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On ‘living in the present’

James Schall SJ | 27 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: freedom, history, rights
When history is bunk, so much else is too.

Not learning from history

Ronnie Smith | 21 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, history, Vietnam War
The advance of years leads to a loss of one's own historical context.

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Michael Kirke | 08 April 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ancient Rome, book reviews, Christianity, history
An exciting history of a great and cruel people

A history of English ... in five words

Simon Horobin | 26 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: English language, history, linguistics
The diverse origins of our global lingua franca.

The man who held the mandate of heaven

Geoffrey Shaw | 03 December 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: diplomacy, history, Ngo Dinh Diem, USA, Vietnam War
The Kennedy Administration lost the Vietnam War by ousting South Vietnam's president, Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963.

Sandblasting history

Michael Cook | 27 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Princeton University, progressivism, racism, Woodrow Wilson
Student activists have forced Princeton University to repudiate the legacy of Woodrow Wilson.

Author captures the essence of the ANZAC legend

Jane Fagan | 30 October 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: Australia, history, picture books, WWI

Famous illustrator highlights courage of WWI soldiers

Jane Fagan | 16 September 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: history, picture books, WWI

Quantum geopolitics

Reva Bhalla | 29 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, history, turkey
Can the lessons of modern physics help forecast our geopolitical future?

Anzac: a soldierly spirit that doesn’t fade away

Rowan Light | 24 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: ANZAC Day, history, war
One hundred years after a disastrous World War I campaign its mythic power is stronger than ever.

No pet is more loyal than a dog

Jennifer Minicus | 22 April 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: animals, history, non-fiction, picture books

How Winston Churchill lost the 1945 election

Alun Wyburn-Powell | 23 January 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Winston Churchill
The greatest statesman of the 20th century died 50 years ago tomorrow.

The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and brutal

Norman Housley | 09 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, Islam, Islamic State, Middle Ages
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.

World War I centenary: five historians, two questions

Dragan Stavljanin | 29 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, World War I
What caused it? Can it happen again?

On its 237th birthday, some of America’s problems haven’t changed

Dave Richards | 04 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, USA
Many national issues today remain eerily similar to the problems faced by Washington and his colleagues.

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