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.
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 […]
His rise through the ranks rested on noble largess he tapped into with his skill at arms and adept social maneuvering, and a level of ruthlessness and cunning that was shocking even at that time.
Last week, our system of government changed fundamentally. Last week, the President usurped the power to control taxes and spending without the input of Congress.
Real leaders are capable of humility. The posers must show strength at all times, because they are still trying to convince themselves.
They threw their tantrum and let out their rage, and the consequence was division, destruction, and disaster.
Outside of Central Europe, the Reformation would meet stiff resistance, as large established monarchies fought the rise of the first religious minority groups in their kingdoms. Eventually, these kingdom, such as France, would form coalitions to attempt to slow the spread of Protestantism.
The Electoral College was an elitist institution designed to keep populist buffoons out of the Presidency.
The news has lately been an unserious psychodrama, and journalists reduced to reporting an inane tweet punched out on the Presidential iPhone, or the latest entry in the impeached-or-not-impeached saga. […]