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German and US Conservatives have Little In Common

While across the US the German election has been depicted in the mainstream media as a defeat for the ruling Conservative (Christian Democrat) Party, the reality of conservatism in Germany — and most of Europe — is that it bears little resemblence to what it means to Americans.

Canada General Election 2021

Prime minister Justin Trudeau, after just two years of minority government, has called an election with the shortest campaign period that the law allows. He wants …



The chasm between your icons and what you probably don’t know about them

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What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change — and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it …

Anarchism: Thoughts, Values and Actions

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Anarchist thinkers, their ideas, and the extraordinary story of an often misunderstood strain of radical political thought.

Matthew Adams is an historian of British intellectual history, with a special interest in the development of anarchism as a political tradition.

    Gardens and Politics

    What your garden reveals …