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Tony Platt
Tony Platt

Tony Platt, professor emeritus at San Jose State University, is the author, with Cecilia O’Leary, of “Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg...

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The Dirty History of the Nuremberg Laws


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Historical anniversaries are typically an occasion for remembrance, but the content of what and why we remember is always changing—and sometimes a matter of argument.

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 READ MORE

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Tony Platt on Rebecca Skloot’s Life of Henrietta Lacks

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The strange and disturbing story of racist medical ethics and the “benevolent deception” practiced on a nearly forgotten woman who inadvertently continues to live posthumously.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE

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Tony Platt on Ishi—the Last of the Yahi

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A new book by Douglas Cazaux Sackman gives us new ways of thinking about the last man “uncontaminated” by modernity and explores our continuing nostalgia for the “wilderness.”

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Tony Platt on Wall Street Terror Attack

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Beverly Gage’s new book exhumes a nearly forgotten tale of class warfare—call it 9/16.

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Tony Platt on American Eugenics

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Here’s a story, both chilling and inspiring: how prisoners at an Oklahoma prison in the aftermath of the Depression led a struggle to limit the practice of compulsory sterilization.

Posted on Jun 20, 2008 READ MORE
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Tony Platt
Tony Platt

Tony Platt, professor emeritus at San Jose State University, is the author, with Cecilia O’Leary, of “Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler’s Nuremberg Laws, From Patton’s Trophy to Public Memorial”, and “Grave Matters: Excavating California’s Buried Past” as well as numerous other works. His essays have appeared in Monthly Review, Z magazine, Los Angeles Times, Souls, and Social Justice and he serves as secretary of the Coalition to Protect Yurok Cultural Legacies at O-pyuweg. His blog is at http://GoodToGo.typepad.com.

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