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Copenhagen, Climate Change, and History

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Politicians from around the world are meeting this week in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference, in order to discuss global warming and propose policies to combat this social and environmental concern.¬† Because global warming revolves around the concept of change over time, it is a subject to which historians can make a valuable contribution. There are at least… Read more »

Bill Moyer uses Lyndon Johnson’s phone tapes to explore the escalation of American forces in Vietnam.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/rss/media/BMJ-1331.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBill Moyer, a PBS journalist and former aid in Lyndon Johnson’s White House, uses LBJ’s recorded phone calls to explore the history of the escalation of American forces in Vietnam. It is really interesting to hear LBJ struggle with a difficult situation and it is very timely as Barack Obama weighs his options in… Read more »

Discover Canada: Historians respond to Canada’s new citizenship guide

The recent release of the primer for the Canadian citizenship test, Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship, has been met with much praise. Many historians, however, are not so laudatory.