Posts Tagged ‘History

Why does the white man have so much cargo?

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Jared Diamond began his quest to discover the roots of inequality when an acquaintance, native to Papua New Guinea, asked why the white men had so much more “cargo” than the people of Papua New Guinea.  The theories that arose out of his study were published in the book “Guns, Germs and Steel”.

National Geographic did a documentary series based on Jared Diamonds book, which explores Diamond’s conclusions on why some civilizations have historically enjoyed tremendous prosperity and development while others languished.  The three part series is an intriguing study of Diamonds exploration – well worth watching.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


Thanksgiving Without the History, please?

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There is much mud and glory in the history of any nation, but when it comes to the history of Thanksgiving in America it is pretty muddy.  Mark Athony Rolo writes an article in The Progressive that is rarely told on Thanksgiving, but one that we should remember.  In our rememberance, we should start to consider how we can better redeem this holiday in light of the history.

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November 27, 2008 at 5:00 am

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