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.
Christopher Columbus. Sir Edmund Hillary. Their names are iconic. Their feats were driven by one thing: a thirst for adventure.
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.
Years ago, millions left China to escape authoritarianism. They set up migrant communities from East to West. This is their remarkable story.
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?
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.
Under the Roman Empire, there was a great expansion of trade, technology, and wealth.
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.
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.
After 1,400 years of prosperity, wars and conquest, the Silk Road met its demise. Rats and fleas.
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.