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

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

2 years ago

Understanding John Maynard Keynes

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

2 years ago

A Confederate Flag Over The Washington Navy Yard

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

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

Donald Trump’s Nether Universe, and Napoleon Bonaparte

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

3 years ago

Why Ludwig Wittgenstein Matters

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

4 years ago

When the Going Gets Tough, Readers Go to Jane Austen

Jane Austen is a novelist to whom readers frequently turn when the going gets tough. Recently, Rachel Cohen’s Austen Years:…

4 years ago

Noblesse Oblige: Alan Strauss-Schom On How Napoleon III “Left France a Modern and Prosperous Nation”

Donald Trump has dramatically demonstrated how frighteningly easy it is to render character assassinations of opponents, manufacture fake news, and…

4 years ago

Understanding Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Duck-Rabbit

It was Ludwig Wittgenstein who sparked philosophical interest in what psychologists call ambiguous figures.[1] The phrase “seeing as” became a…

4 years ago

On Reading Proust: Jack Jordan on Marcel Proust’s Masterpiece In Search of Lost Time

This piece has been excerpted from Simply Proust by Jack Jordan, part of Simply Charly’s Great Lives series. When someone asks if…

4 years ago