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The Origins of the Third World Markets, States and Climate

Essay -very good by The Corner House and the amazing late author and researcher William Blum on the origin of the current geopolitical situation in the past. To understand the disparities of nations today people must understand both the past, and the present.

Arkansas Senator calls slavery "a necessary evil" - showing how the United States is plagued by institutional racism at the highest levels of government

Cotton is trying to whip up a frenzy over a movement to teach our history without glossing over enslavement of millions of Africans who were sold into slavery in Africa and brought to the US in the 17th to 19th centuries. Many died on the journey. Cotton implied that commercial enslavement "was a necessary evil" suggests that enslavement of millions of Americans still is an option, a scary admission about capitalism which should be understood as having contemporary relevance.