The Scramble For Empire

24 Nov
Humanity has long been obsessed with empire-building. From the ancient Mesopotamian kingdoms to Rome to the dominions of Great Britain, man’s ambition to control vast swaths of territory has seemed so strong that it can not be conquered. Since the...
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The Illusion of Western Superiority and World War I

29 Sep
There is no doubt that World War I was an important event in World history. I contend that it was, in fact, the most critical event of the Twentieth Century. The First World War laid the stage for the rest...
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Darwin’s Long Shadow

29 Aug
When Charles Darwin published On the Origin of the Species in 1859, the countdown to World War I began. His ideas, and those of his successors, contributed greatly to the great conflagration that we call the Great War. Darwin’s theory...
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The Tragedy of the Marne

11 Aug
French troops charge at the Marne, 1914
It cannot be overstated that World War I shaped the course of Twentieth Century history. This epic conflict that spun the world into chaos and conflagration from 1914 to 1918 set the tone for the rest of human history since...
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The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

7 Jul
When people hear the phrase “shot heard around the world” they immediately think of the shot that was fired by an unknown person at the battle of Lexington in 1775 at the beginning of the American Revolution. This mysterious shot...
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Party Issues

26 Dec
The history of third parties in American politics is rather vague and for the most part, quite easily overlooked. In most elections, third parties receive a tremendously small percentage of the total popular vote. The Republican and Democrat parties dominate...
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