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Inside The Alt-Right: An Explainer

Inside The Alt-Right: An Explainer

The alt-right has come from nowhere to reshape Western politics. Who are these people, what do they want, and where do they want to take the U.S.?
The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps

The Dark Secret of America’s WWII German Death Camps

At the end of World War II, the U.S. opened camps of its own, where perhaps a million German prisoners died in secret.
Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

Devastating Civil Wars That Make America’s Look Tiny

The United States invaded Russia, Germany tore itself apart over religion, and hunger became a weapon in Africa. These domestic conflicts render America's Civil War puny by comparison.
How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

The welfare state gets a lot of criticism, but what seldom comes up is how things used to be before programs like SNAP and Section 8 came along.
How American Eugenics Programs Inspired The Nazis

How American Eugenics Programs Inspired The Nazis

"There is today one state in which at least weak beginnings toward a better conception are noticeable. Of course, it is not our model German Republic, but the American Union." – Adolf Hitler
Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

Inside Japan’s World War II-Era Reign Of Terror

During World War II, Japan fought with such brutality that even today Japanese scholars and diplomats have a hard time admitting these atrocities actually happened.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dark Side

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dark Side

Half a century after his death, Martin Luther King Jr. remains a hero to millions of people. But with every hero comes a dark side.
Julian Assange: What You Didn’t Know About The Controversial WikiLeaks Founder

Julian Assange: What You Didn’t Know About The Controversial WikiLeaks Founder

Julian Assange has blasted a hole in American politics by spilling some pretty dirty secrets. Now, he's stuck inside the Ecuadorian embassy, avoiding a likely prison sentence. What do we know about this man, and will he ever be free?
Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

Was Rasputin Actually The Sanest Man In Pre-Revolution Russia?

In the final days of pre-revolution Russia, the "Mad Monk" Rasputin was arguably one of the most powerful people attached to the court. But what do we really know about the man himself?
The Life Of Assata Shakur, The First Woman On The FBI’s Most Wanted List

The Life Of Assata Shakur, The First Woman On The FBI’s Most Wanted List

Assata Shakur made headlines in 1973 when she killed a New Jersey State Trooper, and again when she escaped and fled to Cuba. But who was she, and what was it all about?
Australia’s Centuries-Long Genocide Against Aboriginal People

Australia’s Centuries-Long Genocide Against Aboriginal People

For nearly two centuries, Australia pursued deliberate policies of extermination against the native people that have left scars visible to this day.