Published in the Rivard Report, May 20, 2020
Trump is a populist demagogue in the spirit of Latin American caudillos of the past. But the future he points to is darker and nihilistic, one that can be found in its later stages in the gangster state of Putin’s Russia. The period immediately leading up to and following the 2020 elections is defined by […]
The coalescing of the religious factions into distinct political blocks transformed a civil war into a European geopolitical struggle for influence in the French kingdom.
Both sides of the conflict began arming for civil war. In an attempt to consolidate their gains, the Catholic armies besieged several Huguenot strongholds including La Rochelle.
The French Wars of Religion were another prominent and extended chapter of the waves of religious wars that plagued Europe in the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation. The particular conflict in France was between the French Catholics and a group of Protestants known as the Huguenots. Their battles raged from 1562 to 1598 and claimed […]
A Fitting Coda to a Year Like No Other Occasionally we seem to bear witness to something important. It’s the unsettling feeling of looking into the void of unwritten history and the weight of uncertainty bearing down. It makes life seem interesting. And ominous. I was too young to remember 9/11, only the barely concealed awkwardness […]