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Our Nuclear Nature

David Hulme

Thirty years ago, the world’s worst nuclear accident occurred. Since then the effects have been felt worldwide, and the situation has yet to be contained.

SOS: Planet in Peril

David Hulme

Daily, it seems, a report from some part of the globe warns of dire consequences from environmental pollution and degradation—unless we act soon.

 

False Messiahs: Soviet Saviors

False Messiahs: Soviet Saviors

David Hulme

Joseph Stalin was responsible for the death of millions of Soviet citizens. It was Stalin’s mentor, Vladimir Lenin, who founded Soviet communism and insisted that terror was indispensable to political power. Could such men rise again? 

 

False Messiahs: Napoleon

David Hulme

From humble origins Napoleon Bonaparte, the “Little Corporal,” had become a neo-Roman ruler in the style of Julius Caesar. Just how did he do it?

 

False Messiahs: Hitler

David Hulme

Following its crushing defeat in the First World War, Germany suffered such political instability, unemployment and inflation that many accepted the appeals of extremists. Could anything like it happen again?

 

False Messiahs: Caesars Old and New

David Hulme

From ancient Babylon and Rome to Berlin and Beijing, false messiahs are part of world history. What can we learn from them? How might we recognize the next ones?

 

End of Agriculture?

David Hulme

We’re losing topsoil at an astonishing rate around the world. Can this lead to the end of agriculture?

 

Soil and Survival

David Hulme

Abuse of topsoil and soil erosion are growing problems around the world; without healthy soil, we can’t produce healthy food. It’s a global issue, yet the solution is essentially local.

 

The Gods of Egypt

David Hulme

According to the Bible, the Hebrews made their exodus only after Egypt’s gods were confronted. What can we learn from the story of the Hebrews and the gods of ancient Egypt?

 

Inside the Middle East

David Hulme

Events in the Middle East continue to feature in world news as they have for more than a century. Is it possible for the peoples of this region to be reconciled? Can cooperation and lasting peace be achieved? 

 

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