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Mao’s Great Famine

45,000,000 dead in four years. That’s Frank Dikötter’s estimate of the devastation wrought by Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” beginning in 1958. The figures can be found in his recent book Mao’s Great Famine. In addition to the death toll, Dikötter … Continue reading

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Why is History so Dangerous?

You’d think that events that occurred thousands of years ago wouldn’t be that relevant or threatening to current governments and their policies, right? Au contraire! One of the benefits of developing an awareness of and sensitivity to history is that … Continue reading

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