Traditionally Presidents Day was Washington's birthday. It was celebrated as a public holiday on February 22 each year, in peace or in war. Seventy years ago it was FDR's task to remember his great predecessor.
In the '20s and '30s, before anyone knew how to make atomic bombs, Churchill wrote several widely-read articles that looked forward to the harnessing of the huge amounts of energy stored in atomic nuclei.
Growth is not as strong as we want it to be. Investment and exports are too low. To take on these issues, we need to keep bearing down on the deficit and making life easier for businesses -- both those already in the UK and international firms that want to invest.
Since Montblanc was founded in 1906, writers, presidents and popes have relied on their Montblanc pens, watches and other accessories. With such a rich legacy, the challenge remains how to move forward in the 21st Century yet keep Montblanc so classic.
I have had the privilege of being in the Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol twice in the last two days -- for two very different events. Both served as reminders of the power and integrity of U.S. democracy at its best.
Brilliant leaders are those who use all the tools at their disposal to "earn the ears" of the audience. They use who they are and what they are good at. In effect, using their personal unique selling point to help get their message through in the very same way we would advertise a product.
At the height of the famine, unknown protestors laid the dead and dying around the one-kilometer perimeter of the palace, encircling it in a wreath of corpses that marked the passing of British prestige.
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.
On the evening of June 5, 1944, as Roosevelt spoke to the world about the liberation of Rome, and welcomed Italy back into the civilized world, Churchill and de Gaulle were having the most severe of all their many disputes.
The enthusiasm surrounding this concept represents a paradigm shift: an understanding that market-based tools, imperfect as they are, can be leveraged to help even those who have been left behind by global capitalism.
The sale of poet and scholar Roy Davids' remarkable poetry collection, part of which took place at Bonhams Auction House in London this past week, offered us a glimpse of just how valuable collectors consider rare poetry manuscripts to be.