"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

War, history, and science in a fractured world. A hopefully educated and ob...

 
Your New RealityYour New Reality

There are so many kinds of reality, it's hard to keep track. Let me he...

 
AnceStories: The Stories of My AncestorsAnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

My personal blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges...

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 
Archaeology in Europe BlogArchaeology in Europe Blog

Archaeological news from Europe

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
The Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World IssuesThe Menso Guide to War, Conflict and World Issues

Analysis of conflicts that lead to violence, with emphasis on the Middle Ea...

 


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Guest: Artemy Kalinovsky on The Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan published by Cornell University Press.

Queen Victoria’s unsatisfactory grandson, Prince Albert Duke of Clarence, second in line to the British throne, desperately needed a bride. Earlier attempts to marry this useless duke off to foreign princesses had failed, so Queen Victoria was reli...

(Graphic image is by Ben Wiseman in The New York Times.)The Republicans already controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. With the confirmation of Kavanaugh, they now also control the Supreme Court. They have not had this much power ove...

Guest: Matthias Neumann on communism, youth, and generation.

Born in Nymphenburg Castle Munich, Ludwig (1845-1886) was a mem­ber of the Wittelsbach dynasty. He became King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1864 at 18 when his father died, but alas for the Bavarians, Ludwig had no interest in politics. He became a lonel...

    Social media abounds with #IBelieveHer. Something tells me Christine Blasey Ford — Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser — has made history. In the embrace of the left side of the aisle, she is being enshrined as a survivor of Kav...

This is part of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's weak argument for not changing the current date of the national holiday known as Australia Day, which has been something of a movable feast since inception.Newcastle Herald, 4 October 2018:"You don...