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The National Question


It is common wisdom that Europe’s overly secretive and entangling web of alliances at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries were responsible for the horror of the First World War. When Gavrilo Princip assassinated Franz and Sophie Ferdinand on the streets of Sarajevo, the inevitable countdown to war began and […]


The Lemmings


This analysis and my own thinking on the correlation between demographics, technology, prices and their manifestation in human societies owes an inestimable debt to the work of David Hackett Fischer and his outstanding work in “The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History” (Oxford University Press, 11 November 1999). Most of the first […]


The World Has Moved On


 We live in a world convulsed by great, and seemingly increasing, instability. Thanks to the delights of 24-hour news channels, we also have legions of analysts and experts to dissect in painful and often erroneous detail the ills of the day. The trivialization of news, the explosion in amount of “information”, the disappearance of traditional forums […]


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John Adams


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