Change the World, Not Yourself, or How Arendt Called Out Thoreau

Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr Ralph David Abernathy, their families, and others leading the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965. It is not often that a neighborhood squabble is remembered as a world-historical event. By Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick / 08.22.2018 Humanities Editor Los Angeles Review of Books It is not often that a neighbourhood squabble[…]

A Modern History of Monarchies in the Middle East

A meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on board the USS Quincy in Egypt’s Great Bitter Lake in the Suez Canal. An overview of the history of monarchy in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and the Emirates. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 08.22.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Saudi Arabia Introduction[…]

Ages of Commerce in Southeast Asian History

A brief critical survey of the development, implications, and limitations of the Age of Commerce paradigm in Southeast Asia. By Dr. David Henley Professor of Contemporary Indonesia Studies Leiden University Introduction Fernand Braudel classically proposed three interlocking historiographic time frames: the ‘history of events’, the history of cycles, and the longue durée or long duration.[…]