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Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”
Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”

Well. Twitter seems to be in a bit of a state. That’s not new. But this week’s debate is over whether neoliberalism is really a

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2006 – Pluto

24 August 2006 – Prague Two and two is four. Apples fall when you drop them. The Battle of Hastings was in 1066. And there

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1999 – The Columbine High School Massacre

20 April 1999 – Columbine Last week, it was fortunate coincidence that I had planned to write about Google the weekend after getting back from

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1991 – The Croatian War of Independence
1991 – The Croatian War of Independence

1 March 1991 – Pakrac An old professor of mine during my third year as an undergraduate ran a course on Eastern European history. I

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1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November 1989 – Berlin Mauerfall1 is one of two iconic events in my lifetime that might be said to mark the “end” of the

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What is history?
What is history?

E.H. Carr covered this a while back. So there’s no need for an extended essay. However, The Internet linked me to an interesting piece in

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Dominic Sandbrook and questionable history – the sixties and the Daily Mail

Reading the Daily Mail can, obviously, be bad for one’s health. But recently I was directed to a piece by a Conservative-supporting Facebook friend of

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Niall Ferguson’s Civilization – A Review

Just before Christmas I picked up a copy of Niall Feguson’s latest book and TV series1 Civilization: The Six Killer Apps of Western Power.2 I

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Progress
Progress

See also: modern (modernity) In history, progress is the belief that a sequence of events leads to a particular thing becoming better. For example, we

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Modern (Modernity)
Modern (Modernity)

Modernity is defined by some (but not necessarily all) of the following: the rise of the “nation state” the accumulation of capital rather than subsistence

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