A Nature story to read later about a possible mega drought and the toppling of empires 4,200 years ago: Did a mega drought topple empires 4,200 years ago? (nature.com).
Category Archives: History
Mission to sabotage heavy water plant during World War II
This is about the tough, daring mission to blow up a heavy water plant in Norway during World War II and sabotage the Nazi Germany atomic bomb program: Inside the Daring Mission That Thwarted a Nazi Atomic Bomb (nationalgeographic.com).
(From PBS) Race: The power of an illusion
I have started reading the transcript of this episode from PBS titled “Race–The Power of an Illusion (Episode 2: The Story We Tell).” I have to come back later to finish it.
Washington Post column, video about critical race theory
Here is a column by Karen Attiah of The Washington Post about two people resisting the critical race theory backlash in Oklahoma: Opinion | Two voices of resistance to the critical race theory backlash in Oklahoma – The Washington Post.
Here is a video by The Washington Post about critical race theory that includes two of the scholars. There has been a lack of interviews with actual scholars of critical race theory in most or all of the news stories and press releases I have seen, so it’s nice to hear from those who actually study critical race theory: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/critical-race-theory-explaining-the-truth-behind-the-rhetoric/2021/07/12/054fdeb9-6384-4a82-8335-197620f9b3da_video.html.