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Who are you in 1917 Russia?
New version of the Political Compass!
History  politics  Russia 
4 weeks ago by nwlinks
Edward and Catherine Despard
The Anglo-Irish rebel and his Jamaican wife.
race  History  ireland 
may 2017 by nwlinks
Archive footage of Marcel Proust?
On the right, coming downstairs in a grey suit.
films  literature  history  proust 
february 2017 by nwlinks
Second Best
An Isaac Asimov short story about presidential elections.
uspolitics  history 
november 2016 by nwlinks
Will This Be a Four-Party Election?
Probably not, but this is a good historical perspective.
uspolitics  history 
september 2016 by nwlinks
A Split-Screen Tour of Los Angeles, Seventy Years Ago and Today
Fascinating. I think I saw *one* building that had not changed.
usa  history  films 
july 2016 by nwlinks
What really happened on Thanksgiving
Fascinating, and not what kids are taught!
uspolitics  history 
november 2015 by nwlinks
Obituary: Professor John Bossy
An old friend, lost on 23 October.
death  history 
november 2015 by nwlinks
All hail the commodification of Halloween
How business created an American "tradition".
october 2015 by nwlinks
Crusader Chic
Fashion and medieval geopolitics.
fashion  history 
october 2015 by nwlinks
Where do languages go to die?
Decline of a Lingua Franca: The Story of Aramaic
languages  linguistics  history 
september 2015 by nwlinks
The Fallen of World War II
Incredible visualisation of war and peace. More on http://www.fallen.io/ww2/
war  history 
september 2015 by nwlinks
How did we get here?
A history of migration in Britain. (Thanks, @quarsan!)
ukpolitics  migration  history 
september 2015 by nwlinks
Jacques-François-Xavier de Whyte - Assassin's Creed Wiki
A distant historical relative appears in a recent videogame.
history  genealogy  games 
august 2015 by nwlinks
The Mass Murderer on Your $20
Andrew Jackson's record and legacy.
usa  history 
february 2015 by nwlinks
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s memoir Pioneer Girl
The fact behind the fiction. (And shivers down the spine.)
usa  history 
november 2014 by nwlinks
Motor Directory for County Dublin 1911-12
The 763 registered cars in Dublin, and their owners.
ireland  history 
october 2014 by nwlinks
Celtic Scotland's dead and gone. It's with Domnall Bán in the grave
To Ireland, I; our separated fortune Shall keep us both the safer...
ireland  scotland  history 
august 2014 by nwlinks
WWII Films
Did WW2 last longer than the films about it?
films  history 
june 2014 by nwlinks
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