Michael F. Bishop

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Politics & Policy

In the Crucible

From 1754 to 1763, Britain and France were locked in a bitter, bloody struggle for control of North America. The conflict, which spread across the globe, could be considered the ...
Politics & Policy

Meeting Lincoln

‘Another damn’d, thick square book!” groused the Duke of Gloucester to Edward Gibbon on the publication of a volume of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and one ...
Politics & Policy

The Great Abyss

It was the most momentous act of terrorism in history. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian empire, his morganatic wife at his side, ...
Politics & Policy

A Political Man

Thomas Jefferson is not in vogue. His Democratic descendants long ago abandoned his philosophy of limited government, Republicans rarely invoke him, and scholars tend to focus on the gulf between ...