Can We Make America Sane Again?

How other countries recovered from breaks with reality

George Dillard
Jan 7 · 11 min read
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Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC 2.0)

China‘s descent into unreality

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A scene from the Red Detachment of Women, 1972 (public domain)

Deng decides to ignore the past

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Deng Xiaoping — here with Jimmy Carter — chose to “move forward” (public domain)
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Mao still presides over Tiananmen Square (CC 2.0)

Argentina’s Dirty War

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Jorge Rafael Videla is sworn in, March 1976 (public domain)

Argentina faces the past

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Graffiti in Buenos Aires in memory of the disappeared (CC 2.0)

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Illuminating forgotten corners of history and using them to think about the present. Shorter entries at www.worldhistoryfacts.com. Write me: whfacts at gmail.

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