A story of how countries can help refugees — and refugees can help their hosts

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A Jewish family in Salonika, 1917 (PD)


The minimum wage used to be a living wage, but it’s not anymore

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Billboard in West Virgina, 1937 (PD)


And one of them is actually hopeful

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Photo by Tabrez Syed on Unsplash


And how it changed us in the process

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The Prague Astronomical Clock, which dates to 1410 (CC3.0)


Biden isn’t the first president to take office under the threat of insurrection

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Lincoln in sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, which was still under construction (PD)


The 1939 World’s Fair envisioned autonomous cars and suburban sprawl

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The “Highways and Horizons” building at the 1939 World’s Fair (PD)


Trump and QAnon sound like they’re from the 1910s

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A typical anti-Catholic cartoon, 1913.


Trump keeps earning comparisons to Herbert Hoover

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Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt during the latter’s inauguration (PD)


How other countries recovered from breaks with reality

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Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC 2.0)


Josh Hawley and company should read their Edmund Burke

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Josh Hawley campaigning in 2018 (CC 4.0)

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Historical Insights

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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