Articles on controversy in history

controversy in history

What the fall of the Wall did not change
George Friedman | 12 November 2014
tags: Berlin Wall, freedom
It is difficult to remember how seductive Marxism was and how frightening Soviet power was.

The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and brutal
Norman Housley | 09 September 2014
tags: history, Islam, Islamic State, Middle Ages
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.

To the shores of Tripoli
George Friedman | 09 July 2014
tags: foreign entanglements, foreign policy, USA
From the very beginning, the US could not avoid "foreign entanglements".

Are the Roman martyrs a self-serving Christian myth?
N. Clayton Croy | 19 May 2014
tags: Christianity, early Christianity, history, martyrs
A Notre Dame professor claims that sustained early Christian persecution is a myth.

Why I hate Anzac Day
Angela Shanahan | 25 April 2014
tags: ANZAC Day, nationalism, World War I
Australians are forgetting the tragic waste of life in an ill-conceived campaign in World War I.

Faith and science: a dialogue, not a debate
Megan Hodder | 28 January 2014
tags: obituaries, science and faith
Ian Barbour’s life demonstrated the harmony between physics and faith.

The Christmas tree, a Christian tradition
Michael Durnan | 16 December 2013
tags: Christianity, Christmas
A story of old England and Germany.

Revolutionary, democrat, statesman
Christopher Szabo | 11 December 2013
tags: Communism, Nelson Mandela, South Africa
There was another side to "Saint Nelson", says a South African journalist.

Ukraine’s forgotten tragedy
Natalia Churikova | 25 November 2013
tags: Communism, Holodomor, Ukraine
Eighty years after Stalin turned the Ukraine into a death camp where millions died of starvation, few remember.

History is another casualty of Syria’s war
Emma Cunliffe | 04 September 2013
tags: archaeology, Syria
Our past is disappearing as looters with guns and bulldozers pillage some of the world's richest archeological sites.

Too many victims to remember
Dmytro Moroz and Claire Bigg | 03 September 2013
On August 18, 1941, the Soviet government killed scores of thousands of its own citizens. No one remembers.

A sense of purpose
Peter Smith | 09 April 2013
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.

The truth about the “Dirty War” and the Pope
Pedro Dutour | 26 March 2013
tags: Argentina, Dirty War, Pope Francis, torture
Smears about the new Pope have echoed around the world. But leading human rights activists in Argentina deny them.

The myth of disappearing Lebanese Christians
Michael Cook | 20 February 2013
tags: demography, Lebanon
A bombshell report shows that Christians are making a demographic comeback in Lebanon because of tumbling Muslim birth rates.

Lebanon’s secret
Michael Cook | 18 September 2012
tags: Benedict XVI, Islam, Lebanon
The Pope seems to be connecting with the Muslim world in a way that no other world leader has.

Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate
Carolyn Moynihan | 14 September 2012
tags: Catholic Church, contraception, natural family planning
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.

Reverend Moon versus the scientists
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2012
tags: cults, human enhancement, science
The Moonie founder was not the only one with a messiah complex.

Is Man by Nature in Relation to the Infinite?
Robert R. Reilly | 30 August 2012
tags: Christianity, Islam, reason
The notion of "let's be reasonable about this" has a long history and a deep meaning behind it.

Mexico’s growing pains
George Friedman | 22 August 2012
tags: Mexico, Stratfor
"Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States!" said one of its presidents one hundred years ago. Not much has changed.

Time to reform the Reformation
Eamon Duffy | 17 July 2012
tags: Catholicism, England, Reformation
For 500 years, England has denied its Catholic heritage. In our multicultural era, it is high time for the conventional wisdom to be questioned, says a leading historian.

A Kulturkampf primer
Michael Cook | 03 July 2012
tags: Catholic Church, culture wars, history, Kulturkampf
The best-known culture war was fought in 19th Century Germany, pitting Prussia's Iron Chancellor against the Catholic Church. The Iron Chancellor lost.

Who dares attack my Chesterton?
Zac Alstin | 01 June 2012
tags: Christopher Hitchens, G.K. Chesterton, Nazism
Christopher Hitchens' last piece of journalism was a all-out attack on another great journalist, G.K. Chesterton. He came off second best.

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