History

The Irish Diaspora.

On this day when millions of people celebrate the Irish diaspora in America, it’s worth reflecting on the circumstances surrounding their departure from Ireland. During the “famine,” there was more than enough food being grown to feed everyone, but it…Continue Reading →

Domitian and Diocletian.

There’s something that’s been perplexing me, namely the different reactions to the policies of Domitian and Diocletian. Before I start, let me go on a long rant about why everything you know about the ancient world is wrong. When Augustus…Continue Reading →

Racism and Republicans.

This week Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are trading barbs over accusations of racism. And all over the Internet, historical revisionists are out in force, claiming the the Democratic and Republican Parties have maintained consistent ideologies for the entirety of…Continue Reading →