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Dictator's Handbook Summary

Dictator’s Handbook Summary

What is the Dictator’s Handbook summary? Dictator’s Handbook Summary History textbooks love to highlight the villainous American businessmen who have “exploited” workers, taken advantage of the public, and wielded so much power. Government officials, on...

Jamestown Colony Virginia Facts

Jamestown Colony Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America, is located near present-day Williamsburg, Virginia. Eestablished on May 14, 1607, the colony gave England its first foothold in the European competition for the New World, which had...
Battle of Princeton Summary Facts

Battle of Princeton: January 3, 1777

The Battle of Princeton was a battle of the American Revolutionary War, fought near Princeton, New Jersey on January 3, 1777. It ended in a small victory for the Colonials. General Lord Cornwallis had left 1,400 British troops under the command of Lieutenant Colonel...
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Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World

In 2017, over 47,000 Americans died as the result of opioid overdoses, more than died annually in this country during the peak of the AIDs epidemic, and more than die every year from breast cancer. But despite the unprecedented efforts of regulators, activists,...

Hollywood Hates History, Part 4—The Green Berets (1968)

John Wayne was 62 years old when he tried to portray a fit Vietnam War Green Beret colonel, but the obvious age gap isn’t the only head scratcher in this film. Released in 1968, the film was Lyndon B. Johnson-approved attempt to shift American opinion on the...
renaissance

The Renaissance: Myths and Facts

The Renaissance is a widely misunderstood period in European history; art and culture was reformed but the past was not wholly discarded. Below is an account from a book by Anthony Esolen on this time period. The frequency of assassination, the perennial plots, the...
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How Did Slavery Cause the Civil War

How Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? Myths and Facts

How did slavery cause the Civil War? In order to discuss this question, we must examine the nature of slavery in 1861 and determine if it was in fact a dying institution, as some claim. How Did Slavery Cause the Civil War? The Myth By 1860 Southerners had convinced...
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