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History History Everywhere!

Tweet We arrived in Amsterdam to start this journey, a driving trip around France for myself, Adriana and my parents, but we start here so Adriana and I could present at the “Unofficial Histories” conference held at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. We arrived a couple of days before the conference, which […]


Tweet exemption or immunity from punishment or recrimination exemption or immunity from unpleasant consequences Connecting the dots between police violence, gentrification and dramatic housing price inflation, and the new Gilded Age’s kleptocratic elite… Hardly a day goes by anymore that I don’t get news about another young person gunned down by the police, nearby in San Francisco, or in some other city or suburb […]

A Festival of Empire Wrapped in Technological Hubris

Tweet The Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) took place 100 years ago in San Francisco. It officially commemorated two major events: the opening of the Panama Canal and the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. Now San Francisco is celebrating the centennial with parties and discussions and art shows, all nurturing a […]

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