Quick Hits: Violation of The Marquess Of Queensberry Rules

I love boxing. Some of my earliest memories are watching Mike Tyson fights with my old man, or going to Atlantic City and watching fights with him too. The raw, unbridled nature of the sport attracted me, but as I got older I came to appreciate the rules and regulations of the sport even more. …

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The Importance Of Books In The Digital Age of Partisan Politics

Anybody can become a youtube or instagram star these days. Countless folks write a status on facebook or shoot out a tweet to the void, think nothing of it and go to bed... only to wake up hours later and realize their post has gone viral. This is good and bad; the common people have …

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Augusto Pinochet: The Rise and Fall of a Right Wing Warrior

Augusto Pinochet Ugarte led the country of Chile for 17 years (1973-1990) and used torture, repression, and even political killings to keep a firm hold on power. His tactics show a clear example of state sponsored terrorism. Pinochet’s rule is a highly interesting one because of his outright use of terrorism to maintain control and …

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Quick Hits: Sometimes arguing isn’t necassary

Last week I published an article about using arguments and different perspectives to write new and informative pieces on old subjects. I generally adhere to this idea and believe that having an argument or thesis is a good way to write an article, especially when it is a history related article. Modern politics and the garbage …

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Great Books And The Eastern World: Why is there no requisite canon?

I am a huge fan of the Western Canon. It's a list of great books, authors, concepts and other important and classic ideas that have lasted throughout the century in the Western World. The Western World is usually considered places descended from Europe and the places Europe colonized. Plato, Socrates, Aristotle? Check. Voltaire, Bentham, Burke? Of …

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Campaigning to Victory: The End of An Era? A bit on the “theory” of campaigns

Throughout history there has been a focus on various campaigns, battles and wars. Each of these has their definition and place within military history. A campaign is a long term, large scale military operation that incorporates multiple battles and is usually a part of a larger scale conflict (a war). Campaigns have an end goal, …

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Viewpoints and Angles: Making or Breaking an Article

When I read an interesting piece that I really enjoy, it often advances some sort of argument. The blandest, most boring articles I read are just flowery non-sense that spit out facts anyone can find on Wikipedia. I prefer to read articles grounded on facts and solid research, but that mainly have an idea or …

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Quick Hits: New Directions, Same Old Stuff

Good morning everyone. Today's article is about the interplay of technology and "real life". More specifically, it's about how podcasts can make a long drive to work more tolerable, or even beneficial. It's good to be back writing, and I'm grateful I still have interested readers. We will continue to grow and improve, thanks again …

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Dreams into Reality: The Underpinnings of Science Fiction

Science Fiction has been around for a bit. There's a few examples of some ancient stories, and one can argue (it's a reach, if you ask me) that ancient mythology pretty much filled the role for the ancients, what Science Fiction fills for us in the present day. The "science" behind speculative fiction and fantasy …

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