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Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

The Scientist Pope of the “Dark Ages”

Professional historians have long known that the "Dark Ages" -- roughly, the period between 500 to 1000 -- was not a time of ignorance or superstition, but involved a range of scientific, economic, and cultural advances. For that reason, it's always nice to see a work of popular history set the record straight, as Nancy [...]

An evening with Richard Dawkins

Edward Larson, former Fellow at the Discovery Institute and current professor of history at Pepperdine, attended the recent Council for Secular Humanism's annual meeting as a correspondent for Religion Dispatches. (If you're unfamiliar with the publication, RD Magazine covers religion from the Left.) Richard Dawkins was the main draw of the evening, and was there [...]

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