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Anthology: How Switzerland Remained Neutral In Two World Wars

How was Switzerland able to remain neutral in the two world wars? Why was a tiny mountainous nation of watch-makers, bankers, and chocolateers able to dictate their own fate at a time when nobody else could? In this episode I answer this listener question and three...
Meet Pico, The 23-Year-Old Wunderkind Who Kicked Off the Renaissance

Meet Pico, The 23-Year-Old Wunderkind Who Kicked Off the Renaissance

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (Pico for short) was the wunderkind of the Renaissance. In 1486, at the age of 23 he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion, philosophy, natural philosophy, and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the Oration on the Dignity of...
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