Fashion and Freedom from Suffrage to AOC
by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox
Fashion, freedom, and American independence have been and are still connected to ideas of women’s rights and equality.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
Voting Trump Out Is Not Enough
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The results of the 2020 election show that the Democratic Party will fail unless it is willing to abandon a futile effort to woo Republicans to the center and embrace popular policies that meet the needs of Democratic constituents.
SOURCE: NY Times
The Enduring Power of Anticapitalism in American Politics
by Jamelle Bouie
From Debs to Sanders to Ocasio-Cortez, an ideal persists.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever
by Adam Serwer
"I want to be very clear about what the country saw last night, as an American president incited a chant of “Send her back!” aimed at a Somali-born member of Congress: America has not been here before."
SOURCE: NY Times
Trump’s America Is a ‘White Man’s Country’
by Jamelle Bouie
His racist idea of citizenship is an old one, brought back from the margins of American politics.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
An Open Letter to the Director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
by Omer Bartov, Doris Bergen, Andrea Orzoff, Timothy Snyder, and Anika Walke, et al.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum released a statement on June 24 condemning the use of Holocaust analogies.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. is running concentration camps. Historians are divided on her statement.
The historical origins of the term and how some historians interpreted her statement.
How the Debate Over the Use of the Term ‘Concentration Camp’ was Amicably Resolved in 1998
by Ralph Seliger
How the Japanese-American organizers of a museum exhibit at Ellis Island entitled “America’s Concentration Camps: Remembering the Japanese American Experience” came to an amicable agreement with the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
From "Ghettos" to "Concentration Camps," the Battle over Words
by Daniel B. Schwartz
We can and should learn from the Holocaust to fight against racism and dehumanization, mindful of what they can lead to, but we should avoid comparisons that collapse the distance between the Holocaust and current events and result in the trivialization of the former.
SOURCE: Latino Rebels
Don’t Be Outraged They’re Being Called Concentration Camps. Be Outraged They Exist.
by Eladio Bobadilla
We should call Trump’s detentions centers what they are: concentration camps.
Is Bernie Sanders Actually A Democratic Socialist?
by Michael Sheng
"For the sake of history, please tell your voters what you really believe, and don’t just throw out a label without a precise definition."
SOURCE: New York Magazine
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Like in American History? Historians Weigh In
We asked three experts a simple question: Who does Ocasio-Cortez remind you of most strongly in American political history?
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