The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan’s history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.
- Herbert Bix author and historian
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