Stories about History from November, 2016
In the Hands of the Azerbaijan Government, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial
"Leyla Aliyeva, daughter of President Ilham Aliyev, was the executive producer of the film, which cost a reported $20 million to make."
Exit Castro: The Caribbean Says Goodbye to the Force Behind the Cuban Revolution
"To all the other Caribbean government heads, please take a page from his book. One of the good pages."
‘History Will Absolve Me': Fidel Castro Dies at 90
Fidel is a figure of legend, arguably as much for those who revere him as for those who reject his legitimacy as a leader.
1990s Japan Is Alive Online Thanks to One Man
Lyle Hiroshi Saxon's massive Web presence provides a fascinating glimpse into life in Japan during the 1990s.
#NotMyPrince Hashtag Uses Prince Harry's Upcoming Caribbean Visit to Resist ‘Colonisation of the Mind’
"Why is it necessary for the Crown to have any symbolic, ceremonial or constitutional role in the 21st century Caribbean?"
Argentina’s Changing History, as Seen Through 100 Years of Beauty Ideals
"[The] video is also about the way in which Argentinian women have used their beauty to look towards the future as well as to remember the past."
This Museum in a Protest Camp Documents the Struggles of Lumad Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines
"This museum is unlike modern or academic museums that tend to treat indigenous images and things merely as pretty relics for display,"
Jamaica Plans to Give a Historical Pardon to National Heroes and Freedom Fighters
Jamaicans applaud draft legislation aimed at expunging the criminal records of freedom fighters and other national heroes, saying the move is long overdue.
A Japanese Idol Group’s Nazi-Like Costumes Highlight the ‘Fundamental Problem’ of Historical Ignorance
Keyakizaka46's Halloween costumes were regarded as "cute" at first. But some people noticed they looked like Nazi uniforms. Was the apology genuine—or enough?
A Man's Haunting Tale of Escape After the Vietnam War
Many believe that war-torn countries are inhabited by the spirits of those whose lives were lost. Among those who died were refugees who escaped the country by boat.