Monthly Archives: February 2013

Unearthed!


In 2013, experts identified the remains of King Richard III, one of England’s most notorious rulers. Shakespeare wrote the king as a nephew-killing, hunchbacked villain, but Richard’s real life was a complicated mixture of ambition, ruthlessness and fear. Advertisements

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The Other Pope Benedict Who Resigned


Long before Benedict XVI’s resignation, Benedict IX resigned. Benedict IX was one of the youngest (and most notorious) men ever to become pope, and his abuse of power was legendary. He became pope three times and sold the title at … Continue reading

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Timeline Photos


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Pablo Fanque’s Fair


The Victorian age offered few opportunities for Black-Britons, making Pablo Fanque’s circus all the more impressive. Born William Darby, he was a talented equestrian performer, acrobat and show-runner. In fact, one Fanque’s playbills inspired John Lennon.

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Okichi, the Tragic Geisha


Okichi’s story is filled with embellishment and hazy details. Sent to serve Townsend Harris, the first U.S. Consul to Japan, she was shunned after Harris left. Yet Okichi is now honored with an annual festival and has become a national … Continue reading

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Миф о рыночной экономике


Меня удивило, что 13 февраля известный экономист и менеджер Сергей Алексашенко неожиданно вступил в полемику со мной, вместо того чтобы прокомментировать горячую новость: накануне суд отклонил его иск на 1 млн рублей к бывшему советнику президента России Андрею Илларионову, сообщившему, … Continue reading

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