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A Witness in St. George

A Witness in St. George

Mari N. Crabtree— The downpour came suddenly, and it was loud. Hours of driving through steady rain had lulled me into believing that the remnants of the most recent hurricane… READ MORE

The Age of Dionysus

The Age of Dionysus

Robert D. Kaplan— Many hope and believe that the murderous autocratic regimes in Russia and Iran must eventually give way to democracy. But it may be a long struggle. I… READ MORE

The First Tycoon

The First Tycoon

“The marble busts that now appear stark, blank stones were once painted in vivid colors that made them seem fully human. The Ancient Lives series is founded on the conviction that what… READ MORE

Mançur Olson on Oligopoly and Social Norms

Mançur Olson on Oligopoly and Social Norms

Mançur Lloyd Olson Jr.— At least after they reach a certain point, distributional coalitions have an incentive to be exclusive. In the case of collusive oligopolists or others that operate… READ MORE

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: A Reading List

To better understand the Russia-Ukraine crisis, we have put together a list of the most relevant books that shed light on the history, socio-economic and political relations of these two… READ MORE

Idi Amin: Recruitment and Enlistment

Idi Amin: Recruitment and Enlistment

Mark Leopold— The question of exactly when Idi Amin joined the British Army, like the date of his birth, has been the subject of some disagreement and dispute. Even the… READ MORE

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