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The Rabbit Hole: Politics & Prose

Apr 26, 2019

The story of the underdog, the small rising up over the strong, the few and far between times that one man, or group of men, survive against all the odds, against fate itself. What is it about these stories that leave us with a breath held in our chests, and why do we identify so readily with those in the supposedly...

Apr 19, 2019

The Mueller report in all its decadent glory revealed to be an exoneration? The gnashing of teeth and the wailing of discontent as they realize two years of conspiracy pedaling may be about to end. What can we learn from the Thracian gladiator Spartacus about how power repeatedly fails to recognize genuine uprisings as...

Apr 14, 2019

Do the fates decide when to put the right person in place? Who are history’s most notable examples of the right man at the right time? Are we witnessing the creation of modern legends right now, today? And what leads people to rise to the occasion when no one else can?

Apr 2, 2019

What is the future of the European Union? What can we learn from one of history’s greatest military commanders about the eventual fate of those who force empire against the wishes of real people, people committed to freedom? Today we look back to Ancient times to divine the fate of those who seek to impose their rule....