'A documentary filmmaker with nearly forty years of experience and four BAFTAs to his name, he has divided the many camps that have viewed his idiosyncratic work, especially through his long-time collaboration with the BBC.'
George Blake’s death marks the declining memory of the Cold War’s lessons
'The lives of men like Blake serve as an example of the realities that global politics consists of and dissolves the assumptions that we often take for granted.'
RIP Professor Walter E. Williams
It has sadly been revealed recently that George Mason University’s Walter E. Williams has passed away at the age of 84. Williams was considered to be one of America’s leading defenders of free-markets and free people. Not only has Williams helped and inspired countless generations of young people with his numerous political writings and economic … Continue reading RIP Professor Walter E. Williams
Review – The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper
"Perhaps reading this book - which is now over 70 years old - will continue to remind us of what evils and madness humans are truly capable of practicing"
Review – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
It is important to understand who exactly Frederick Douglass was and his vital role within the historical movement that sought to achieve the abolition of slavery. Slavery as an institution had (and sadly still does in some parts of the modern world) existed for as long as mankind had. It is an institution which has … Continue reading Review – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave
Yukio Mishima – Japan’s Enfant Terrible
Japan is an intriguing nation and many know this. Despite its limited global reach in history compared to the West and its troubled past, it has become one of the world's largest economies and cultural exporters. But this is also a double-edged sword in more ways than one. Like the sword itself, with the katana … Continue reading Yukio Mishima – Japan’s Enfant Terrible
Review – The Borgias: Power and Fortune by Paul Strathern
The Borgias were a family of infamy, their name becoming a byword for sin, immorality, deceitfulness, and incest; a connotation that prevails to this day. Their legacy is a juxtaposition to the Italian Renaissance they existed within, an era which gave birth to the great minds of Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael who reinvigorated … Continue reading Review – The Borgias: Power and Fortune by Paul Strathern
Review – A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean by Roland Philipps
Throughout history, humans have motivated their will to exist through purpose. Some go the extra mile through leaving a legacy, whether it is one of prestige or one of disgust. But for some, it can be a great inconvenience to have left a legacy at all, especially one that consists of a tragedy akin to … Continue reading Review – A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean by Roland Philipps