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Stories by Tony Platt
AP / Huntington Library
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
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
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
Beverly Gage’s new book exhumes a nearly forgotten tale of class warfare—call it 9/16.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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
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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