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Beware of sure things in American politics

If history is any indication, Hillary may not be such a sure thing after all.…

The Warsaw Uprising and the tragedy of Poland

On August 1st, 1944, the Polish Home Army tried to seize control of the city from the Germans in advance of the Soviet arrival.…

Richard Nixon’s summer from hell

It was 40 summers ago that Nixon’s world finally crashed.…

GDP an economic measure best suited to an earlier era

Modern economies are more complicated beasts.…

John Turner’s poisoned chalice

30 years ago, the Liberal ‘saviour’ briefly became Prime Minister.…

The shot heard around the world

The heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated on June 28, 1914 and within a matter of weeks Europe was at war,…

From Bannockburn to Culloden

The quest for Scottish independence is a little more complicated than history suggests.…

Father’s Day and popular poets

For my father, a gripping narrative engaging the imagination was what poetry was all about.…

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