The Massacre at El Mozote
by Mark Danner
Which Side Are You on?: Trying to Be for Labor When It's Flat on Its Back
by Thomas Geoghegan
Den of Thieves
by James B. Stewart
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation
by Jeff Chang
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
by Susan Faludi
In contrast to Eastern Europe, the 1989 protests in China did not lead to the overthrow of the Communist Party. But if China’s leaders chose the right course on June 4th, 1989, why are they still frightened to come to terms with it? Sinologist and historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom picks the best books to understand events at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and around China on that hot summer night.
Franklin D Roosevelt’s inaugural address, 4 March 1933
by Various authors
John F Kennedy’s inaugural address, 20 January 1961
by Various authors
Laurence Olivier’s Oscar acceptance speech 1979
Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, 28 August 1963
by Martin Luther King
Nelson Mandela’s inaugural address as President of South Africa, 10 May 1994
by David Elliot Cohen
Many thought that 9/11 was the start of an Al-Qaeda assault on the West, but it turned out to be Bin Laden’s Pearl Harbor – a victory that led to strategic defeat – says Peter Bergen, one of the few reporters who met the Saudi-born militant.
Before Vietnam, America fought in the Korean War—but its role in that conflict has been far less examined. Award-winning historian Bruce Cumings talks about the misconceptions many people still hold, and how they distort our understanding of the current North Korean regime.
Countries do have to come to terms with their own history, and it’s unhealthy that China has not yet come to terms with the Cultural Revolution, argues the West’s leading scholar of the period, Roderick MacFarquhar. He chooses the best five books on the Cultural Revolution.
Five recommendations from the BBC’s Central Europe correspondent, who witnessed the collapse of Yugoslavia, popular uprisings in Bulgaria and Serbia, and the transformation of non-violent to violent resistance in Kosovo