Category Archives: Politics


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Mditown Tribune NYC Rome SPQR

Tribunus, in English tribune, was the title of various elected officials in Ancient Rome. The two most important were the tribunes of the plebs and the military tribunes. For most of Roman history, a college of ten Tribunes of the Plebs acted as a check on the authority of the senate and the annual magistrates, holding the power of ius intercessionis to intervene on behalf of the plebeians, and veto unfavourable legislation. There were also military tribunes, who commanded portions of the Roman army, subordinate to the higher magistrates, such as the consuls and praetors, promagistrates, and their legates. Various officers within the Roman army were also known as tribunes. The title was also used for several other positions and classes in the course of Roman history.\


The Least Free Place in America

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Question: Which American institution—one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse—punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities. Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, colleges have become a place where alternative thinking goes to die. Students who speak out on behalf of traditional American ideals, unfortunately, are often silenced by college administrators. Learn how the college campus, a place that should be an intellectual melting pot, has turned into anything but, violating the rights of those who have alternate opinions.

Lecturer: Greg Lukianoff, President at The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

Greg Lukianoff is the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).  Before joining FIRE, Lukianoff worked for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, the Organization for Aid to Refugees, and the EnvironMentors Project.


Interview with Ruth Gruber for “The Great Depression”… About Hitler and Germany

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Go home and scream ! About traveling to Fascist Germany, about american Jews idealism before WW2 , Julius Striker, Kristal night, antisemitism and shtetls. Was Bushwick Avenue stronghold for Germans nazy in America ? NYU and traditions of anti semitism in New York.
The beginning of antisemitism in USA. Original video with Ruth Gruber

Unique among cultural institutions that collect moving image and sound media, Washington University Libraries’ Film & Media Archive

Ruth Gruber, a photojournalist and author who documented Stalin’s gulags, life in Nazi Germany and the plight of Jewish refugees intercepted by the British on the infamous passage of the Exodus to Palestine in 1947, died on Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 105.

Her son, David Michaels, confirmed her death.