Lech Walesa turns 75 in September and 35 years ago won the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s probably the most important labor leader of our era.
The Spartans opened themselves up to attacks when they tried to impose their way of life upon the people they subjugated.
The last tsar of Russia and his family are a reminder of the light of faith that the darkness of communism could not put out.
Themistocles convinced the Spartans to join the Athenians to fight and ultimately crush the Persians at the Battle of Plataea in 479 B.C.
Everyone has a right to be outraged by the separation of families, but no one should trivialize history’s most horrific tragedy while expressing dissent.
The Spartans’ integral role in the victory over Persia changed the course of human history forever.
AP classes, and the College Board, have too large a role in defining the curriculum of American high schools due to their de facto monopoly on the college-credit system for high schoolers.
It’s idiotic to decide who is important to study based on what their skin and hair looks like rather than our available knowledge about their civilization and its effects on the world.
The elaborate social and political structure of Spartan society can teach us much about self-governance today.
There is nothing new under the sun, just different justifications for similar ideas. The Enlightenment had their own for racism, just as all ages have.
Looking at the formation of the state of Israel through the lens of the Holocaust isn’t really the right way to understand it. Instead, what really matters is the postwar history.
Had another prince of Wales’s crush on a White House princess ended differently, the first fairy-tale royal-American wedding could have taken place two centuries ago.
Ideas do have consequences, and the ideas of Karl Marx are the deadliest the world has ever known. So why are we celebrating this enabler of mass murder?
There are many reasons our young people need to know history. Once, ‘never again’ meant something, and it still needs to.
Despite the passage of a century, the Turkish government seems to have grown more resistant to hearing that its Ottoman forebears had anything to do with the mass killings of Armenians.
The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is at its core a clash of unbridgeable historical narratives, not just a dispute over land, territory, and security.
The horror these Polish children saw and hopelessness they felt are unfathomable to most Americans. Yet they emerged from the crucible.
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