The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act generated much controversy when introduced. Senator Joseph Biden defended it with certain arguments. Violent crime he stated was too much of a problem to be ignored . The motivations for this bill emerged out of the paranoia from the Los Angeles riots in 1992. The fear of […]Read more "Senator Joseph Biden Defends The Crime Bill (1994)"
There was a time when Donald Trump would make appearances on CNN. The video clip shows him being interviewed by Larry King. This was during the 1988 Republican Convention in which George H.W. Bush accepted the nomination. It was Reagan era supply side economics which allowed a mass wealth gap to emerge in America. Donald […]Read more "Donald Trump Interview During The 1988 Republican National Convention"
Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement took power in 1986. Museveni had been resisting the Ugandan government as far back as the Idi Amin regime. Both Milton Obote and Idi Amin’s governments caused grievances , that resulted in armed conflict. The Ugandan Bush War began in 1981 when Obote wanted to eliminate the National […]Read more "Yoweri Museveni and National Resistance Army Speak About The Political Conditions in Uganda (1986)"
Universal Pictures during the 1930s became a major producer of horror films. Dracula remains a classic horror movie, which has become immortalized in the pop culture consciousness. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, Bela Lugosi’s version of the character became popular with movie goers. Merchandise to this day features Count Dracula including shirts, Halloween […]Read more "Universal Pictures’ Dracula Trailer (1931)"
There were visitors to the Americas before Christopher Columbus. The Amerindian peoples of the Americas were the fist to discover and settle North and South America. Ivan Van Sertima (1935-2009) makes the argument that Africans also made the journey across the Atlantic Ocean making contact. The Cape Verde islands could have been a launching point […]Read more "Ivan Van Sertima They Came Before Columbus Lecture"
Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German printmaker and painter of the Renaissance era. Cranach also produced woodcuts and engravings on multiple subjects. While he was known for his portraits of princes, emperors, dukes, and duchesses other subjects Cranach’s work explored. Horror stories and folklore are as old as civilization itself. Cranach’s woodcut depicts a […]Read more "Werewolf Attack Woodcut By Lucas Cranach The Elder (1512)"
During the presidential election of 1992, Hillary Clinton returned to Park Ridge, Chicago. This is where she grew up. Speaking on behalf of her husband’s presidential bid, she revealed some interesting information. Hillary Clinton’s roots were conservative. She states in the video ” I was a Goldwater girl.” This represents how the New Democrat ideology […]Read more "Hillary Clinton Speaks At Park Ridge Chicago (1992)"
The illustration depicts warriors of Kanem-Bornu. It shows a chief on horse back and it appears he inspecting the troops. The force is armed with shields and long spears. The Kanem-Bornu empire at its height contained territory from Chad, Nigeria, Libya, Niger, and Cameroon. Having dedicated warriors made this expansion possible. The illustration comes from […]Read more "Kanem-Bornu Warriors Illustration From Travels and Discoveries (1857)"
Simone de Beauvoir was one of the most prominent existentialist philosophers of the 20th century. This interview from 1959 she explains existentialism and other political topics. The existentialist philosophy by simple definition is an individual defined by action, freedom, and choice. The meaning of existence from the existentialist view is defined by a person, not […]Read more "Simone de Beauvoir Interview (1959)"
President Mohammad Najibullah gives a speech to Afghan representatives in a video from 1989. These were the leaders of Kabul province. Under Najibullah’s presidency the Soviet Union began it withdraw from the country. The Soviet Union provided aid to Najibullah’s government, while the US and Pakistan continued to arm mujahidden forces between 1989 and 1992. […]Read more "Mohammad Najibullah Speaks To Afghan Representatives (1989)"