History

'Youth Bias' Makes Us Think the Most Important Events Happen When We're Young
March 10, 2014

A new study shows that our sense of what's important skews toward youth. 

The Historical Analogy That Should Have Ukraine's Revolutionaries Very Worried
February 27, 2014

What the French Revolution can tell us about events in Crimea. 

Sochi Is Haunted by the Ghosts of a Forgotten Genocide
The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing
February 06, 2014

The Winter Olympics arrive 150 years after an ethnic cleansing.

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?
The disturbing parallels between pre-WWI and today
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
Harry Truman's concerns about Israel and Palestine were prescient—and forgotten
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. 

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