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Who cares why World War I began?
A couple of months ago, a question, disconnected from anything I was doing or thinking at the time, popped up in my head: “How did we — the U.S., that is — get into World War I?” We all know … Continue reading
Posted in Law, suits and order, The Facts of Life, War Tagged Albania, Archduke Franze Ferdinand, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Montenegro, Morocco, NATO, Ottoman Empire, Romania, Russia, Sarajevo, Serbia, Turkey, World War I, World War II Comments Off on Who cares why World War I began?
Two guys who did not become autocrats, although they could have
In an odd coincidence, over the last several days I’ve encountered a couple of remarkable characters who, in the most unlikely circumstances, rejected putting crowns on their heads for something much more complicated. Oh sure, the first one, Theseus, was … Continue reading
Posted in Fascism, Politics, The Facts of Life, voting rights, War Tagged Alexander Pope, CliffsNotes, Edith Hamilton, Homer, Lenin, Mustapha Kemal Ataturk, Netflix, Republic of Turkey, The Iliad, Theseus, Trotsky, Turkey Comments Off on Two guys who did not become autocrats, although they could have