This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
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Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of “alternative facts” and “fake news”. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.
What interpretations of Mexico-United States relations will the new curriculum of Mexican history recommend? What should we study to prepare a critical citizenry?
If populist politicians celebrate the “voice of the people” in defence of often xenophobic nativist agendas, we need to revisit what the “public” in “public history” means. Let’s unpick our terms.
In Europe, right-wing populists are on the rise. They talk about the nation and include only people who meet their ideas. They design theories in which they appear as victims and are convinced that national culture is in danger.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.
An over-used concept would very well qualify as the “non-word” of the year: populism. For some time all political movements and politicians diverging from the – however it is defined – political “middle” are condemned as “populist”. …