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Tony Platt
Tony Platt

Tony Platt, professor emeritus at Sacramento State University, is the author, with Cecilia O’Leary, of “Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg...

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The Dirty History of the Nuremberg Laws

Historical anniversaries are typically an occasion for remembrance, but the content of what and why we remember is always changing—and sometimes a matter of argument.

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 READ MORE


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Tony Platt on Rebecca Skloot’s Life of Henrietta Lacks

The strange and disturbing story of racist medical ethics and the “benevolent deception” practiced on a nearly forgotten woman who inadvertently continues to live posthumously.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Tony Platt on Ishi—the Last of the Yahi

A new book by Douglas Cazaux Sackman gives us new ways of thinking about the last man “uncontaminated” by modernity and explores our continuing nostalgia for the “wilderness.”

Posted on Dec 18, 2009 READ MORE


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Tony Platt on Wall Street Terror Attack

Beverly Gage’s new book exhumes a nearly forgotten tale of class warfare—call it 9/16.

Posted on Mar 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Tony Platt on American Eugenics

Here’s a story, both chilling and inspiring: how prisoners at an Oklahoma prison in the aftermath of the Depression led a struggle to limit the practice of compulsory sterilization.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008 READ MORE


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Tony Platt
Tony Platt

Tony Platt, professor emeritus at Sacramento State University, is the author, with Cecilia O’Leary, of “Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, From Patton’s Trophy to Public Memorial.” His essays have appeared in Monthly Review, Z magazine, Los Angeles Times, Souls, and Social Justice. His blog is at http://GoodToGo.typepad.com.

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