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Brotherly War?

Nataliia Kovalchuk, 25 July 2022

What are the ideological roots of the Russian war against Ukraine? More broadly, to what extent is Russia's policy ideologically motivated?

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The Utopian Library

Bill Bell, 09 February 2022

“I happened to carry a great many books with me instead of merchandise when I sailed my fourth voyage”, reports Raphael Hythloday, “for I was so far from thinking of soon coming back that I thought never to return at all and I gave them all my books”. Thus, as he set out to describe his foundational utopia in 1516, Thomas More imagined a library.

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Chile in the Midst of Social Explosion, Hunger, and Constitutional Reforms

Claudio Llanos Reyes, 26 October 2021

Millions of people marched in almost every city in Chile in October and November 2019 to demand a new constitution. The speed with which these events occurred, as well as the nature of the political discussions, caused a schism in a country that had been regarded for many years as a model of good economic management, social stability, and foreign investment security. The slogan "It's not about 30 pesos; it's about 30 years!" called into question the conventional wisdom regarding economic growth and social development. What are some of the historical factors that explain such a dramatic shift?

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Confinement II

Helga Meise, 30 November 2020

Ces temps-ci,
le reconfinement qui me fait penser à la comédie « Groundhog Day » / « Un jour sans fin »,
les déplacements ne sont autorisés que dans un rayon d’un kilomètre du domicile, et
limités à une heure par jour,

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Civil War in Brunswick, Maine

Michael C. Kimmage, 12 November 2020

Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in Brunswick, Maine from 1850 to 1852. It was and is a small town in coastal Maine, home to Bowdoin College, where Stowe’s husband was briefly a professor of theology. Harriet Beecher Stowe was not then famous. Neither was her husband.

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