History

Sochi Is Haunted by the Ghosts of a Forgotten Genocide

The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing

The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing.

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How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.

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Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.

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What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014?

The disturbing parallels between pre-WWI and today

Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.

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Seeds of Doubt

Harry Truman's concerns about Israel and Palestine were prescient—and forgotten

His doubts about the Jewish and Palestinian states were prescient—and forgotten.

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The most important books in shaping my thinking.

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It all comes down to red vs. blue.

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If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough. 

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On the Use and Abuse of Munich

Please, American blowhards: No more analogies to 1938

The 1938 conference between Chamberlain and Hitler is misunderstood. And the blowhards who constantly evoke its memory are dangerous.

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What Australia's conservatives did to the country's groundbreaking Medibank program should send chills up the spines of Obamacare supporters.

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