Category Archives: History

The American Revolution Was a Mistake

There is probably no revolution in world history that is today as widely celebrated as the one led by thirteen of the North American British colonies between 1775 and 1783. Popular portrayals of this conflict typically cast the British as … Continue reading

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Against Revolution

Popular culture is filled with positive depictions of rebellion against oppressive governments and other power structures: Star Wars, Braveheart, V for Vendetta, Hunger Games, etc. Rebellion makes for a nice underdog story and provides an easy justification for our beleaguered … Continue reading

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Escaping the Narrow Provincialism of Your Time and Place

If you’re reading this, chances are you live in a Western country, probably somewhere in the English speaking world. Have you ever noticed that almost all of the people around you – and probably you as well – hold a … Continue reading

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