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Otto Von Bismarck

Clinton, Trump, Aristotle & Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Q/ What do Donald Trump and the Galaxy Note 7 have in common? A/ Both are self-combustable. ______________________________________________________...

Bismarck at 200: A Blueprint for Europe?

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.29.2015 | Home
Patrick Daniel

"Study history, study history," espoused Sir Winston Churchill. "In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." At the 200th anniversary of Iron Chancellor and Prussian statesman Otto von Bismarck, the hidden lessons from this remarkable statesman remain ever vital for the future of Europe.

This Week in World War I October 3-9, 1914

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The battlefields of Waterloo and the Marne are separated by a physical distance of approximately 180 miles and by a time span of roughly a century. They mark the defeat of two successive attempts for the mastery of Europe.

This Week in World War I, August 15-21,1914 Part 2

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Bismarck is said to have once observed that, "German foreign and military policy was hostage to its geography."

The Old Math

Tom Deegan | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The government has unwittingly given away to big business a cheap and easy way to offload employee health care benefits altogether -- along with all their attendant administrative headaches and cost uncertainties.

What The Ryan Budget Gets Right On Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The Ryan budget -- love it or hate it -- at least recognizes that we can't afford anachronistic financial plans. If we try to, we do exactly what we must not: deplete the programs and leave those most in need without a safety net.

August 1912

Neil McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

One hundred years from now, a new crop of historians will have spent their careers puzzling over the mindlessness of a governing class that ignored reality and assumed the worst could never happen.

The Road to War in Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Eric Margolis

Clever diplomacy, not more Marines, is the answer. The over-extended American Raj has got to face strategic reality or it risks going the way of the Soviet Empire.

Dems Must Stop Hiding Behind the Notion That Politics Is "The Art of the Possible"

John Odum | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
John Odum

Bismarck's famous line and the sentiment behind it sums up the steady marginalizing of anything that could be considered visionary by so many elected Democrats.

Wall Street Reform: $5 Worth of No Substitutions

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

2010-07-14-Screenshot20100714at11.22.20AM.jpg My wife and I were having lunch at a local diner and saw the above sign on the wall at the end of our table. She read it. I read it. She laughed. I laughed.