the World

What can we learn about Europe’s economy from examining the continent’s historic roots?

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