A fascinating look at how to dress spies appropriately, because one wrong seam or button could give your asset away.
They fought and died for America, and America turned its back on them. Heartbreaking story on Filipino-American veterans.
We may never fully fathom other cultures, so claims this Nautilus essay. To bolster its case it presents Friar Sahagun’s ethnography of the Mexica civilization. It’s gruesome and bloody, with lurid tales of a mountain of human sacrifice. But it’s also part of a strange culture with a hierarchy of nobility that the article equates to upper crust England.
St. Augustine on BBC In Our Time.
A capsule summary of the exciting life of Claire Boothe Luce, wife of Henry Luce, who provided the funds for Silliman University’s Luce Auditorium.
Is the gun the basis of Anglo civilization? Provocative question from Aeon.
Rather than a handbook for tyrants, Machiavelli wrote The Prince as an ironical work, according to political scientist Erica Benner. Machiavelli was an ardent Republican during the time of the Medicis, de facto rulers of Florence, when the swing towards monarchy was strong. Read this way, The Prince can be seen as a cautionary work into the workings of tyranny and how best to recognize and fight it.