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October 6, 2019

            I am a college-aged, white male interested in the history of the crusades. There was a time when this was not a dangerous demographic, but this has changed, and I dearly wish that it had not. Alt-right, white-supremacist, ultra-conservative movements now wi...

April 15, 2019

    Even the date of Hawaii’s first settlement is contested. Somewhere between as early as 124 CE and as late as after 1120 CE, the first people settled permanently on the island after sailing north from Polynesia. The history of Hawaii from before European contact is...

February 25, 2019

    In light of Trump's recent declaration of a national emergency over the border wall, I believe it is important to understand the history of these declarations, as well as their implications. Most historians and constitutional law scholars agree that the president’s...

December 10, 2018

   

    China was a dangerous place in the early 20th century, especially if you were Chinese. Warlords controlled large swaths of territory, the country was in an almost constant state of civil war, and banditry was commonplace. If you happened to be European...

October 15, 2018

   I might as well be honest with you: the title of this blog is essentially a lie. I will not really be reviewing A Hundred Horizons, not in the traditional sense. Rather, I will be talking about his worrisome coverage of the figure of Subhas Chandra Bose, a leader of...

April 30, 2018

    When speaking of Jewish history, the popular consensus is that Jews lived exclusively in diaspora since antiquity, with the Jewish Revolts of the Roman Period being the last period of Jewish political rule, and a short-lived one at that. Though this consensus is re...

March 20, 2018

    I’d originally been planning to write something completely untopical about the Khazar Empire because I always like talking about them, but something came up. Something that, frankly, makes me fairly angry. For those who do not know, I’m from the city of Athens, Geo...

February 11, 2018

    Written in the tumultuous 16th century, Machiavelli’s landmark book, The Prince, constitutes the foundation of modern political science. In it, he details through what methods a monarch should obtain and maintain power. Machiavelli himself, however, spent...

December 3, 2017

After North Korea’s recent missile test, Defense Secretary James Mattis declared the nation now had the capability to hit “everywhere in the world,” demonstrating the rising tensions between the United States and North Korea. Due to this new political climate, it feels...

October 29, 2017

    In the modern world, we often hear two very different stories regarding the Islamic doctrine of jihad. From anti-Islamic sources and so-called Jihadist terror groups, we hear that jihad is an endless war against all non-Muslims in which all infidels are targets. On...

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