The Ends of History
The past is always with us - even when governments try to alter or erase it. How does contested history shape our politics and culture?
in this issue:
The Past's Transformative Power
– Zheng Wang
The politics of historical memory determine China’s present. Will they set the course for its future?
Reversing a Bloody Legacy
– Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Belgium plundered the Congo for more than seven decades. The pernicious effects of that colonial rule have lingered long after independence was won in 1960.
– Jonathan Holloway and Richard Byrne
How much damage did Woodrow Wilson wreak on racial equality in the U.S.? Historian Jonathan Holloway assesses the 28th President's vexed legacy in government and academia.
– Madeleine Wattenbarger
Relatives of Mexican citizens who vanished at the hands of the military in the 1970s still seek answers in a climate of renewed disappearances.