"Conventional history of the exodus out of cities ignores numerous complex and interrelated causes."
Pretty tough bunch of folks. (8-minute video.)
From a few weeks ago. The video, "Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism," is just great. And so are the ten selected quotes from her.
"The lasting influence of the legendary Supreme Court justice."
See also "Justice Scalia On Life". (12 minute video.)
"Centuries before Columbus, Vikings came to the Western hemisphere. How far into the Americas did they travel?"
TL;DR: Probably surprisingly far.
Short answer: nobody knows.
A scholar by the name of Robert Drews presented a list of forty-seven major cities that were destroyed during this period. Not just the subject of battle or hardship but outright vanquished, never to be inhabited again.
Drews claims that every major settlement between Pylos in Greece and Gaza in the Levant was destroyed and abandoned. Forty-seven were credibly identified as having been destroyed during this period, and the number is probably much higher in actuality. . . .
What could have caused such a massive failure of civilization in such a relatively short period of time? A hundred years is nothing to the vastness of history and humanity had never seen such a fast and decisive collapse before.
Very interesting piece by noted historian Allan Guelzo.
Quite a sad finding, but Kyle Smith adds some good laughs to it.
You’ll notice that the pollsters almost always ask the American people opinion questions — are you feeling like more of a donkey or an elephant these days? — to which there are no wrong answers. Because when they ask questions to which there are wrong answers, boy, do they get a lot of them.