Daniel Larison

Posts in category “history”

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Holy Thursday matters to Christians. Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry explains. The role of …

Posted April 18th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Tolstoy in Crimea. Charles King recounts some of the novelist’s experiences as …

Posted March 28th, 2014

Thoughtless Rhetoric and Foreign Rebellions

Bryan Cartledge’s history of Hungary, The Will to Survive, has been described …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Weekly Roundup

Egypt’s new dictator. Gregg Carlstrom profiles Abdel Fatah el-Sisi. Germany considers how …

Posted February 21st, 2014

Weekly Roundup

The ruins of Ani. A photo gallery of the medieval Armenian Bagratuni …

Posted January 31st, 2014

1914 and “Rhyming” History

I was interested to read the Margaret MacMillan essay Rod Dreher linked …

Posted December 16th, 2013

The Myth of the “Honest Broker”

Andrew Bacevich reviewed American Umpire for the current issue of the magazine. …

Posted August 13th, 2013

Reducing Russia to a Caricature

William Deresiewicz offers a rather bleak interpretation of Russia and its history: …

Posted July 25th, 2013

St. Catherine’s Monastery

Ladan Cher visits St. Catherine’s Monastery at Mt. Sinai and talks about …

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Bush and the “Objective Historians” (II)

Matt Fay has written a thoughtful response to yesterday’s post on Bush’s …

Posted July 2nd, 2013

Castlereagh and Nonintervention

One of the things I found most interesting about Castlereagh’s post-1815 direction …

Posted April 15th, 2013

Akribeia and Orthodoxy

In his contribution to a Byzantine studies symposium at the University of …

Posted March 24th, 2013

The “Isolationist” British Empire

James Rubin shouldn’t be offering anyone history lessons: But generals and historians …

Posted March 20th, 2013

David Brooks and the Donatists

David Brooks talks about Donatists: The problem with the Donatists, Augustine argued, …

Posted March 14th, 2013

CPAC Hawks’ Bad History and Worse Foreign Policy

Thanks to Jordan Bloom for covering the CPAC panel on war and …

Posted March 14th, 2013

The Verdict of Battle and Wars to Remake Other Nations

As the tenth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war approaches, …

Posted March 11th, 2013

The Verdict of Battle and the “Right Side” of History

James Whitman says something in The Verdict of Battle that is related …

Posted March 11th, 2013