Imperialism

Kevin Spacey sexual harassment scandal costs Netflix $39m

Allegations of sexual misconduct by actor Kevin Spacey and others have cost online streaming service Netflix $39m (£28m) because of unreleased content it was unable to "move forward with," the company said.<p>While Netflix did not specifically blame Spacey, its chief financial officer David Wells said …

Business

15 Quotes About Grief And Loss From Books To Help You Feel A Little Less Alone

A little over a month ago, I was in the unpleasant position of having to put my 10-year-old pet rabbit to sleep. Now, I know what you’re (probably) …

Joan Didion

The Entirely Rational Basis For Turkey's Move Into Syria

Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.<p>In the 19th century, Britain, France, and Russia occupied or fostered the independence of Greece, Serbia, Romania, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Tunisia, and Egypt—each one part of the Ottoman …

Turkey

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of January 22

<i>This is the second installment of the “TAC Bookshelf” series. Published each Monday,</i> The American Conservative<i>‘s editorial staff, along with some</i> …

Conservative View

Rome: A Eulogy

From Counterpunch<p>The Roman Empire<br>(Image by YouTube, Channel: The History Guy) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>When we find ourselves in times …

Liberal View

Rome’s hidden defence revealed

Archaeology

Turkish hackers take over ex-Netanyahu aide’s Twitter account

A Turkish hacking group on Saturday took over the Twitter account of Dore Gold, who has served in the past in various official capacities, including …

Israel

Netflix's 'The Crown' vs. PBS's 'Victoria:' Prince Philip Is Eclipsed by the Amazing Albert

A royal historian calls this version of Philip 'cruel and undeserved.' But in the new contest of the consorts Albert is star as a true renaissance …

Royal Family

Visit These Incredible Places You Only Read About in History Books

From the Roman Empire, through the Medieval Ages, right up to the 21st century, these places have played a key role in shaping our world.

Culture

Falling in love with Vienna (Part 2)

Have you read Part 1 of our Vienna story? You can find out all about Day 1 (and see lots of pretty festive lights and read about mulled stuff)</i> …

Europe

Why there are ‘s**thole’ countries

Whether President Donald Trump did or did not use an expletive term to describe certain Third-World nations like Haiti, El Salvador and some African …

Conservative View

The Immigration Debate We Must Not Lose

James ZogbyThe debate over US immigration policy is a very personal one for me. It's about my family's history and the hardships they faced coming to …

Liberal View

15 reasons why Bristol is SO much better than Bath

There's no competition between Bristol and Bath. Our varied and dynamic city combines ancient history with contemporary cool to make it one of the …

London

3 Cheers

<i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS)</i> — The story of the underdog is as Philadelphian as it gets.<p>In 1776 Philadelphia, a group of revolutionaries signed the Declaration …

British Empire

15 Romantic Weekend Getaways That You Need To Book ASAP

Bring on the massages and wine tastings, please.<p>You finally put a weekend aside for you and bae—a chance to spend that overdue one-on-one time together without any distractions involved. No work to be done, no apartment to be cleaned, and no friends to crash your plans. Just you and your S.O. Bring …

Boston Red Sox

The Sinews Of Empire

Modern scholars of politics revel in their complex descriptions of state action. Rather than oversimplifying and reducing the state to a unitary …

War

Fall of an Empire Through a Family's Eyes

The best novels, with only a small number of notable exceptions—“Don Quixote,” “In Search of Lost Time,” “Ulysses”—have been family novels. “War and Peace,” “Anna Karenina,” “The Brothers Karamazov,” “My Antonia,” “The Brothers Ashkenazi,” “Buddenbrooks,” “Joseph and His Brothers,” family novels …

Opinion

MoMA announces exhibition exploring Yugoslavia's concrete architecture

New York's Museum of Modern Art will examine former Yugoslavia's impressive concrete structures and bold urban planning visions created during its …

Europe

The debt and the decline of empire

I ran into a couple of GOP senators the other day. They were talking about the fall of the Roman Empire (who knew senators might actually discuss …

Rand Paul

10 Little-Known Battles That Changed The World – Taylor Jensen

If you’re here for any reason, it’s to learn about all the things they should have taught you in school. If you missed these stories in history …

World History

Michael II

Michael II the Amorion, also known as Michael “the Stammerer”, was emperor of the Byzantine Empire between 820 and 829 CE. He founded the short-lived …

Ancient History

themstory: The History of Gay Marriage from the Byzantine Empire to Present Day

A regular column about the people, places, and events that have shaped our queer lives.<p>Like many a young man newly arrived in the big city, Basil the …

Equality

10 Battles That Shaped Russia

Mother Russia. The largest country in world, by area, is filled with allure, amazing biodiversity, rich history, and beautiful vodka-drinking women. …

Military History

24matins.uk

World<p>Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were honored as USA Swimming's top male and female athletes of 2017 at the Golden Goggles awards on …

Europe

Germany loans Lithuania copy of 1918 independence declaration

The document is believed to be the only surviving copy of Lithuania's original declaration of independence. The small Baltic country is set to mark …

World News

Army recruiters should follow the Roman example

Just who do they think they will attract with this new touchy-feely approach?<p>Advertisements encouraging men and women to join the army emphasise that their religious beliefs, sexual orientation and emotional needs will be no barrier to making a career. Very nice too, but what sort of come-on is …

History

Trade in the Byzantine Empire

Trade and commerce were essential components of the success and expansion of the Byzantine Empire. Trade was carried out by ship over vast distances, …

Ancient History

Amazon’s Britannia hopes to become the next Game of Thrones

Amazon has released a full-length trailer for its newest show — Britannia. Could this be the answer to HBO’s Game of Thrones?<p>Amazon Prime has been …

Entertainment

CIE Tours Announces Ireland and British Isles Deal

<b>WHY IT RATES:</b> <i>Travelers heading to Ireland, Scotland and England on select guided vacations will be eligible for a free companion flight.—Donald Wood,</i> …

Ireland

'Autentisté!' The Wine Revolution Brewing in Europe's Beer Capital

‘Autentisté!’ The Wine Revolution Brewing in Europe’s Beer Capital<p>4 minute Read<p>The Czech Republic is recognized around the world as a beer-producing …

Europe