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The Making of Éamon de Valera

How did a buttoned-up conservative become an Irish revolutionary?

June 17, 2016

The Debtor’s Road to Peace and Prosperity

How borrowing nations have built power and wealth of their own

May 19, 2015

England’s Game of Thrones

The Tudors, despite their despotism and drama, solved many political problems in the late middle ages.

June 6, 2014

Empire’s Aftermath

The lessons of colonialism’s collapse and unruly wake, as taught by Michael Burleigh’s Small Wars, Far Away Places

September 18, 2013

The Map to Power

Why geography trumps ideology

September 13, 2012