Day: 2 March 2022

Google announces moves to censor RT and Sputnik (2017)

Congressional hearings on “extremist content” on the internet were replete with demands for social media companies to take decisive action in censoring “harmful content.” 21 NOVEMBER 2017 HAWKINS…

We Could Use a Shelby Foote Today

One of the greatest American Civil War historians saw nobility in the stars and bars. Photo: Shelby Foote (1916-2005)Credit: Flickr/CreativeCommons/MemphisCVB 29 NOVEMBER 2017 HAWKINS BAY James Porteous 29…

A linguist breaks down the use of the ‘n-word’ in popular culture (2017)

Social media erupted over a video that showed a group of white girls saying the n-word while singing along to “Gold Digger,” the hit by hip-hop mogul Kanye…

Why the Kalahari ‘Bushmen’ are Earth’s most successful civilisation

The Ju/’hoansi people of the Kalahari have always been fiercely egalitarian. They hate inequality or showing off, and shun formal leadership institutions. It’s what made them part of…

Russian oil company says it sent the U.S. its largest ever oil shipment (2017)

Gazprom Neft said nearly 2 million barrels from the Badra oil field in Iraq is on its way to the United States. 20 SEPTEMBER 2017 HAWKINS BAY James…

How Music Spoke to a Divided Nation During Vietnam War

The big networks were hesitant to promote entertainers who were vocally opposed to the war. Popular programs would censor artists who planned to perform protest music. Photo: Music…

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