What is striking about “Honor in the Dust,” Gregg Jones’s fascinating new book about the Philippine-American War, is not how much war has changed in more than a century, but how little.
Given my own deep prejudice toward religious zealotry, it has not been difficult for me to accept the conventional American view that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme theocratic ruler of Iran, is a dangerous madman
Take this 150-year-old portrait of President Lincoln, in which he looks every bit the all-American hero. All is not as it appears - as although it is undoubtedly the 16th Commander in Chief's face staring at the camera, the body in fact belongs to a
The anniversary of the Allied bombing of Dresden on February 13 and 14, 1945 has become an increasingly contentious memory for thousands of Germans.
The vice presidency has been a joke for most of the nation’s history.
Barack Obama spent $730 million getting to the White House in 2008—twice as much as George W. Bush spent 4 years earlier and more than 260 times what Abraham Lincoln spent in his first election (as measured in 2011 dollars).
Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim.
The opium wars do not belong to the glorious episodes of Western history. Rather, they were instances of shameful behavior the West still has not lived down. Mercantilist governments resented the perpetual drain of silver from West to East in payment
This article by Dr. Robert Owens examines governments and leaders through time and finishes up with a look at our very own President Obama! "In 114 BC, Rome was a democratic Republic. Representatives elected by popular vote filled the Senate, and
Athens (then the big bully on block) wanted control over the little island of Melos as a strategic asset in its quarrel with Sparta. It gave the Melians an ultimatum: either submit to Athenian control or face annihilation.
I’m always intrigued by those in the pro-interventionist crowd who trot out World War II to justify U.S. imperialist interventionism in the Middle East and the rest of the world.
At the time, he was appointed to be a member of the president's export council. There are dozens of interviews in the report. We've gone through them and picked out some of the most interesting pieces of information. Here are the most interesting tid
As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost-Marshal-General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof tha
Arizona's 100 Year Anniversary of Statehood is Valentine's Day February 14th 2012. Please download this difficult to find PDF of an Original Arizona State Constitution.
Final recordings President John F. Kennedy secretly made in the Oval Office include an eerie conversation about what would become the day of his funeral. In talking to staffers while trying to arrange his schedule, Kennedy remarked that Nov. 25 wa
Swiss archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a female singer dating back almost 3,000 years in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Antiquities Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said on Sunday.
Fish hooks and fishbones dating back 42,000 years found in a cave in East Timor suggest that humans were capable of skilled, deep-sea fishing 30,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers in Australia and Japan said on Friday.
Gordon Hirabayashi, who was imprisoned for defying the federal government’s internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II but was vindicated four decades later when his conviction was overturned, died on Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. He was 93.
Joseph P. Kennedy III, a 31-year-old Massachusetts prosecutor, will run for Congress this year in a bid to resurrect the dynasty of America’s most famous political family, reports said Thursday.
As the calendar turns over to a new year, a couple of researchers over at Johns Hopkins University are rethinking the way we tick off the days during our annual trip around the sun.
The Real German War Plan, Zuber examines Imperial Germany’s strategic dilemma in the period leading p to World War, giving the reader an analysis and comparison of the various prewar mobilization plans in conjunction with contemporary strategic milit
When American and coalition troops rolled into Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, they quickly began doing exactly what any military playbook said they should do
Cashin On The Anniversary Of Bank Of The United States' Failure, The Start Of US Bank Runs And The Great Depression
On December 8, 1991, the Soviet Union was dissolved. They didn't have much of a choice of course. The Soviet Economy collapsed under its own weight as Ludwig von Mises had predicted decades before. Yet, when Gorbachev became premier of the USSR in 19
The Secret History of WWII, by Patrick J. Buchanan / There Is Only One Choice, Charles Goyette talks to Lew Rockwell about Ron Paul / America Lost the Pacific War, The US empire won, says Gary North. Temporarily.
December 7 marks 70 yrs since the attack on Pearl Harbor, that broke the non-interventionist spirit that had characterized the American people—an attitude that was informed by the utter failure of the United States’s entry in the last world war
Should America actively support the Allies, especially Britain, by providing direct financial and indirect military aid? Or should America maintain its traditional role of nonintervention? (World War I had been the sole exception.)
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