Author Archives: John Rossi

The World War I Battle That Changed the World Forever

105 years ago, a decisive engagement on the Marne River transformed warfare, destroyed Europe, and unleashed totalitarianism.

Reconsidering Rudyard Kipling

Was the author and poet best known for ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Kim’ truly a racist imperialist?

The Strange Decline of H.L. Mencken

No American writer has wielded such influence. So why is he so little known today?

The 3 Unrelated Events That Touched Off the Cold War

After World War II, Americans had hope for the Soviets. Powerful winds would change that, and quickly.

Communists of New York

Documenting the Big Apple’s coterie of fellow travelers and outright Reds in the age of McCarthy.