History

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

08/27/10

In 1985, a visitor to China strolling about Beijing or Shanghai could expect to see in a day perhaps 10-20 cars struggling to make their way through a phalanx of bicycles and streaming rivers of... Continue

Creating Something Better

08/23/10

A few weeks ago, political commentator and former Reagan speechwriter, Peggy Noonan, joined the chorus of those questioning whether the current generation leading America will leave America’s... Continue

Our Modern Age of Exploration

08/05/10

In 1914, toward the end of the Age of Exploration, former US President, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and famed Brazilian scientist and explorer, Colonel Candido Rondon, led a team of naturalists and... Continue

Whose Debt Is It Anyway?

07/22/10

In the depths of World War II, when the course of battle was looking most bleak, American forces went on an unusual offensive. War heroes like Medal of Honor Marine Sergeant John Basilone joined... Continue

The Death of E.Z. Money

07/08/10

It is sobering to write an obituary, particularly for someone who has touched many of us so deeply, who has become an integral part of our lives, and who in passing leaves a void impossible to fill.... Continue

What’s Our Context?

06/17/10

In The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, (1776), British historian Edward Gibbon began his tale with Trajan, emperor from 98 to 117 BCE, when Rome was at its geographic zenith. He traced Rome’s... Continue