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Writing a History of Ignorance

Writing a History of Ignorance

Peter Burke— Since the 1990s, a new kind of history has been flourishing: the history of knowledge—or better, the history of different kinds of knowledge, knowledges in the plural. Turning… READ MORE

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

Marci Shore— The Sky Turns Black from Smoke Close to midnight on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, twenty-one-year-old Misha Martynenko, reeking of smoke, returned to the Kiev apartment he shared with… READ MORE

Who Can Possess Political Truth?

Who Can Possess Political Truth?

Robert D. Kaplan— Tiresias, the old, blind seer, the prophet who knows better than anyone else the will of the gods, is a recurring character in Greek mythology. “Mine is… READ MORE

Ep. 126 — Do States Act Rationally?

Ep. 126 — Do States Act Rationally?

In this episode of the Yale University Press Podcast, we talk with John J. Mearsheimer and Sebastian Rosato about How States Think: The Rationality of Foreign Policy. Starting with a… READ MORE

Migration and the End of Empire

Migration and the End of Empire

Peter Heather — However you line up the different factors involved, there’s no doubt that immigration played a major role in the unraveling of the western half of the Roman… READ MORE

The Calamity of an “Idea”

The Calamity of an “Idea”

Nelly Lahoud— Within less than two years of conceiving the idea, Usama put it into action. On September 11, 2001, and on Usama’s orders, nineteen terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes,… READ MORE

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