What Really Happened at the Battle of Waterloo
January 31, 2014
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.
Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014
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.
What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014?
January 25, 2014
Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.
Seeds of Doubt
January 15, 2014
His doubts about the Jewish and Palestinian states were prescient—and forgotten.
Ten Books Any Student of American History Must Read
December 26, 2013
The most important books in shaping my thinking.
The Game Theory Behind Mandela's Negotiations to End Apartheid
December 10, 2013
It all comes down to red vs. blue.
Conservatives Haven't Wrestled With Mandela's Legacy Because They Haven't Wrestled With the Cold War
December 09, 2013
If you don't understand why someone like Nelson Mandela would have communist sympathies during the Cold War, you aren't thinking hard enough.
On the Use and Abuse of Munich
December 03, 2013
The 1938 conference between Chamberlain and Hitler is misunderstood. And the blowhards who constantly evoke its memory are dangerous.
Think Obamacare Can't Be Repealed? It Happened Once in Australia.
November 21, 2013
What Australia's conservatives did to the country's groundbreaking Medibank program should send chills up the spines of Obamacare supporters.
We Don't Need Another JFK
November 20, 2013
For 50 years, Democrats have driven themselves crazy trying to live up to a legend