Tag: World History

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. This Week’s Book Review: Seapower States

 

Free markets and representative government combined to create unprecedented wealth since 1800. During the 20th century, three major conflicts were won by the coalition better representing those two traits.

“Seapower States: Maritime Culture, Continental Empires, and the Conflict that Made the Modern World,” by Andrew Lambert examines the roles maritime cultures play fostering progress. Lambert holds that nations depending on seapower must necessarily favor free trade and possess representative governments.

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Victor Davis Hanson gives listeners a guided tour of his new book, “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won.” More

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Histories are strongly colored by their origins. On less popular subjects, we often hear or read only a single perspective. On popular subjects, one perspective tends to dominate… and it’s not always the most honest. I’d like to invite all Ricochetti to share their favorite history books, links, or anecdotes. Many member posts have offered […]

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I noticed this interesting graphic in Ricochet’s Twitter feed. What observations might we make based on this image shared by Daniel Pipes? More

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Have you ever wondered who you might have become if you had been born in a different place and time? It’s an impossible challenge, of course. Though genetics plays a strong role in personality, too much develops in response to experience and conditioning to become the same person under different circumstances. More

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