Tags » Historical Perspective

16 March 1968- Senator Robert Francis Kennedy Announces His Candidacy for the Democratic Presidential Nomination

Background to the 1968 Presidential Race

1968 began as a tumultuous year. On 21 January North Vietnam launched an assault on the key Marine base at Khe Sanh. 691 more words

Historical Perspective

15 March 1917-The Romanov Dynasty Comes To An End

How did it come to this?

By the beginning of 1917 the Russian Empire had been a participant of World War I for three years. While the same could be said of the British Empire and of France, those countries hadn’t suffered the brutality of war like Russia. 851 more words

Historical Perspective

Steven Chu's Juvenile Score Keeping

When someone’s won a Nobel Prize, who cares how long they served in Cabinet?

In 1997, Steven Chu and two colleagues won a Nobel Prize in physics… 717 more words

Activist Scientists

Conclusion from "A Comprehensive Analysis of How Governments Use Words to Inspire Genocide"

Most people who have heard the term genocide don’t really understand what it means.  Intellectually, they’ll probably be able to tell you the definition that you could find in a dictionary.   651 more words

Genocide Awareness

Science and the Issue of Trust

Many messages emanating from the world of science are entirely bogus.

After eight years in which my focus has been mostly on climate matters, I’ve lately pulled back the lens to take another look at science’s bigger picture. 397 more words

Ethical & Philosophical

The Ethics of Punching Nazis

So, I’m still seeing a bunch of people debating the ethics of punching Nazis. Now you’re all entitled to your opinions, and no one is saying that you… 1,138 more words

Genocide Awareness

But Do They Have A Football Team?

Much has been written and discussed lately concerning the Electoral College.  Some argue that it is an anachronism that outlived its usefulness.  Others argue that it is integral to the foundation of our republic and must stay in place.   1,397 more words