Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

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Compassionate Capitalism and the Birth of “Fair Trade”

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Three decades ago this month the modern "Fair Trade" movement was born -- by a company that took inspiration from an 1860 novel of colonial exploitation.
The Truth Prevails

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The Truth Prevails

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A hundred years ago this month, a small nation in Central Europe spoke up -- and changed the world.
Hunting the Primal Spark

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Hunting the Primal Spark

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Ten years ago this month, scientists got a new tool for examining the fabric of reality....
Nightfall in Memphis

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Nightfall in Memphis

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On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, writers consider the shattering impact of his death, and the mission still unfinished.
“Remember the Maine!”

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“Remember the Maine!”

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A hundred and twenty years ago, the explosion of a Navy battleship kicked off an aggressive new era in U.S. foreign policy.
The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

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The Modern Prometheus Turns 200

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This year, Mary Shelley's gothic masterpiece -- and the anxieties it embodied -- celebrates is bicentennial....
The Charge to Protect

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The Charge to Protect

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In December 1970, the U.S. government took on a new responsibility: the environment. Has that sense of stewardship remained?
A Failure of Vision

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A Failure of Vision

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Seventy-six years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the debate still rages over how prepared American forces could have been -- and what we can learn from their mistakes.
The Common Ether

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The Common Ether

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Fifty years ago this month, public broadcasting became part of the American media economy....
“Without Extinction is Liberty”

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“Without Extinction is Liberty”

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2017 marks the centennial of one of the most significant civil protests in U.S. history, Alice Paul's "Silent Sentinels."
Leaving Walden

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Leaving Walden

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"I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there," wrote Henry David Thoreau.
The Invention of Doomsday

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The Invention of Doomsday

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This week in 1957, a Soviet launch announced that the era of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile had begun.