The Shining City: Classical Athens and its Historiography

Classical Athens was a titan in the ancient world, a city-state resplendent with wealth and power. Her powerful navy was known throughout the Near East as a significant military force, while the city’s machine of commerce hummed as this power earned its strength through trade. From its rise as a significant city-state during the aftermath … Continue reading The Shining City: Classical Athens and its Historiography

Sacrifices Buried

Throughout the Second World War in the European theatre—from the invasion of Poland to Operation Barbarossa and the Fall of Berlin—the Allied Powers fought vigorously and sacrificed much to eradicate the evilest regime in the history of the world. Tens of millions died from the battlefields to the bombed cities and the concentration camps, both … Continue reading Sacrifices Buried

End the State of the Union Spectacle

The first President of the United States, George Washington, gave the first ever State of the Union on January 8, 1790, at Federal Hall in New York City. He addressed both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and to many modern readers, it might appear to be reminiscent of the modern State of the … Continue reading End the State of the Union Spectacle