Category Archives: History

The Black Sea

Traversed by Ancient and Modern Empires Here is about an area of the world that remains, for those of us oriented primarily toward North America and Europe, a historically complicated and geographically confusing mélange of ancient empires initially forged by … Continue reading

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Political Correctness and the “Cult of Personality”

The phrase “politically correct,” or “PC,” was first publicly used by a British Ministry of Information official during the First World War. It later appeared in Mao Zedung’s “Little Red Book” in the early 1960s and was adopted, originally tongue-in-cheek, … Continue reading

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