Excommunicated and Outlawed: Putin and Bonaparte, The Pariahs of Europe

2 years ago

The similarities between Vladimir Putin and Napoleon Bonaparte are at once striking. Napoleon was at the apogee of his career and power in the…

Understanding John Maynard Keynes

2 years ago

This piece has been excerpted from Simply Keynes by Roger Backhouse, part of Simply Charly's Great Lives series. John Maynard…

The Tractatus at 100: Exploring the Lasting Impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Masterpiece

2 years ago

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Published in 1922, the Tractatus has…

Hitler’s Favorite Jew: The Enigma of Otto Weininger

3 years ago

This piece has been excerpted from a forthcoming book titled Hitler's Favorite Jew: The Enigma of Otto Weininger by Allan…

A Confederate Flag Over The Washington Navy Yard

3 years ago

“A large Confederate flag can be seen flying over the Washington Navy Yard,” General Ben Butler told the English war…

T. S. Eliot in Love and Los Angeles: A Photo Essay

3 years ago

The following piece on poet and Nobel Prize laureate T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), whose birthday is on Sept. 26, was written…

Donald Trump’s Nether Universe, and Napoleon Bonaparte

3 years ago

By any measure, Donald Trump was trumped by Napoleon Bonaparte. Admittedly, the US President has a rather remarkable record for…

Capitalism Reconsidered

3 years ago

What is capitalism and is it a good thing? The OED gives the following definition under “capitalism”: “an economic and political system…

Why Ludwig Wittgenstein Matters

3 years ago

This piece has been excerpted from Simply Wittgenstein by James C. Klagge, part of Simply Charly's Great Lives series. Ludwig…

Darwin, Evolution and Economics

3 years ago

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution includes two generative components: mutation and natural selection. Mutation generates genetic variants and hence phenotypes;…