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Remembering the Paris Commune

Catte Black The original version of this article was first published in the before times – back in the heady days of 2015 – when OffG was only a...

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The Fall and Rise of Racket Capitalism

Frank Lee Delving back into the history of Economic Thought[1] perhaps the most important contributions were made by the British Classical tradition starting with Adam Smith (1723-1790) followed by David...

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Orientalism and the Myth of Independence

Shahzada Rahim In the nineteenth century more half of the world was colonized by the European imperial powers and according to historians like Eric Hobsbawm, it was the peak...

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Upside Down Mark Twain

Mark Twain AKA Samuel Clemens ( 1835-1910) best known for his literary works like Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn, was also a man with deep rooted empathy for any...

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Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: cosy seasonal tale or passionate condemnation of unfettered capitalism?

Today we think of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a cosy piece of traditional seasonal fare, replete with steaming puds and roasted goose and comfortably easy lessons about...

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British and French forces decide to intervene to save besieged city

by Terje M London, December 5,1864 Yesterday, an obviously emotional British foreign minister declared that a coalition of concerned world powers have decided to intervene in the American Civil...

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Remembering the Paris Commune

This week marks the 144th anniversary of "La Semaine Sanglante" - the final and bloody suppression of the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871, by French government forces. It's timely...

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