This is a British news clip from Eco describing Muammar Qaddafi and his activities in regards to national liberation movements. The beginning of the excerpt shows Qaddafi meeting with Somalian leader Siad Barre. The film claims both are fanatics and even goes as far as to say “the man has turned the benefit of vast […]Read more "Libya, Oil, and Muammar Qaddafi (1972)"
The Mauryan Empire was one of India’s greatest ancient states. The significance of this empire was that it extended from Bengal to the Hindu Kush. For the first time the lands of northern India were united. This marked a turning point in Indian history. This was its first imperial unification.The Mauryan Empire owes it birth […]Read more "The Mauryan Empire (321 -185 B.C.E)"
Carl Jung was being interviewed in this BBC production in 1959. Here he describes his upbringing, education, and why he chose to follow the path of psychology. Carl Jung would go onto be one of the developers of analytical psychology. The Swiss psychoanalyst and psychiatrist had an impact on literature, religious studies, anthropology, and archaeology. […]Read more "Carl Jung BBC Interview (1959)"
President John F. Kennedy wanted to have friendly relations with emerging African nations. This was a period of anti-colonial independence movements and Cold War tensions were increasing to new heights. Kennedy’s African foreign policy may not have been completely altruistic. The Soviet Union was becoming a popular sponsor and ally to newly independent nations in […]Read more "President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks of Welcome to President Nkrumah of Ghana (1961)"