Month: March 2018

Empire by Imitation?

From Imperial & Global Forum by Marc-William Palen: Historians have been busy chipping away at the myth of the exceptional American Empire, usually with an eye towards the British Empire. Most comparative studies of the two empires, however, focus on… Read More ›

How Did Cleopatra Die?

Cleopatra is perhaps one of the most recognized names of all ancient personalities. She is known as a clever temptress who helped reignite the Roman Civil Wars and oversaw the collapse of the Ptolemaic-Egyptian kingdom. Her life and death has… Read More ›

NATO Expansion: What Yeltsin Heard

From National Security Archive: Declassified documents from U.S. and Russian archives show that U.S. officials led Russian President Boris Yeltsin to believe in 1993 that the Partnership for Peace was the alternative to NATO expansion, rather than a precursor to… Read More ›

Pocahontas: The Real Story

From the U.S. History Scene by Sarah Moazeni: A young and statuesque Native American woman risks her life and the anger of her powerful father for a handsome and daring Englishman who sounds strangely like Mel Gibson.   They are parted… Read More ›