From the Publisher

Winter 2015

Time to Burn the Book?

David Hulme

Is the Bible reliable despite the doubt cast on it by many in the world around? There is ample evidence to call on for reassurance that we can trust its historical reliability.

False Messiahs: Soviet Saviors

December 3, 2014

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? 

October 30, 2014

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?

October 3, 2014

False Messiahs: Mao Zedong

David Hulme

The violence of Mao Zedong’s rule in 20th-century China remains unsurpassed in modern history. Why and how do false messiahs continue to haunt the world?

Global Problems: Food Security

Fall 2014

Europe in 2015

David Hulme

Several events scheduled for 2014–15 may make a significant difference to life in Europe and around the world.

August 7, 2014

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?

August 21, 2014

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?

June 16, 2014

End of Agriculture?

David Hulme

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

Civilization, Soil, and Survival

Summer 2014

Civilization, Soil and Survival

David Hulme

We know from the record of history that when civilizations do not respect their topsoil, they fail almost without exception.

May 12, 2014

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.