• Harry Blutstein is an adjunct professor at RMIT University, writer and freelance journalist who writes on an eclectic range of topics that cover globalization. He has just completed his history of postwar globalization "The Ascent of Globalization".

Category Archives: History

Franz Ferdinand assassination
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Franz Ferdinand assassination

How Franz Ferdinand’s assassination triggered the First World War.

Predicting the future
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Predicting the future

In 1900 John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. made predictions for the year 2000, with amazing accuracy. Read his predictions here.

The first casualty of war
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The first casualty of war

In 2014 it will be the 100th anniversary of World War One, which is a good time to reflect how well the truth is served by journalists.

The case for Europe
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The case for Europe

History makes a strong case for a united Europe.

What the British Could Learn from the Inquisition
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What the British Could Learn from the Inquisition

British ex gratia payment to Sami al-Saadi,, after he was abducted and put in the hands of Gaddafi’s torturers, is hush money.

Happy Birthday Tom Paine
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Happy Birthday Tom Paine

It is Tom Paine’s birthday today, and it worth celebrating the man of uncommon common sense, who wrote “My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”

Django unchained?
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Django unchained?

It may be reinvented history, but ‘Django Unchained’ perpetuates dangerous myths about black history.

Apocalypse Today
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Apocalypse Today

Apocalypse myths show our fear of the world as we know it, and for us who survive the December 21, 2012 …

Safe Passage for Assange
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Safe Passage for Assange

The UK government are hypocrites when it comes to granting safe passage for alleged wrong-doers, as recent history shows.

Greeks Bearing Costly Gifts
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Greeks Bearing Costly Gifts

The mistakes of the Latin Monetary Union, created in 1868, have been repeated by the eurozone.

Born to Rule
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Born to Rule

The US constitution clause that says that only naturally born citizens can become US president was originally inserted by Alexander Hamilton’s enemies to prevent him becoming president.

The Ignoble History of Lobbying
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The Ignoble History of Lobbying

Lobbying has been around as long as there have been politicians.

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