Theodore Roosevelt’s Early Life: A Model of Masculine Virtue

Men are struggling today. Pound-for-pound, they’re worse off than their female counterparts (who have their own problems, too). These struggles…

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In Praise of the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns

Once upon a time, Roman Reigns was a struggling hero. Clearly inhibited, he was condemned to play a character he…

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Louis Pasteur Invents the Rabies Vaccine and Breaks Through an Ossified Orthodoxy

Despite its aspirational pretensions, science is an enterprise just as subject to orthodoxy, hierarchy, social desirability bias, and ass-covering as…

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Diomedes: The Underrated Hero of the Iliad

In the early books of the Iliad, when Achilles withdraws from the Greek army in rage, Diomedes emerged as the…

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Boris Johnson: Clown or Genius?

Recently, Britain got a new prime minister, the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It came during a time of…

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Michael Ventris and the Decipherment of Linear B: How an “Amateur” Shocked the World

Many people shrink from fear when it comes to challenging the “experts,” especially in intellectual fields. We’ve previously met Heinrich…

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Heinrich Schliemann: Discoverer of Troy

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones that stay in the bubble of “reason” and…

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A Tribute to the Unanimous Mariano Rivera

“Unanimous” is a word that’s hard to come by these days, but this was one of those rare times. For…

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Imhotep: Egypt’s Genius who Became a God

When you look back to the far ancient world, a few structures will stand out in your mind’s eye, rising…

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