"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

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...

 
Women of HistoryWomen of History

A site providing biographies of some of the fascinating women who have grac...

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

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

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

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

 
Sean's Russia BlogSean's Russia Blog

News and commentary on Russia.

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 
Shelly Barclay - Rewriting HistoryShelly Barclay - Rewriting History

Shelly Barclay rewrites history shedding new light on events long passed.

 


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Fascinating nugget son. How the yellow card was invented. It's a simple ideogram. Like the Chinese language. Should more be a logogram but let's not quibble.  You see son, living in an Information Age means that we have to digest more and more i...

Filing doesn't have to be dull. Here is the evidence — in more ways than one. These photos picture the FBI's overflow filing system, housed during World War II in the Washington, D.C. Armory. By the early 1940s, the FBI's archive housed more th...

The cult favorite documentary was produced to promote Tron's release, featuring a trippy plot and the strangest computer graphics this side of SIGGRAPH -- and it quickly became a staple of the LA club scene as visual accompaniment for whatever was fl...

Writer’s block is a condition that affects amateurs and people who aren’t serious about writing. So is the opposite, namely inspiration, which amateurs are also very fond of. Putting it another way: a professional writer is someone who writes jus...

Sam Houston

By jobsanger on Dec 14, 2014 in: history, pictures, Texas

The picture above is of Sam Houston -- hero of the Texas war for independence and the first president of the Republic of Texas. Houston also served as senator and governor after Texas became a state -- and was the only Southern governor to oppose sec...

Theseus

By Daily Salty on Dec 14, 2014 in: Greece, History

Kids Here's the story of a fascinating mythical character. We were in Athens long time back. Kannu was 4 or 5 years old when we were there. It's a beautiful city. I had the most wonderful time there. Lovely food. Great history. Wonderful friends. Gre...

I recently read Kenneth Pollack's Ph.D dissertation on The Influence of Arab culture on Arab Military Effectiveness (which later became a book). It is a very fine piece of social science which, alas, I doubt any important member of either the Obama o...