Starting with Timocracy, ruled by the honorable or honored hierarchy, it evolves into an oligarchy as people push for more freedoms followed by democracy, then it regresses back to Timocracy through the Tyranny stage of the cycle.
Try to remain calm -- even as you begin to feel your chest tighten and your heart race.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta's world headquarters, down the block from the Spanish Steps and with an Hermes boutique on the corner, features reception rooms draped in oil portraits of grand masters past and a gem of a chapel where King Juan
Preface: I was raised to be against guns. My parents hated guns, and believed that they only lead to crime and accidental shootings.
Want to lay eyes on a historic Apple computer worth well over half a million bucks?
Earlier, today Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced it and 3G Capital would acquired HJ Heinz Company in a transaction worth a whopping $28 billion.
The doctrine of the divine right of kings establishes that the King is the ultimate authority, that he derives this right directly from God, and no one, often not even the church, can question his authority or rule; only God can judge a King. To oppo
Like living things, languages evolve. Words mutate, sounds shift, and new tongues arise from old.
In 1861 six states of the USA seceded from the American union and declared themselves independent. They formed a new, rival country known as the Confederate States of America.
The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which will be on newsstands next week, debuted in 1964 as a five page supplement meant to increase readership during the winter sports lull after the Super Bowl.
History's greatest empires covered a fifth of the world, ruled hundreds of millions of people, and lasted anywhere from 100 years to over a millennium.
February 4, 2013 marks the 100th birthday of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, whose decision to sit down for her rights on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus, and put the effort to end segregation on a fast track. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955
According to one theory, U.S.-Iranian relations began around November 1979 when a crowd of irrational religious nutcases violently seized the U.S. embassy in Iran, took the employees hostage, tortured them, and held them until scared into freeing the
But had I been around in '42, I - a citizen of the United States of America - would have been the victim of indefinite detention on American soil simply because of my Japanese ancestry.
It was in the remote south of the forest in the summer of 1978. A helicopter sent to find a safe spot to land a party of geologists was skimming the treeline a hundred or so miles from the Mongolian border when it dropped into the thickly wooded vall
The step-grandchildren of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels are billionaires, although their wealth comes mostly from their biological relatives, Bloomberg's David de Jong reports.
Researchers say they may have the final clues needed to solve the mystery of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley, which never resurfaced after it became the first sub in history to sink an enemy warship, taking its eight-man crew to a watery grave.
Lutz Becker was born in Berlin, he says, "during the anno diabolo, 1941.
Today's leading-edge technology is headed straight for tomorrow's junk pile, but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Everyone loves the latest and greatest.
This video is a Neal Adams animation about his theory that the Earth is growing. This collides with the Pangea theory. Watch it, you will be amazed.
Richard Grove (Tragedy & Hope and Peace Revolution Podcast) on this history of how we got to where we are today. Includes information from Rosa Koire, Walter Veith, Webster Tarpley, Henrik Palmgren, Leonard C. Lewin and more.
What New York City was in twentieth century, London was in the the 1900s, Constantinople was in the 600s, and so forth, back to Jericho in 7000 BC.
Worth remembering on MLK day is his vehement opposition to the ruthless American terrorism in Indochina. He called it “the destruction of Vietnam.” Hear and read his famous speech, delivered on April 4, 1967.
Dear Dr. King, Thought I'd let you know how things have gone in the 44, nearly 45 years since you've passed. The good news is that state supported racism is a thing of the past in the United States. I would also like to inform you that your exam
Having read the notion that Martin Luther King, Jr. Day has something to do with national service, which seems far off the mark, I asked a representative 62-year old black woman, namely, Mrs. Dorothy Rozeff, what this day meant in her view.
CBS's Rebecca Jarvis had a brief profile on billionaire Warren Buffett this morning.
It is an extreme understatement to say times have changed in the U.S. over the last 50 years.
As you know, I am documenting some of the landmarks of the American Revolution that are common but often ignored sites around Boston. This one is new to me - I saw it for the first time this week when I stopped to get a haircut in North Cambridge.
NATO Strategies, Economic Sanctions and the "Responsibility to Protect"
Einsatzgruppen (German: "task forces"; "deployment groups" singular Einsatzgruppe;