Despite the central role played by State controlled central banks and financial institutions in bringing about the conditions which led to the global credit crunch of 2008, free markets and "capitalism," rather than government failure, have taken a
Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang for smoking.
Take the ancient Phoenicians, enlisted in support of the nationalist histories of Lebanon, Britain and Ireland, and in some cases seriously distorted by them. Despite claims by various partisans of Lebanese, British and Irish nationalism to enlist th
Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas.
With the ongoing debates regarding its legalization in the United States, cannabis remains a relevant topic of interest in our modern times.
Until the middle of the 20th century, remote tribes in the jungles of New Guinea were still largely untouched by civilization and living as they always had. That is, they were engaging in tribal warfare, stealing each other's womenfolk, and having
And much of that, I argue, is due to Galileo, the man whom Milton described as 'the Tuscan artist with optic glass'.
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey was a watershed moment in filmmaking. The epic sci-fi story of extraterrestrials and higher planes of existence bridged the gap between studio pictures and art films, all because of the inimitable genius of i
"In this difficult day, in this difficult time for the United States, it is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in.
Sputnik 1 was launched in October, 1957. I remember exactly where I was when the news story broke on the radio. My friend and I were being driven to a high school football game by his father, an aeronautical engineer at one of the largest manufacture
Lodbrok had several children with different women and one of them was beautiful Queen Aslaug who was daughter of the legendary Norse hero Sigurd and famous shield-maiden Brynhildr. Norse Sagas tell that Aslaug's father, the Sigurd Fafnirsbane ki
The world has long since forgiven Julius Caesar. Nobody today finds Socrates or Cicero irritating. Few of us resent Alexander the Great or his tutor, Aristotle.
One day in 1927, Austrian economist Ludwig von Mises stood at the window of his office at the Vienna Chamber of Commerce, and looked out over the Ringstrasse (the main grand boulevard that encircles the center of Vienna).
Of particular importance has been the survey and photography conducted on site in the Rachaiya Basin, Southern Lebanon, last November by Paul Bedson and Karl Guildford, which goes a long way in supporting and confirming the thesis. This has been inco
William Shakespeare devised new words and countless plot tropes that still appear in everyday life. Famous quotes from his plays are easily recognizable; phrases like "To be or not to be," "wherefore art thou, Romeo," and "et tu, Brute?" instantly ev
Secrets of Geopolitics Explained: Graduate Level Course by University Professor Filip Kovacevic
As I noted last week, a small roll of pages recently showed up at my door. They appeared to have been ripped from a history book entitled 2000-2150 AD: The Emergence of Modernity. I am completing my transcription of them today, verbatim. Make of it
By the late summer of 30 BC, ancient Rome had been embroiled in an almost endless, decades-long period of instability and civil war.
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A Perth family has made an extraordinary historical discovery after becoming bogged on a West Australian beach.
A small roll of pages showed up in my mailbox last week, printed on an odd size and type of paper. They appeared to have been ripped from a history book entitled 2000 - 2150 AD: The Emergence of Modernity. I'm repeating the text here verbatim, sans
The New York Times is running a series of "Red Century" articles extolling some of the virtues of communism on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Last August, the Times showcased a Yale University lecturer rhapsodizing about the Sov
An Alaska congressman has argued that Jews could have averted the Holocaust if they'd been armed.
The following are segments taken from an outstanding Haaretz commentary titled 'The Crumbling Consensus that Jews Were the Ultimate Holocaust Victims' by Ofri Ilani.
This article is entitled Chung Kuo, which means Middle Kingdom.
These include erect knotweed (not to be confused with its invasive cousin, Asian knotweed), goosefoot, little barley, marsh elder, and maygrass. We haven't simply lost a few plant strains: an entire cuisine with its own kinds of flavors and baked
For many of the most successful imperialist countries, empire was just not worth the trouble. Scandinavian monarchies in the 17th and 18th centuries endeavoured to build empires that would rival the Dutch or even the British, but come the 19th centur
Note also that the Germans had a philosophical bias against mass production. Much of their economy was a cottage industry, driven by skilled craftsmen producing a superior individualized product that directly reflected upon their abilities. As Mr. Pa
0. He finally pulled himself out when he discovered Wordsworth's poetry and came to cherish emotion, beauty, warmth and art. One day he found himself weeping over the death of a character in a novel. He was delighted.