Side profiles of Communist leaders

Anthropology: History and Philosophy of the Communist Manifesto

Origins of the Manifesto and Communist Ideology Karl Marx (1818-83) and Friedrich Engels (1820-95) wrote The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848) to trace the history of human progress.  They believed that the transition from capitalism to communism would mark … Continue reading Anthropology: History and Philosophy of the Communist Manifesto

Part of the Arab Spring fallout has been the mass surges of migrants fleeing civil unrest, violence, and a lack of basic resources. The plight of millions of displaces peoples and refugees is a tragedy that needs to be mitigated. Unfortunately, many migrants are being refused access to certain countries and many more have died making the precarious travel from their home countries to European coastal regions.

Anthropology: The Divergent Outcomes to the Arab Spring in Libya and Algeria

What was the Arab Spring in Libya and Algeria? The 2011 Arab Spring is often referred to as a pivotal turning point toward democratization in North Africa, but the movement did not lead to a successful democratic transition in Libya—where … Continue reading Anthropology: The Divergent Outcomes to the Arab Spring in Libya and Algeria

Roy Rappaport and the Tsembaga Maring.

Anthropology: Traditional Ecological Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Studies, and their Convergences

What are TEK and SK? Environmental studies in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and even in the applied sciences are beginning to combine TEK (Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Indigenous Peoples) and SK (Scientific Knowledge).  Since the Enlightenment in Europe in … Continue reading Anthropology: Traditional Ecological Indigenous Knowledge, Scientific Studies, and their Convergences

A view of Naples from a terrace.

Travel Guide: Discover the Beauty of Naples through Culinary Delicacies, Architecture, and Southern Flare

Naples is a major Italian city located in the South of the country, in the Province of Caserta.  While it has long been considered a dangerous city, rife with black market activities, theft, and poverty, Naples has a number of … Continue reading Travel Guide: Discover the Beauty of Naples through Culinary Delicacies, Architecture, and Southern Flare

Part of the crew of the Manhattan Project. 

Building of the First Atomic Bomb During World War II

History of Studying Radioactive and Atomic Energy The first significant studies of atomic radioactivity emerged during what Lawrence Badash refers to in Rutherford and Boltwood: Letters on Radioactivity (1969) as the scientific revolution of the 1980s that “changed the face … Continue reading Building of the First Atomic Bomb During World War II

A Review of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Adam Hochschild’s Take on the Story of the Congolese Conquest King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Mariner Books 1999) by Adam Hochschild details the ways in which King Leopold II of Belgium established … Continue reading A Review of King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa