Preserved Fortification, Donkey Stables Dating To King Solomon Discovered

Preserved Fortification, Donkey Stables Dating To King Solomon Discovered

The Daily Journalist. Intact defensive structure, livestock pens provide insight into complexity of Iron Age copper production Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel’s [...]
Presidential Transition Day: Some Interesting Stories

Presidential Transition Day: Some Interesting Stories

By Rich Rubino. Protocol dictates that the outgoing President leaves a note to be read by his successor upon taking office. This practice began when Ronald Reagan left a note for his successor George H.W. Bush, admonishing him: “Don’t [...]
Early Marx Reception in the United States

Early Marx Reception in the United States

By Andrew Hartman.   The divergent responses to Marx’s death in 1883 anticipated the diversity of Marx reception even before the Russian Revolution, which kickstarted a vibrant and heated debate about Marx and his legacy that continues [...]
Researchers Discover New Ancient Egyptians Tombs

Researchers Discover New Ancient Egyptians Tombs

Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found “compelling evidence” of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed. A two-metre high ancient encroachment wall has been discovered [...]
The Historical Journey Of Christmas Turkeys

The Historical Journey Of Christmas Turkeys

Professor Rebecca Earle, food historian at the University of Warwick has been researching the traditional Christmas turkey, in order to find out how this north American bird has become a mainstay of festive food. “I was talking with [...]
Unknown City Discovered In Greece By Swedish And Greek Archaeologist

Unknown City Discovered In Greece By Swedish And Greek Archaeologist

By Don Irvine. An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally [...]
Thomas Schelling: Game Theory, Cold War, Coordination, Leadership, Tipping, Focal point...

Thomas Schelling: Game Theory, Cold War, Coordination, Leadership, Tipping, Focal point…

By Josep Colomer.   Thomas Schelling (1921-2016) Thomas Schelling was one of the greatest game theorists, Nobel Laureate in 2005, and influential advisor for several U.S. presidents. During the Cold War, he produced several consequential [...]
Trump, the Frankfurt School and the Counterrevolution: A Manifesto

Trump, the Frankfurt School and the Counterrevolution: A Manifesto

  By Roniel Aledo.      Trump’s victory is really an extraordinary event. It will be the subject of studies and research of political scientists, sociologists and academics for years to come. I supported Trump since the very [...]
The electoral college is a medieval relic. Only the U.S. still has one.

The electoral college is a medieval relic. Only the U.S. still has one.

By Josep Colomer.   The U.S. electoral college is a medieval relic. For several centuries, many political communities in Europe and the Americas used electors chosen from different territorial and political units to select a main [...]
Weakism, Wishful Thinking & Yalta 2

Weakism, Wishful Thinking & Yalta 2

  By Julian French.     “If Hitler invaded hell I would at least make a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons”. Winston Churchill Alphen, Netherlands. 9 December. Funny old week. The Great European Mess [...]
Castro from Liberator to Dictator

Castro from Liberator to Dictator

By Sami Jamil Jadallah.     America, the great democracy, could never find a dictator it did not like; of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, and the exception is Fidel Castro. Too bad, the man who “liberated” Cuba [...]
Iron Age-Ceramics Suggest Complex Pattern Of Eastern Mediterranean Trade

Iron Age-Ceramics Suggest Complex Pattern Of Eastern Mediterranean Trade

The Daily Journalist. Two markers of regional exchange in the Eastern Mediterranean during the first millennium BCE are the White Painted and Bichrome Wares from Cyprus’s Cypro-Geometric and Cypro-Archaic periods Cypriot-style pottery [...]
Americans Feasting On Turkey 2,300 Years Ago

Americans Feasting On Turkey 2,300 Years Ago

The Daily Journalist. While the popular notion of the American Thanksgiving is less than 400 years old, the turkey has been part of American lives for more than 2,000 years. But for much of that time, the bird was more revered than eaten. Washington [...]
Holbein's Dance Of Death - The 16th Century Charlie Hebdo

Holbein’s Dance Of Death – The 16th Century Charlie Hebdo

The Daily Journalist.   He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein’s famous ‘Dance Of Death’ suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment [...]
The fall of Kabul - 15 years later

The fall of Kabul – 15 years later

By Rick Francona.     On November 14, 2001, the Afghan capital city of Kabul fell to the U.S.-supported Northern Alliance after a short but intense battle. The Northern Alliance was supported primarily by U.S. airpower controlled [...]
Significant Bronze Age City Discovered In Northern Iraq

Significant Bronze Age City Discovered In Northern Iraq

The Daily Journalist. Archeologists from the University of Tübingen perform excavation work just 45 kilometers from IS territory – the settlement may have been an outpost of the Akkadian Empire. Archeologists from the Institute for [...]
How Early Pacific Seafarers Populated On Of Earth's Most Remote Regions

How Early Pacific Seafarers Populated On Of Earth’s Most Remote Regions

The Daily Journalist. Seafaring settlers traveled hundreds — even thousands — of miles, navigating by stars and overcoming ocean currents and difficult weather for months to arrive in a region that includes present-day Tonga, Samoa, [...]
Age Of First Chief's Ancient Tomb Reveals Pacific Island Society

Age Of First Chief’s Ancient Tomb Reveals Pacific Island Society

The Daily Journalist. New dating on the stone buildings of Nan Madol suggests the ancient coral reef capital in the Pacific Ocean was the earliest among the islands to be ruled by a single chief. The discovery makes Nan Madol a key locale [...]
Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

Like Nixon In 1968, Pence Could Become The Consensus GOP Candidate in 2020

By Rich Rubino.     Before Donald Trump selected Mike Pence to be his Vice Presidential Runningmate, Pence was locked in a tight race to retain his job as Indiana Governor, sporting job approval ratings of under 50 percent. If [...]
Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

Islamic Liberation Theology, Why Not?

  By Sami Jamil Jadallah.   If anyone thinks that the Prophet Mohamed ( pbuh) was not a social and theological liberation revolutionary, better think twice. I have been thinking of writing this essay for more than few years since [...]