Category: History

Saving Civilization?

Saving Civilization?

Robin Prior— I want to highlight the dangers to Western civilization if Britain had succumbed to Nazi Germany in 1940. But to do this, first I’ll make the point, illustrated… READ MORE

Stars ‘n’ Bars

Stars ‘n’ Bars

Patrick Smith— What will come of the mid-June murders in Charleston is still to be determined. We have already seen an extraordinary display of solidarity and restraint as forms of… READ MORE

Daniel Defoe and the Invention of News

Daniel Defoe and the Invention of News

Andrew Pettegree— In 1704 the English writer Daniel Defoe embarked on the publication of a political journal: the Weekly Review of the Affairs of France. This was not yet the Defoe made… READ MORE

The Roots of Immigrating the Highly Skilled

The Roots of Immigrating the Highly Skilled

Monique Laney— In recent years, high-tech industry CEOs have become increasingly vocal about their desire for immigration reform. Most of them argue that they cannot find enough native workers with the… READ MORE

Happy Father’s Day?

Happy Father’s Day?

Lorri Glover— This Father’s Day, Vice President Joe Biden will doubtless endure the fresh pain of having so recently buried his son, Beau Biden. The nation mourned with him, all… READ MORE

Wellington after Waterloo

Wellington after Waterloo

Rory Muir— The Duke of Wellington felt far from triumphant after defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, famously remarking that “I don’t know what it is to lose a battle, but certainly… READ MORE

Why the Romantics Matter

Why the Romantics Matter

We are deeply saddened by esteemed historian Peter Gay’s passing. A Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and former director of the New York Public Library Center for… READ MORE

Life during Argentina’s Dirty War

Life during Argentina’s Dirty War

The Dirty War was a campaign by the government of Argentina to suppress left-wing political opponents. It is estimated that during the period from 1976 to 1983, 10,000 to 30,000… READ MORE

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