Category Archives: History

A Classical Scholar’s View of World War II

A day or two following Christmas is nerd nirvana for me.  I take all of my Barnes and Noble gift cards to the nearest store to stock up on a six month’s supply of books. I am an avid student … Continue reading

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A Largely Secular Journey

I feel a bit of a kinship with Robert Wright, the author of the recently published book “Why Buddhism is True.” Roughly a decade or so ago, Wright also published a book titled “The Evolution of God,” which complemented another … Continue reading

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The Strange Inspirations of Nation-Building

A social media conversation with a few friends this morning served as a reminder of how truly fascinating the study of nation-building through the adoption of flags, symbols and other devices and practices often proves to be. In an attempt … Continue reading

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