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Riddles, Lies and Lives—Castro, Muhammad Ali, Einstein and Barbie

It was not by Lucifer’s curse or God’s miracle that the new country managed to outlive 10 U.S. presidents, their napkins spread in their laps, ready to eat it with knife and fork. His enemies do not say that in spite of sorrow, external aggression and internal high-handedness, the distressed island spawned the least unjust society in Latin America.

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Ancient Fish Was First Animal to Have Two Nostrils

Scientists showed the step-by-step evolution of the origins of the human face via the fossils of a 410-million-year-old jawless fish.

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How to Destroy a Planet Without Really Trying

Imagine you’re a historian 100 years from now—assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious—and you’re looking back at what’s happening today. For the first time in the history of the human species, you’d see we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

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The Life and Death of Words, People and Even Nature

After Roman legions invaded Egypt, during one of the battles waged by Julius Caesar against the brother of Cleopatra, fire devoured most of the thousands upon thousands of papyrus scrolls in the Library of Alexandria. A pair of millennia later, during George W. Bush’s crusade against an imaginary enemy in Iraq, most of the books in the Library of Baghdad were reduced to ashes.

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Human Anatomy Rewired

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Nazi Sniper Tamed With a Trumpet

Americans hear a lot about the need to vanquish their supposed enemies abroad with bullets, bombs, and other tools of overwhelming force. Evidence that a common humanity can be called upon to settle differences is scarce in the media. Count this brief story from a World War II vet among the few exhibits submitted to that effect.

Posted on May 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Truthdiggers of the Week: 40,000 Brave Norwegians

For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

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Herzog’s Meditation on Life and Death

Andrew O’Hehir of Salon recently picked up the phone for a conversation about life and death with German filmmaker Werner Herzog. The two discussed Herzog’s newest film, “Into the Abyss,” a nonjudgmental meditation on what it means to be human while awaiting the gallows in the shadow of horrific crimes.

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Human Rights Watch: Hussein Trial ‘Flawed and Unsound’

Still wondering whether the trial of Saddam Hussein might have been a miscarriage of justice? Take a look at the HRW report (pdf) and make up your mind. Hussein’s chief defense lawyer, Khalil al-Dulami, recently complained to the BBC that he has been prevented from filing appeal papers.

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Harry Belafonte Thunders in Harlem

The musician, actor and social activist issues a strident criticism of U.S. foreign policy before the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration.

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Harry Belafonte at Riverside Church in the ‘Final Hour’

Musician, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte issues a strident criticism of U.S. foreign policy at the Jan. 20 session of the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration.

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Hussein on Trial

My enemy’s enemy was my friend. . . . In the early 1980s, the U.S. was shaking hands with Saddam Hussein after he had committed crimes for which he’s now on trial.

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