Polybius on writing history

May 1, 2019 by

The people who created the present American system of self-government were all knowledgeable of Roman history, using many of its lessons in structuring the modern republic. Today as history repeats itself, we are left without the wisdom of those whose system we continue to pantomime.

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Kings, Despots, Dictators, Cit...

Jul 8, 2018 by

[Translate] By Josh Stephens   COMMONEDGE.ORG I sometimes travel furiously and write slowly.   I began this piece ten years ago in...

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AMERICA — AND WESTERN CI...

May 27, 2017 by

[Translate]  by WashingtonsBlog The Constitution, Magna Carta and Democracy Itself Are Based on the Idea that – Without Checks and...

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THE LANDSCAPES OF PRE-INDUSTRI...

May 18, 2017 by

[Translate] The Dirt Contributor LiDAR-generated hillshade showing terracing, household remains and field boundaries in present-day...

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CHOMSKY: WHY TRUMP IS PUSHING ...

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[Translate] Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the future at the University of Arizona. By David Gibbs / AlterNet...

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A MESSAGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY

Feb 14, 2017 by

[Translate] “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” With these words Dickens began his famous novel A Tale of Two...

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THE TROUBLING REASON THE ELECT...

Nov 11, 2016 by

[Translate] History politics Akhil Reed Amar  TIME.COM   Getty Images The Signing of the Constitution of the United States, with...

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WHAT ARCHITECTURE HAS IN COMMO...

Oct 9, 2016 by

[Translate] Opinion By Duo Dickinson  COMMON EDGE.ORG The 21st century has not been kind to either architecture or organized...

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THE LAST TIME SUMMER WAS THIS ...

Sep 25, 2016 by

[Translate]   By Juan Cole / Informed Comment  @ TRUTHDIG Summer of 2016 was not only hotter than any summer on record, i.e. since...

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Michael Kimmelman on the Chall...

Sep 11, 2016 by

[Translate] By Martin C. Pedersen  COMMON EDGE.ORG When Michael Kimmelman was named architecture critic of the New York Times, he was...

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More Thoughts on Jane Jacobs f...

Aug 27, 2016 by

[Translate] Opinion By Roberta Brandes Gratz   COMMON EDGE.ORG It was refreshing to read Martin C. Pedersen’s 10 Lessons Learned from...

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How Brandcentric Architecture ...

Jul 17, 2016 by

[Translate] By Ben Willis In 2013, an online game called Geoguessr caught fire across the social media landscape.  The user is placed...

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THE OTHER LONDON UNDERGROUND: ...

Jun 12, 2016 by

[Translate] By Diane Roberts THE WASHINGTON POST The Temple Church, a star of “The Da Vinci Code,” features sumptuous stained glass....

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THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY, A D...

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[Translate] Point of View Vanessa Quirk  METROPOLIS MAGAZINE “Part of war and conflict has always been the collateral damage....

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CLIMATE CHANGE HELPED TRIGGER ...

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[Translate]   By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network  VIA TRUTHDIG   A temple site at the ancient city of Angkor overrun by jungle....

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DID MAYAN DEFORESTATION CHANGE...

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[Translate] Shutterstock By Clayton Aldern   GRIST The pre-Columbian Mayans are known for many things: El Castillo at Chichen Itza,...

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ISLAMIC STATE’S DANGEROU...

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[Translate]   By Aram Sinnreich   TRUTHDIG   Ruins in the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, before the country was plunged into civil...

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THE CHICAGO BUNGALOW

Jul 28, 2015 by

[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture In the early part of the 20th Century, the United States experienced a surge...

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FROM OPIUM WARS TO DARWIN̵...

Jul 27, 2015 by

[Translate] History has shown us time and time again that we are only human. By Eduardo Galeano   THE NATION 1886 Map of the British...

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HUMANS ARE UNPRECEDENTED IN EA...

Jul 6, 2015 by

[Translate] Shutterstock By Suzanne Jacobs   GRIST There’s no doubt that a) humans have messed up the planet big time and b) our...

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INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL: 13 F...

Jul 5, 2015 by

[Translate] by Richard Riis DAILY KOS 1. Conservatives opposed the Founding Fathers, the American Revolution and a lot of other...

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How fossil fuel burning nearly...

May 27, 2015 by

[Translate]  George Monbiot   THE GUARDIAN New evidence shows that catastrophic climate change probably destroyed 96% of species at...

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RADICAL HISTORIES: THE FIGHT F...

May 24, 2015 by

[Translate] Radical Histories: The Fight for a Sustainable Future From the campaign to conserve hunting lands in the 19th century to...

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THE OTHER TRUTH

Mar 5, 2015 by

[Translate] As the celebrations memorializing the fall of the Berlin Wall have quieted, case we should reflect on the versions of...

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It’s worse than Scott Walker a...

Mar 1, 2015 by

[Translate] The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That’s why their decades-long strategy is to lie Heather...

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WHY DO SO MANY YOUNG AMERICANS...

Feb 13, 2015 by

[Translate] History by Katie Rose Quandt BILL MOYERS.COM Since the end of December, advice 114 people from seven states have been...

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WITH FRACKING THREATENING ITS ...

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[Translate] Alice Ollstein  CLIMATE PROGRESS its founding as a Native American trading village, prostate Abita Springs has staked its...

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Full Show: The New Robber Baro...

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[Translate]     What happened in Washington over the past several days sounds strikingly familiar to the First Gilded Age more than a...

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NASA CO2 Animation Recalls 185...

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[Translate]   By Andrew C. Revkin   NYTDOT A new NASA visualization shows how heat-trapping carbon dioxide from human sources mixes...

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