Lessons from the Trial of Philotas

After his victory at Gaugamela, Alexander the Great’s worst tendencies – his vanity above all, came out in greater force.…

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How The Vladimir Putin Myth Shattered in 7 Days

For over 20 years, Russia’s leader has assumed a carefully-constructed persona: the Vladimir Putin myth. He was Russia’s latter-day Czar,…

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Scipio and the Maiden of New Carthage

In 209 BC, the Second Punic War was at a precipice. Thanks to the efforts of leaders like the “Sword…

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How Alexander the Great Asserted His Authority

Because he was such a force of nature, we tend to think that Alexander the Great’s accession to the throne…

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The Fall of Andrew Cuomo and What You Must Learn From It

It’s official. After 17 months of self-congratulatory books, an Emmy, and all those “Cuomosexual” shirts, Andrew Cuomo is out. You…

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Was Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 Bull Moose Campaign a Mistake?

Power is as much about timing as it is personality and messaging. The life of Theodore Roosevelt is a great…

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Chinese Brainwashing Tactics of the Korean War

North Korea’s gamble had backfired. MacArthur’s had succeeded. The landings at Inchon took the North Koreans completely by surprise. Seoul…

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Lives of the Luminaries is now Available!

Ancient historians and philosophers like Herodotus and the Stoics believed that character and virtue determined fate. We have forgotten this,…

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Relena Peacecraft: Paragon of Power

In a world of moral corruption, war, and authoritarianism, she was to serve as an angel of deliverance. Relena Peacecraft…

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