For Victory Day: It’s Time to Think About Finally Winning WWII

By Matthew Ehret 77 years ago Germany surrendered to allied forces finally ending the ravages of the Second World War. Today, as the world celebrates the 77th anniversary of this victory, why not think very seriously about finally winning that war once and for all? If you’re confused by this statement, then you might want…

Today’s Multi Polar Potential and the Missed Chance of 1867

By Matthew Ehret In a recent paper entitled ‘Tomorrow’s Arctic: Theatre of War or Cooperation?’ I introduced readers to the US-Russian grand design which shaped not only the sale of Alaska in October 1867 to the USA for $7.2 million, but also Russia’s involvement in the American Civil War as Czar Alexander II arranged the deployment of…

Frederick Douglass, Lincoln and the Fight to Save the Soul of America

To quote Martin Luther King: “Is anything more obvious than the presence of evil in the universe? Its nagging, prehensile tentacles projects into every level of human existence. We may debate the origin of evil, but only a victim of superficial optimism would debate its reality. Evil is stark, grim, and colossally real. … Within…

Remembering Rabindranath Tagore: A Life Dedicated to the Universal

Originally published on the Poetry Foundation. On his 70th birthday, in an address delivered at the university he founded in 1918, Rabindranath Tagore said: “I have, it is true, engaged myself in a series of activities. But the innermost me is not to be found in any of these. At the end of the journey…

Sun Yat-sen’s Advice to Young Revolutionaries

By Matthew Ehret On January 1, 1912 Dr. Sun Yat-sen was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of China consolidating a decades-long effort to overthrow an ancient feudal order premised upon a hereditary power structure of the “divine right of bloodlines”. Sun’s fascinating life defies any pre-existing categorization as a “socialist” or “capitalist”…

Humanity’s Struggle for a City of God: From Plato to Thomas More

In this final installment of a trilogy of lectures on the topic of ‘Humanity’s Struggle for a City of God’, Matt Ehret recapitulates the first two classes by going over the the migration of the Babylonian oligarchy and its network of cults to Persia, and thence to Rome after Alexander the Great’s victory over his…