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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How Nathan Handwerker Made the Hot Dog Famous

Nathan Handwerker had spunk, but not much else. Having arrived to the United States from one of the poorest parts…

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The Sword of Rome: Marcus Claudius Marcellus

It is late 216 BC. The Romans have just suffered a catastrophic defeat at Cannae. 40,000 Romans were packed in…

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How Glenn Youngkin Pulled off the Biggest Political Upset Since 2016

A political earthquake shook the United States this week. Its epicenter was in Virginia. I didn’t think it could be…

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Khasekhemwy: Egypt’s Re-Founding Father

Darkness clouds the land of Egypt. The two lands are divided once again, as Horus and Set renewed their eternal…

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Snefru: The “Good” Pyramid Builder of Egypt

Since the days of Imhotep, the kings of Egypt built their own Step Pyramids. These imitations have not lasted the…

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Francis Pegahmagabow: The Deadliest Warrior of World War I

War, freedom, and citizenship have always been intertwined. In the Roman Republic, the concept of citizenship itself was tied to…

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How Theodore Roosevelt Solved the 1902 Venezuela Crisis

The early 20th century saw increasing great power competition. The rise of the United States, Japan, and especially Germany disrupted…

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Leadership Lessons from Ron DeSantis

In the world of power, a year is an eternity. A year ago today, Andrew Cuomo was doing his Emmy…

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