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Peter A. Coclanis

Peter A. Coclanis is Albert R. Newsome distinguished professor of history and director of the Global Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Politics

Enough with the 1970s comparisons

Breezy historical analogies might be exciting but that doesn’t make them accurate

By Peter A. Coclanis

Economics

A brief history of embarrassing economic forecasts

Two variables matter most: accuracy, of course, but also timing

By Peter A. Coclanis

Politics

Is it fair to compare inner-city crime to the Global South?

The current levels and psychic costs of violent crime in many US cities are, well, criminal

By Peter A. Coclanis

Politics

Twerking, Chicago and the decline of police power

Most African Americans do not support the defunding of the police

By Peter A. Coclanis

Politics

The long legacy of looting

A history of rioting in Chicago

By Peter A. Coclanis

Media

The 1619 Project is the 2019 Project — and the 2020 Project

The New York Times is stoking the woke with a narrative of shame

By Peter A. Coclanis

Home

Walmart shouldn’t be selling dildos

Let others fill that niche

By Peter A. Coclanis

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