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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.
Why Americans Don’t Actually Get To Vote For President

Why Americans Don’t Actually Get To Vote For President

Almost nothing in American politics is weirder than the Electoral College. And in the 2016 election, it might be the cause of violent upheaval.
5 Famous “Revolutionaries” That Were Anything But

5 Famous “Revolutionaries” That Were Anything But

Some of history's most fiery "revolutionaries" were anything but, and some of them even seem to have been working the opposing side.
Why Is El Salvador The Murder Capital Of The World?

Why Is El Salvador The Murder Capital Of The World?

How did El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, wind up with the highest per capita murder rate on Earth?
18 Fascinating Facts About Muammar Gaddafi

18 Fascinating Facts About Muammar Gaddafi

Get to know one of history's most contentious dictators.