Tag: History

Total 11 Posts

Fresh off the Boat: An Immigrant Story

A century ago, millions left China to escape famine and conflict. They set up new communities from East to West. This is their remarkable story.

Stability Between Left and Right: The Key to Enduring Wealth?

Far right. Far left. In the wake of Covid, it feels like political extremism is on the rise. Here’s what we really need to watch out for.

The Secret of Success: Sail Like Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus. Sir Edmund Hillary. Their names are iconic. Their feats were driven by one thing: a thirst for adventure.

Conquer Your Fear: Here’s How the Greatest Generation Did It

This was a generation that grew up in poverty and hunger, but still rose to greatness and changed the world. Here’s why their heroism can inspire us today.

No, the Government Won’t Go Out of Business

Running an empire is tough. Just ask Napoleon when he led his soldiers into frozen hell. Is the American government about to do the same thing?

Bruised and Bleeding: Why America and China Are Refusing to Surrender

Today’s trade war between America and China is nothing new. It’s just the latest in a history of diplomatic knife fights and power plays.

History Shows That as Trade Zones Shrink, So Does Their Wealth

Under the Roman Empire, there was a great expansion of trade, technology, and wealth.

How Did She Survive Here?

This was our land. We had heard that there were people living up here. But we doubted it. It was too barren, too bleak, and too dry.

With Tears in Their Eyes, They Fired…

Have you heard of Michel Ney? He was a soldier who fought during the Napoleonic Wars. This is a fascinating portrait of how he lived and how he died.

Part II: Byzantines, Mongols and the Black Plague

After 1,400 years of prosperity, wars and conquest, the Silk Road met its demise. Rats and fleas.

Part I: The Ancient Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping is resurrecting the Silk Road as we speak. It will transform what you buy, who you buy from and who you sell to.