The Top 30 Influential Western Figures in History: An Introduction

Over the next 30 months, I will count down the 30 most influential people in Western history. (Attempted once before.) My qualifications are not overwhelming, but what I lack in prestige I make up with moxie.[1] My bachelor’s degree was in history and my master’s in American Studies. I’ve also taught various courses of Western history… Read More The Top 30 Influential Western Figures in History: An Introduction

Rebooting the Top 30

(Author’s note: I’m well aware that what follows has nothing to do with presidential politics. But what am I going to do — start another website? Bear with me…) Back in 2012, I covered the election in weekly columns for Construction Literary Magazine. Once the election ended, Construction’s editors gave me the opportunity to stay on and… Read More Rebooting the Top 30

POTUS Operandi

An entertaining sideshow to the main event known as the vainglorious Donald Trump is the media’s coverage of him. Though his journalistic enemies chide President Trump’s first two months, they part ways on the extent to which his actions and their effects have been deliberate. One camp favors the incompetence theme, while the other interprets Trump… Read More POTUS Operandi