Quick Hits: The Senate and People of Rome

Roman History is one of my favorite subjects. I have read about the Roman Legions, Caesar and the Republic since I was a boy. In college, I never really took any Ancient History courses, or studied Rome formally, but it is one of my favorite subjects to read up on and to write on. I …

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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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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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