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It's 2015, and people are still making this argument

The past few weeks have seen major shifts in two important areas of American society: race and sexual orientation. Following the Charleston shooting, an increasing number of leaders such as South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds due to its symbolic association with racism and support for slavery. 1,731 more words


Doom Mongers: the Quiz

Activists have predicted environmental catastrophe for decades. In addition to a poor track record, they share similar arguments, language, and metaphors. 

Concern over climate change needs to be understood in its historical context. 498 more words

Rajendra Pachauri

Girls' Weekend, Nashville, Tennessee

A woman of foreign birth came up to me while I was waiting for the tour bus in Nashville Tennessee. My friends and I were on our long awaited girls’ weekend satisfying two of the cities on our bucket list. 758 more words

Baby Boomers

Historical perspective of Communalism in India

  • Communalism became a political force only after 1937.
  • It’s a modern ideology like nationalism, which emerged in British India along with nationalism.
  • It was not an inevitable product of Indian history though it definitely borrows some elements of the past, like religious diversity.
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General Studies

Catch the City Circle Tram, Even for a Few Stops

The other day I went on a short ride on the City Circle tram – literally only three stops – but later, as I was walking down the street on my way towards the rest of the day, I realised that something about the trip had left a lingering impression on me. 2,916 more words

20th Century History

Getting Serious About Climate

For 15 years, we’ve been scolded and cajoled. As the December climate summit approaches, global warming rhetoric has grown seriously threadbare.

According to a story… 1,060 more words

Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

Home Again

Within three months of Britain’s declaration of war, Walter left his calling in the Lethbridge area and enlisted. He travelled to Regina and on October 23rd, signed up with the… 328 more words

Historical Perspective