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Black Athena

A recent Hollywood casting decision gives us an opportunity to look back at an early skirmish in the Culture Wars

Was Cleopatra black?

Israeli actress Gal Gadot was recently cast in the role of Cleopatra, the last ruler of the Ptolemy dynasty in Egypt, in a movie about her life. In response to this casting decision, the question of…



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Nathan G Alexander

Writer and Historian from Canada. Author of Race in a Godless World: Atheism, Race, and Civilization, 1850–1914 (2019)