Despite all the false starts and posturing, the leaders of the US and both Koreas all have reasons to overcome obstacles to engagement. (June 2018)
Korea’s leaders have headed off war — for now — and may have set the stage for US regional influence to grow at China’s expense. (May 2018)
North Korea’s nuclear weapons program is a response to US military threats that have escalated since the end of the Cold War.
A look at five armed rebellions and what they tell us about Black revolutionaries before the Civil War.
Racial profiling and violence are built into the nature of police work, and police forces have been infected with corruption since they were invented.
New urban working classes in the 19th century resisted their masters through strikes, riots and slave revolts. The masters responded by inventing the cops.
A brief social history of American law, with a focus on four kinds of property — goods, land, people (i.e., slaves) and labor power.
The struggles that shaped Nelson Mandela’s character and outlook before his 27-year stint in prison (obituary, 2013).