Catalan Referendum Plunge Into Violence

3 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
Catalonia’s separatist government has staged a referendum on leaving Spain – against the wishes of the national authorities. With a population of 7.5 million, its capital is the proud city of Barcelona. Organisers say 90% backed independence – 2,044,038 of the 2,286,217 people who took part – and that turnout was 43%. There have been Read More

The Icon Series: Reevaluating The Legacy of Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

7 months ago Ricardo Hylton 0
“I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I cannot remember when I did not so think, and feel.” There is no reason to doubt the sincerity of Abraham Lincoln’s emphatic declaration, written in April 1864, three years into the American Civil War. But as with so much of his early Read More