History

Biography: Thomas Edison

Fall 2001

Thomas Edison: Symbol of a Dawning Age

Cecile Ras

Many of the products and industries that today’s society depends on today had their roots in the fertile imagination of the renowned inventor Thomas Edision. 

Medals of Honor

Fall 2001

Medals of Honor

Rebecca Sweat

As the world celebrates the centennial of the Nobel prizes, Vision interviews Irwin Abrams, the foremost expert on the history of the Nobel peace prize.

Through an Ancient Looking Glass

Summer 2001

Through an Ancient Looking Glass

David Hulme

Modern Western society reflects a civilization that most people consider long dead. Yet the connections are clear and unmistakable.

Nuclear Dummies

Spring 2001

Nuclear Dummies

John Meakin

Edwin Stepp

Thanks to the MAD doctrine, the Cold War left its mark on two regions of the former Soviet Union.

Chernobyl: The Fallout Continues

Spring 2001

Chernobyl: The Fallout Continues

Maurice Frohn

The world’s most infamous nuclear power plant is finally closed. But that doesn’t mean we can put the whole radioactive mess behind us.

The Warrior Pope

Fall 2000

The Warrior Pope

Peter Nathan

Thanks to John Paul II, the papacy is once again a force to reckon with.

The Mending of a Nation

Fall 2000

The Mending of a Nation

Winfried Fritz

A look back at the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s subsequent reunification in October 1990 offers some fascinating insights into the making of history.

The Third Secret

Fall 2000

The Third Secret

John Meakin

Rebecca Sweat

Pope John Paul II was convinced that divine intervention, through the Lady of Fatima, saved his life. 

A Vision of the Future

Fall 2000

A Vision of the Future

Brian Orchard

Is the rise and fall of nations simply a matter of fate? Or is there a God who orchestrates the affairs of mankind?

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