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London: Churchill's Tailor

Barry Singer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Style
Barry Singer

Henry Poole himself was long gone even by the time Churchill arrived, but Poole's descendants continue to ply his elegant trade very close by to the family's pioneering original location on Savile Row. I decided to pay them a visit.

PHOTOS: 5,000 Re-Enactors Bring The Battle Of Waterloo Back To Life

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 06.18.2015 | World

Thousands of re-enactors descended on the Belgian town of Waterloo on Thursday to relive the historic battle that took place there 200 years ago and b...

How Journalists Could Conquer The World

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.14.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

The idea of having to 'preserve' the 'profession' is indicative of the terrible state of journalism, not just in Canada, but around the world. The profession of journalism is in trouble, ironically, not because there is not enough information in the world. Their problem is that there is too much information in the world.

Why the French Army Collapsed at Waterloo

Boria Sax | Posted 06.12.2015 | World
Boria Sax

Not since the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) had a Continental army battled continuously for so long a time, and soldiers of the early seventeenth century were notorious for flouting the wishes of their officers.

What Is News Worth?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.13.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

Yesterday's announcement that major news organizations would now be carried on Facebook was just one more indication of the dire straits that the news business finds itself in (not to end in a preposition).

Soldier's Skeleton Identified 200 Years After Battle

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.08.2015 | Science

An amateur military historian claims to have identified a 200-year-old skeleton that was found three years ago under a parking lot at the site of the ...

Only a United West Can Stop Putin

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 05.10.2015 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

MADRID -- The struggle for influence in Ukraine is a game that Putin cannot afford to lose. He gained the upper hand early in the crisis with the annexation of Crimea. Now, in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region, he is shrewdly forcing a divided and risk-averse West to choose between war and accommodation.

Beyond Napoleon, Others Famous Visitors Turned up in St. Helena Voluntarily (Part 7)

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.07.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Before Napoleon went into forced retirement on St. Helena, courtesy of the British and Prussians who kicked his arse at the battle of Waterloo, several other historical figures set foot on this remote rock lost in the South Atlantic, 1,200 miles from Africa and 2,000 miles from Brazil.

Electoral Systems and the Democracy Gap in Southern Europe

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.28.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The discrepancy between the U.S. and Europe in what concerns direct democracy is shocking and absurd in this day and age. Current electoral systems in Southern Europe are an assault on the ideal of a modern democracy.

Napoleon' Last Hurrah - A Grave With No Name on St. Helena: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away From It All on the Looney Front (Part 5)

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The remote South Atlantic island of St. Helena is forever linked with the name of Napoleon Bonaparte, the megalomaniacal Corsican-cum-French emperor who was exiled there by the British in 1815.

What's New in Russia? Moscow 2014

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting Russia three times in 2014 as the Ukraine crisis unfolded was insightful. For current events, but also for a look at what sites are being restored, opened and primed for tourists.

Sad Presentiments

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I think often, especially recently, of this particular etching by Francisco Goya, the frontispiece to a suite of 82 prints Los Desastres de la Guerra (Disasters of War).

War -- Art -- Peace: II

Frank Browning | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

"The Disasters of War" is an original, unprecedented exhibition. Partisans of one camp or another in each of the conflicts will likely leave the museum enraged.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Bloody Carny Fights: Then, Now and Future

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

We all fight for our bit of colored ribbon, for what we want, however small or grand. How strange is it then that people who work with their hands, fight with their fists.

Obama, Putin and Ukraine: No Charge of the Light Brigade But A Big Unnecessary Crisis

William Bradley | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Even though Putin lectured Obama at length, after forcing him to come to his dacha outside Moscow, about Russia's concerns, with a very special emphasis on Ukraine, the reality that the administration had to deal not with a nice ally and potential buddy but a tough guy with very clearly defined limits did not sink in.

Public Education in France -- A Farce of Napoleonic Proportions

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Well how can anyone succeed with no confidence? How can one gain confidence when the system beats it out of you?

When in Doubt, Blame It on Napoléon

Layla Demay | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Layla Demay

Why exactly do you hate Napoléon? At this point, for anything and everything. But let me be more specific. I can tell you that Napoléon is responsible for all the affliction, torment and suffering of today's world.

Copy Of Napoleon's Will Up For Auction

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

PARIS — PARIS (AP) — The frail Napoleon knew he was near his end as he penned his will, a document that requested his ashes be scattered along...

The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor

Ridley Howard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts
Ridley Howard

John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.

Sex, Lust, Romance and Foreign Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

The impact of romance on international affairs could never have been more evident than during the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15, an episode still hailed as one of the most important diplomatic events in modern history.

Why Candidates for Detroit City Council and Mayor Need an Education Policy

Dan Varner | Posted 10.16.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

If we demand that they help us improve the quality of the education being offered our children, they will have no choice but to listen.

Napoleon's Ruthless Career Advice

William Dietrich | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
William Dietrich

Few have risen as high and fallen as hard as Napoleon Bonaparte, who could have written a good book of cutthroat career advice. Here's what he might tell a business school.

Russia Is a Proud and Powerful Country

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Tweeting melodiously, Alexei Pushkov, of the foreign affairs committee in Russia's lower house of parliament, lets fly an observation: "He can't live ...

Napoleon Has Succeeded, the Great Moment Has Arrived: Egypt, July 3, 2013

Robert Eisenman | Posted 09.05.2013 | World
Robert Eisenman

No one -- not even The Muslim Brotherhood -- and certainly probably none of the other Islamic powers of the region, Sunni or Shi'ite, expected to see what we are seeing now on the streets of Cairo and saw there in "The Arab Spring" a year and a half previously.