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Christmas Market Attack: A Blow To The Heart Of German Cultural Life

EPA/Andreas ArnoldBy Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds I’ve been going to Christmas markets since I was a child in Hannover in the 1970s – I love the stalls, the smells, the twinkly lights and the kitschy music. I own many knitted hats, car...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 20, 2016

Trump Questionnaire Recalls Dark History Of Ideology-Driven Science

J. Robert Oppenheimer, often called the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who chaired the ancestor of today’s Department of Energy, had his security clearance revoked during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s. AP PhotoBy Paul N. Edwards, Universit...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 14, 2016

Normalizing Fascists...

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958By John Broich, Case Western Reserve University How to report on a fascist? How to cover the rise of a political le...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 11, 2016

BraveNewFilms.org Commemorates MLK's Speech Anniversary With ''I Have A Dream’ Belongs To Us, Too’ Re-release

With today being the fifty-third anniversary of Martin Luther King's historical speech, the email I received earlier from BraveNewFilms.org was rather timely...  So, killing two birds with one stone (not literally, obviously...) I decided to sh...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 28, 2016

New TV Series 'Hunting Nazi Treasure' Asks Public To Join Hunt For Priceless Objects Missing Since WW2

Robert M. Edsel, Founder and Chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, holds one of five paintings the Monuments Men Foundation discovered and turned over to the Federal Republic of Germany in 2015 for return to their righ...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 13, 2016

Uncertain, Nostalgic, Uncomfortable And Bewildered: A Portrait Of The Older #Brexit Backer

Hernán Piñera, CC BY-NC-SABy Geoffrey Edwards, University of Cambridge It has been suggested, as the EU referendum approaches, that younger voters are more likely to vote to remain than their older compatriots. A poll conducted in April...
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 3, 2016

'What Is Dead May Never Die': The Secrets Of Resurrection In The Bible And Game Of Thrones

Resurrection, by Andrea Mantegna, 15th Century. The LouvreBy Meredith J C Warren, University of Sheffield Warning: this article contains spoilers for those not up to date with Game of Thrones series six. Events in HBO’s Game of Thrones...
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 1, 2016

Britain Should Stop Trying To Pretend That Its Empire Was Benevolent

The defence of Rorke’s Drift. Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de NeuvilleBy Alan Lester, University of Sussex The recent debacle of David Cameron’s filmed condemnation of Nigerian and Afghan corruption and the Queen’s remark on Chinese offic...
by LoupDargent.info on May 14, 2016

Brexiters Need To Stop Scaremongering About Turkey Joining The EU

Esin, CC BY-NC-SABy David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast and Erhan İçener, Bursa Orhangazi University The anti-immigration rhetoric of the Leave campaign in the Brexit debate has brought to the fore the question of further enlar...
by LoupDargent.info on May 10, 2016

Antisemitism Row: Why Animosity On The Labour Left Still Runs So Deep

The hard left has a knack for getting itself in a tight spot. Anthony Devlin/PABy Eric Shaw, University of Stirling Once again, old wounds in the Labour Party have been ripped open. This time, former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been...
by LoupDargent.info on May 4, 2016

What #Brexit Would Mean For Relations Between India And The UK

Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPABy Paul James Cardwell, University of Sheffield and Navajyoti Samanta, University of Sheffield Much of the debate about Britain’s impending referendum on membership of the European Union so far has focused on external...
by LoupDargent.info on May 2, 2016

Labour Antisemitism Row: There Was Nothing Zionist About Hitler’s Plans For The Jews

ShutterstockBy Rainer Schulze, University of Essex When the former London mayor Ken Livingstone said in an interview that Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”, he was quickly suspen...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 29, 2016

The Red Woman: The History Behind Game Of Thrones' Mysterious Mystic

Helen Sloan / HBOBy Marta Cobb, University of Leeds Every Game of Thrones season premiere needs its shock reveal – and season six is no different. As the name of the episode – The Red Woman – hints, this one pertains to red priestess Mel...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 26, 2016

Embracing The 'Silent Majority' – Donald Trump Brings Back The Worst Of 1960s America

Nixon would have baulked at some of Trump’s tactics. Wikimedia CommonsBy Randall Stephens, Northumbria University, Newcastle Violence flared up again at a “New York Values” Donald Trump rally on April 10, as backers of the Republica...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 23, 2016

Zut Alors, Jeremy Paxman! French Isn't A 'Useless' Language

By Emmanuelle Labeau, Aston University Presenter Jeremy Paxman recently hailed the victory of English “in the battle of global tongues” in an article for the Financial Times in which he also claimed that French was “useless” and “bad...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 19, 2016

What 17th-Century Politics Can Teach Us About The Brexit Debate

Charles I attempts to arrest five members of Parliament in 1642. (Charles West Cope/Wikimedia Commons)By Philippa Byrne, University of Oxford If you heard someone claim that a powerful and unaccountable institution was trying to take control of...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 16, 2016

The Commonwealth Is Not An Alternative To The EU For Britain

Rose tinted. Eric Fischer, CC BY-SABy Andrew Dilley, University of Aberdeen A key question in the debate about Britain’s future in Europe concerns the alternative global economic connections available to the UK. The North American...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 11, 2016

New Book Addresses Question: Joan of Arc, Lesbian or Transgender?

Joan of Arc: Her Trial Transcripts, by Emilia P. Sanguinetti (PRNewsFoto/Little Flower Publishing)Pope Francis will release this week his long-awaited document on Catholic Church teaching related to the 2014-2015 Bishops' Synod on the Family. Th...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 4, 2016

Desert Hearts: The 1986 Film About Lesbian Awakening That Gives Carol A Run For Its Money

BFI Flare: London LGBT Film FestivalBy Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, UCL It’s 1959, and Vivian, an immaculately manicured and tightly controlled English literature professor from Columbia University, is arriving in Reno, Nevada, to stay on...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 4, 2016

UK: Why The Living Wage Won’t Compensate For Tax Credit Cuts

Will government cuts to tax credits hit Britain’s poorest the hardest? (Becky Stares/shutterstock)By Chris Grover, Lancaster University Wage poverty is endemic in Britain because wages are thought of as a price for a job, rather than as a me...
by LoupDargent.info on Apr 2, 2016


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