History

June 27, 2007

The Falkland War 25 Years On

David F. Lloyd

Had the British public been asked, prior to March 1982, to hazard even a rough guess about the location of the Falkland Islands, very few would have known or cared. 

June 14, 2007 

“Tear Down This Wall”

David F. Lloyd

On June 12, 1987, in Berlin, U.S. president Ronald Reagan publicly and memorably challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 8: Purging the People

Spring 2007

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 8

Purging the People

David Hulme

In the aftermath of Russia’s 1917 revolution, the exploitation of religious fervor helped foster one of the most murderous regimes in history. 

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b: Dictators' Downfall

Winter 2007

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b

Dictators’ Downfall

David Hulme

Hitler and Mussolini exuded messianic pretensions even before they came to power, and later willingly accepted the divinity their adoring publics granted them.

Book Review: At Home with Il Duce

November 8, 2006

At Home With Il Duce

Gina Stepp

On the heels of R.J.B. Bosworth’s latest volume on Benito Mussolini, Il Duce’s youngest son Romano offers new, albeit revisionist insights into his father’s life.

Napoleon's Imperial Chatechism

Summer 2006

Napoleon’s Imperial Catechism

Napoleon’s Imperial Catechism was issued by Napoleon in 1806; this translation is from Napoleon Bonaparte by J.M. Thompson.

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7a: Hearts of Darkness

Fall 2006

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7a

Hearts of Darkness

David Hulme

The magnitude of evil perpetrated by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and their brutal totalitarian regimes proved them utterly false messiahs.

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