History

From the Peloponnesian War to Putin 

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine echoes Athens’ invasion of Melos in the Peloponnesian War

In Defense of Cold War Liberalism 

Hard to imagine why Yale University Press would publish Samuel Moyn’s new book when its narrative is so detached from reality

A Decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind

Non-Americans have long seen America as a fairer international dealer than her rivals. But why?

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part IV: The Dismal Ethics of Revolutionary Violence

Revolutionary violence is never ethically justified

Stop Making History A Weapon 

We must learn not to be contented with nuggets of simplified history that reinforce our existing views

The Russo-Ukrainian War Through History’s Lens

The history of Imperial Russia is more relevant than ever with the invasion of Ukraine

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part III: The American War for Independence

Part 3 of Eric Patterson’s series on Just War

Moral vs. Immoral Resistance Part II: Dietrich Bonhoeffer vs. Colombia’s Terrorists

What is the difference between a terrorist and a freedom-fighter? Part 2 of Eric Patterson’s 4-part series on Just War.

Rediscovering America’s Purpose

America was once the world’s arsenal of democracy, can it be again?

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