When dozens of US mines planted in waters off the Vietnam coast detonated almost simultaneously in 1972, all eyes turned to the Sun for an explanation.
A scholar raised by leftist San Francisco parents in the 1970s ends up teaching in the heartland, where her students represent a very different kind of politics. What she learns from them is profound.
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Ginsberg was one of the most high-profile representatives of the American counterculture and anti-war movement.
The work of Bertrand Russell, philosopher, social critic, mathematician and anti-war crusader, are still relevant today. Here's why fans should take in the Russell collection at McMaster University.
From Dundee to Dublin, horror spectaculars are springing up like zombies from the dead.
The anti-Vietnam War efforts of Yale University chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr. and other church leaders alienated many Protestant Americans – with lasting repercussions.
"What's Going On" remains relevant today. Even now its plaintive lyrics speak eloquently about a post-9/11 world that's upside down.
The bombing in Syria is based on a flawed strategy – just as Operation Rolling Thunder was during the Vietnam War. But will world leaders learn the lessons of history?
King argued for a national guaranteed income that would keep people out of poverty. Fifty years later, the Poor People's Campaign still resonates.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.
If Americans remember My Lai, they likely know that something awful happened there. On this 50th anniversary, it is worth recalling the grotesque details, in the hope of preventing a future My Lai.
As Toronto reacts to the news that a killer was preying on victims in the city’s gay village, an expert on serial killers explains how violent offenders are more strategic than previously thought.
The protest song "Malcolm's gone" not only pays tribute to one of the most influential black leaders, but provocatively likens him, as a Muslim and so-called enemy of the state, to Jesus Christ.
At the height of the Vietnam War, the Holt government agreed it would be a good idea if the national football team took part in a tournament in Vietnam to boost morale.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono visited Canada on a peace mission: They met with leaders and asked difficult questions, relevant today. How do we effectively protest against social injustices and war?
The use of Agent Orange in Vietnam had deep impacts, including a poisoned water supply, birth defects and cancer. Despite decades of attempted litigation, justice for spraying victims seems unlikely.
Almost hidden in the orderly rows of men's names on the Vietnam War Memorial are those of eight female nurses who died in the conflict.
Walt Rostow argued communism was incompatible with economic development and was influential in persuading Presidents Kennedy and Johnson to get more involved in Vietnam.
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.