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R.I.P. Eric Hobsbawm: Child of The Lost Generation

I have written before about Dr. Hobsbawm.  I will not elaborate nor defend what British institutions have borne, namely a brilliant yet terribly misplaced intellect primarily shaped in the cauldron that became the First World War and its aftermath, namely … Continue reading

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Genocide, Francophile Africa & The Colonial Mind

Contemporary education is no longer capable of discerning nor appreciating the philosophical distinctions that reeled the ancient world, any person familiar with Patristic thought can indeed understand how Francophile Africa, specifically Rwanda became a conduit for genocide.  Yes, the British … Continue reading

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The Balfour Declaration, The Founding Of Israel & The Major Figures Who Carved Out The Arab Israeli Conflict

The current problems dominating the Middle East make it virtually impossible for anyone born after the 1970’s to understand the factors that contributed to the making of Israel.  I know of only two authors who have driven a neat, historically … Continue reading

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Why Study Ancient Greece Or Rome? The Significance Of Antiquity & The Collapse Of Empire

From the birth of Rome to Augustus’ final counterinsurgency program known as the Pax Romana, Rome had been at continuous war for over five hundred years.  The architecture of such a foreign policy was a maxim Augustus bequeathed to his … Continue reading

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