Lincoln, Railroads and China [Anton Chaitkin RTF Lecture]

Why did President Lincoln decide to launch the world’s greatest rail project in the midst of the Civil War? What ideas of US-China relations governed this planning? and what role did Lincoln-admiring patriots in China, Japan, and Russia play in shaping a new anti-imperial world order during the end of the 20th century? In this…

What it Means to be an American Citizen this Fourth of July

By Cynthia Chung In celebration of the upcoming Independence Day, I thought I would share with you the transcript of a lecture I delivered 2 years ago on the subject of “Frederick Douglass and the Fight to Save the Soul of America.” It is a pretty heated situation in the United States right now, pretty much likened…

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A US President Committed to the Development of Humankind

In this Rising Tide Foundation lecture, historian and Africa expert Lawrence Freeman presents a deep dive into the life, policies and political battles of Franklin Delano Roosevelt with a focus on the New Deal followed by an analysis of the clash between post-WW2 ideologies (British imperial vs American republican) at Bretton Woods in 1944. Transcript…